According to the Chief of the International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH) every port can do something with regards to sustainability, but they have to choose exactly on what they’re going to focus so that they do it perfectly. In 2018 IAPH launched the ‘World Ports Sustainability Programme’ in line with UN’s 17 SDGs.
INMARE, a four-year European research project that brought together industrial and academic partners, aims to transform the enzyme biodiscovery process and isolate new enzymes from the ocean. Enzymes make industrial processes faster, cleaner and safer and cheaper.
The President of the North Adriatic Sea Port Authority, Pino Musolino, recently sent a letter to key European ports inviting them to meet in Venice to discuss the economic and environmental impact of the cruise industry and to draw up guidelines for a new sustainable approach to maritime tourism.
Reuters reports that Royal Dutch Shell is under discussion for the installation of solar panels to power its Bukom refining site in Singapore. The Bukom manufacturing site includes a 500,000 barrels-per-day refinery, Shell’s largest wholly owned refinery.
DeepGrean, a deep sea mining company, responded to Greenpeace’s report on deep sea mining and its harmful effects in the environment. The company although supports a part of the report, it cites some arguments regarding its point of view on the benefits arising from deep sea mining procedures.
Omani Sohar Port and Freezone recently entered into a Service Level Agreement (SLA) with Sohar University and Qualies (the Organization for Quality and Innovation Strategies) for a tree planting initiative in line with its principle of promoting sustainable initiatives.
The Panama Canal and UN Environment signed a cooperation agreement to join efforts on sustainable development and combating climate change. The agreement includes the exchange of experiences and knowledge, the development of programs and research in areas of shared interest, and human resources training across both institutions.
The Dubrovnik Port Authority made a leap to better-monitor the quality of the environment and the air of the busiest cruise ship ports in Croatia. The port installed an air quality measuring station to be able to measure the environmental, air, sea and land pollution and also the port is able to know who is behind the pollution.
Société Générale, Crédit Agricole and Global Maritime Forum presented the Poseidon Principles on July 23, at the French Ministry for the Ecological and Solidary Transition. This initiative aims to help the shipping industry play an even bigger part in mitigating climate change.
Wärtsilä signed an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract for a 100 MW/100 MWh total capacity energy storage project in South East Asia. The energy storage facility will grid support purposes. The order for this project was already booked with Wärtsilä in Q2.
Captains established for new Australian Antarctic research vessel19/08/2019
USCG's role on Offshore Renewable Energy Installations19/08/2019
USCG considers amendments to persons in charge of fuel oil transfers on inspected vessels19/08/2019
USCG published new guidelines for Oil Spill Removal Organization classification program19/08/2019
Irish dock workers urge for better protection at Ireland’s ports19/08/2019
Balearia ferry runs aground off Spain19/08/2019
PSA Thailand invests in developing Thai Prosperity Terminal19/08/2019
Building starts for AIDA's next LNG cruise ship19/08/2019
Neste launches 2020 sulphur cap compliant fuel19/08/2019
ExxonMobil hires Singapore’s first LNG-powered tanker19/08/2019