International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) launched several guidelines defining which are the protected areas and categorised protected areas through six management types and four governance types, also analyzing which are the features of specific areas that can not be classified as MPAs.
The Port of Helsinki issued its price list for 2020 updating the sizes and types of its environmental discounts, as part of its efforts to pioneer in sustainable development, achieving significant emissions reductions and become carbon-neutral by 2035.
On 12 December, the European Commission will present the European Green Deal as part of its plan to be the first climate neutral continent by 2050, announced the European Commission’s recently-elected President, Ursula von der Leyen, on the sidelines of COP 25 underway in Madrid.
On the occasion of COP 25, CMA CGM announced its participation in the United Nations Global Compact, highlighting its position on environmental protection and its role in the industry’s energy transition. CMA CGM will lead the path towards the shipping industry’s goals concerning the environment and will enable the Group to commit to trade focusing more on the respect of human rights, climate and the environment.
Rotterdam adopted the revised Port Vision, which focuses on the creation of economic and societal value and achieving sustainable growth. The revised Port Vision was approved by the Port of Rotterdam Authority’s Supervisory Board earlier this year, replacing Port Vision 2030, which dates from 2011.
Japanese shipping company NYK announced it has secured a syndicated sustainability-linked loan, Japan’s first advanced loan that allows for conditions such as the loan’s interest rate to be adjusted according to the borrower’s CSR performance.
According to Yamal LNG’s statement, from the beginning of 2019, the plant produced more than 16.5 million tonnes of LNG, surpassing its annual nameplate production capacity. The LNG plant reached the 25 million tons of LNG since the beginning of Train 1 in December 2017; From that time, Yamal has dispatched more than 340 cargos.
Following on the heels of the first ever IPCC Special Report on the impact of climate breakdown on the ocean, State Parties at the COP 25 Conference currently underway in Madrid must finally recognize the ocean within both their commitments and action, said One Ocean representing ocean NGOs from around the world.
The 25th UN Climate Change Conference (COP 25) opened on 2 December, in Madrid, aiming to take the next crucial steps in the UN climate change process. Following agreement on guidelines of Paris Agreement at COP 24 in Poland, a key objective is to complete several matters with respect to the full operationalization of the Paris Agreement.
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) published its Review of Maritime Transport 2019 earlier in the year, addressing the shifting landscape and range of challenges, further highlighting the rising concern of climate change. Thus, as the Panama Canal underlines, climate change adaptation and mitigation have become urgent priorities across the maritime industry, leading to changes such as the IMO 2020 regulation or rise of climate-conscious shipping finance portfolios around the world.
- PSC Focus
Guidance on fuel-compliance during PSC inspections in 202010/12/2019
Bureau Veritas joins Energy Transition Coalition10/12/2019
APM Terminals Yucatán gets crane, boosts operational efficiency by 40%10/12/2019
Overflow incidents the cause of most bunker spills10/12/2019
MNTB Director addresses seafarers of tomorrow10/12/2019
VLSFO popular in Rotterdam10/12/2019
Pirates free all nine MV Bonita crew10/12/2019
Qatargas to score top-of-the-line LNG production target10/12/2019
First SIMOPS LNG bunkering at Port of Amsterdam10/12/2019
Barcelona Convention begins plans for Med SECA10/12/2019