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Stena Line: Key sustainable initiatives in 2017

Swedish shipping company Stena Line released its yearly overview for 2017, revealing a 15% decrease in its sulphur emissions, reduced plastic onboard and a decreased number of accidents among the seagoing staff, in line with its sustainability strategy initiated in 2016.

ABP Humber ports project turns marine litter into shampoo bottles

In a bid to reduce ocean plastics pollution, ABP facilities in Hull and Goole are trialing a recycling scheme which turns waste into shampoo bottles. Recycling company TerraCycle in collaboration with Proctor and Gamble will transform the compliant materials into shampoo bottles that will go on sale at a major UK retailer later this year. 

Port of London launches strategy to improve the use of Thames

The Port of London Authority launched an Investment Plan to accelerate the delivery of the goals in the Thames Vision. The plan is to target three broad categories: commercial investments supporting river/port use; long term investments with a long payback period, which also deliver public benefits; and public benefit investments.

ICO plans cold ironing service at Port of Zeebrugge

International Car Operators signed an agreement with the Belgian port of Zeebrugge for a 54-hectare expansion of the Bastenaken car terminal. The expansion will connect Bastenaken with the Hanze terminal. As part of the expansion, ICO aims to supply electricity to charge future terminal handling equipment.

MAN Diesel & Turbo joins SEA\LNG coalition

SEA\LNG, the coalition aiming to accelerate the  adoption of LNG as a marine fuel, announced that it has added another member in its membership coalition: MAN Diesel & Turbo. SEA/LNG will try to leverage MAN’s focus in converting existing vessels to operate using LNG as a fuel.

Climate chaos to continue in 2018, warns UN Sec-Gen

Climate change is moving much faster than we are and the Paris Agreement goal may become unattainable, unless accelerated action is taken by 2020 through enhanced political will, innovation and financing to cut emissions by at least 25% over the next two years, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has warned.

NSW Ports to launch environmental incentive for ships

NSW Ports will apply an environmental incentive to vessel related charges imposes at Port Botany and Port Kembla. This initiative aims to reward higher standards of environmental performance in NSW ports. NSW Ports will most probably start from 1 January 2019. The incentive aligns with international approaches.

Port of St. Petersburg triples environmental protection expenses

The increase in expenses is because of the increase in financing for the modernization of environmental facilities. Specifically, the Port improved the water disposal system of the First and Second Port areas, reconstructed sections of the sewage collector, conducted a complex of work on the organization of metering stations in some wastewater releases.

Smallest island state joins IMO

The IMO announced that it has welcomed a new member state, on 14 May. Nauru, a Small Island Developing State in the western Pacific Ocean, deposited its instrument of acceptance to the IMO Convention with the United Nations depositary, becoming IMO’s 174th Member State.

What’s the value of sustainability in shipping?

More and more shipping organizations striving to meet a management concept for sustainable development. Is it because of the pressure of new regulations put in place? Is it because of the socio-economic factors and market related aspects? Or because of many human factors?

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’Unmanned and autonomous vessels are quickly becoming a reality. Do you think that seafarers will be able to trust an autonomous system?

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kilauea volcano
USCG enforces safety zone ahead Kilauea lava flow
research ships
Australia-NZ research ship collaboration eyes safer operations
program to tackle piracy in asia
Japan, ReCAAP ISC launch program to tackle piracy in Asia
Arctic Ballast Emissions Fuels Green Shipping Pollution Ship Recycling Technology
gothenburg protocol
UK to ratify protocol to limit air pollution
2020 sulphur cap
ICS warns of a ‘sulphur cap chaos’ in 2020
whale strandings
USCG, NOAA set up agreement for whale strandings
Connectivity Cyber Security E-navigation Energy Efficiency Maritime Software Smart
autonomous shipping
Regulatory update on autonomous shipping
GMDSS
IMO MSC 99 approves second GMDSS service
denmark cyber security strategy
Denmark’s cyber security strategy to improve shipping
CIC Detentions Fines PSC Focus Vetting
uscg psc targeting criteria
USCG: PSC targeting criteria
ro psc compliance
USCG: RO PSC compliance performance
ship detentions
Guidance on PSC and flag state detentions for Bahamian-flagged ships
CSR Shipping Sustainability Women in shipping
stena line
Stena Line: Key sustainable initiatives in 2017
plastic
ABP Humber ports project turns marine litter into shampoo bottles
less bureaucracy
Greece, Cyprus, Malta ask for less bureaucracy to boost shipping sector
Finance Fishery Infographic Maritime Knowledge Offshore Ports Reports Shipbuilding Short Sea Yachting
railroad connecting mediterranean and red sea
Egypt wants to build railroad to connect Mediterranean, Red Sea ports
ICC Incoterms under revision to keep pace with global trade landscape
trade war
China-US trade war averted