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Louis Dreyfus Armateurs is IWSA’s latest member

French maritime company Louis Dreyfus Armateurs (LDA) Group is the latest member of the IWSA. As the firm commented ‘The need to reduce fuel costs and future proof vessels in preparation for decarbonization costs is growing and the embrace of technology solutions that can deliver double digit savings for retrofit installations and significantly higher savings for optimised new builds makes a lot of sense.’

Overfishing threats more the ocean than plastics

Broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough highlighted that industrial overfishing is more dangerous to the ocean than plastic. According to World Economic Forum, if the ocean was an economy, it would be the seventh largest globally. Yet, instead of protecting it, humans jeopardise its future. 

Market sees charging cables made from ghost fishing nets

The Swedish company Le Cord launched a collection of Apple-certified charging cables, for specifically iPhones, which were made from ghost fishing nets. According to the company, these are the world’s only Apple MFI certified charge and sync cable made of recycled ocean fishing net plastics. 

RINA supports ‘CEOs call to Action’ initiative for a greener shipping

RINA released a statement according to which CSR Europe – a European business network for the Corporate Social Responsibility- has launched ‘CEOs Call to Action’, which addresses to those CEOs and companies throughout Europe that consider sustainability as a central and qualifying element in their way to do business.

Partners to turn collected non-recyclable plastic waste to fuel

Partners collaborated in order to remove the non-recyclable plastics from the North Sea and deliver it, after conversion, as a clean transportation fuel to the CIV Texel fishing fleet. The agreement stated that the participating fishermen will take all non-recyclable plastic waste from their fishing nets to shore.

Joint project launches wind turbine recycling

WindEurope, Cefic (the European Chemical Industry Council) and EUCIA (the European Composites Industry Association) have created a cross-sector platform to advance novel approaches to the recycling of wind turbine blades. Today, 2.5 million tonnes of composite material are used in the wind energy sector. 

Blue hydrogen economy kicks off in Rotterdam

The large-scale production and utilisation of blue hydrogen will allow local industry in Rotterdam to substantially reduce its CO2 emissions well before 2030, according to a feasibility study carried out by 16 companies and organisations within the H-vision project.

Ocean Observing System report card for 2019 launched

The Ocean Observing System report card that provides insight into the status of the global ocean observing system. Since the nations need that action has to be taken to tackle climate change, the report highlights the importance of sustained ocean monitoring.

Greenpeace: Deep sea mining to seriously impact marine environment

Greenpeace launched ‘In Deep Water’ report to highlight the fatal impacts deep sea mining has in the marine environment. Deep sea mining is severe and potentially irreversible to environmental health, both at the mine sites and beyond. The deep ocean’s biodiversity and ecosystem functioning is barely understood and robust risk mitigation is not possible.

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