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California: AFS Certificate not enough to comply with biofouling regs

California recently shared its experience from the first year of enforcing Biofouling Management Regulations, that apply to vessels arriving at California ports from 1 October 2017. The California State Lands Commission emphasised that the International AFS Certificate issued by a vessel’s flag state is not enough to document effectiveness of a vessel’s antifouling coating.

US Navy completes oil removal from atomic bomb test ship

The US Navy’s Supervisor of Salvage and Diving successfully removed 229,000 gallons of oil from the sunken World War II vessel, ex-Prinz Eugen located in the Kwajalein Atoll. Each oil-filled, accessible tank was hot tapped, pumped free of recoverable oil, and sealed to prevent any leakage.

Port of Long Beach awards $3 mil. to improve water quality around Long Beach

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners granted over $3 million in order to support four projects that will help improve water quality in and around Long Beach as part of the Port Community Grants Program. The $46.4 million program aims at reducing the environmental impacts of goods movement.

EU signs new rules to achieve greater energy efficiency

The European Parliament signed new rules on renewables, energy efficiency and the governance of the Energy Union. This enables the European Union to move towards clean energy transition, and follow on the already adopted 2030 climate legislation, as well as meet the Paris Agreement goals.

BIMCO launches survey on biofouling management

In a bid to respond to the increasing attention and pressure surrounding biofouling management, BIMCO announced the launch of a survey to gain insight into how shipowners are managing the topic and to provide relevant advice to IMO, as the Organization is currently working on how to improve biofouling management.

IEA: Energy demand to rise by over 25% until 2040

IEA published the World Energy Outlook 2018, which includes global energy trends and their possible impacts on supply and demand, carbon emissions, air pollution, and energy access. With today’s policies, WEO’s New Policies Scenario says that energy demand will rise by more than 25% to 2040.

Four reasons why slower ships could benefit the oceans

In light of MEPC 73 and its discussions regarding reducing shipping emissions, Greenpeace focused on another issue. The organization said that ships must reduce their speed, which could provide many benefits in the long term. Namely, lower speeds could lead to less CO2, among others.

Shipping is beginning to notice wind propulsion solutions

Lately the shipping industry has reached a wide consensus that it must decarbonize the sector. Especially ahead of the 2020 sulphur cap, the industry is trying to improve its environmental footprint. In this attempt, several companies are considering wind propulsion technology solutions.

Canada announces $1.6 million to protect Southern Resident Killer Whales

As part of its measures to protect endangered whale populations, Transport Canada will be working with multiple partners on the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s Enhancing Cetacean Habitat and Observation (ECHO) program which is looking at ways to reduce underwater noise in key areas where there are Southern Resident Killer Whales.

Underwater noise problems come on the surface

By using sound, many marine organisms can communicate underwater and understand information about their environment. However, underwater noise deriving from human activity, produces sounds that interfere with the ability of marine animals to hear the natural sounds in the ocean, concluding on a major and often deadly menace to ocean wildlife.

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EMSA: Overview of maritime casualties in 2017
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Two ships collide off Borkum, Germany
container lashing
Seafarer killed during container lashing in Port of Dublin
Arctic Ballast Emissions Fuels Green Shipping Pollution Ship Recycling Technology
lng trade
Awilco LNG: LNG trade has increased 6% in 2018
Australia
Australia set to become world’s biggest exporter of LNG
LNGHIVE2
EU to fund LNG infrastructure project
Connectivity Cyber Security E-navigation Energy Efficiency Maritime Software Smart
targetless laser sensor for offshore wind farms
First targetless laser sensor for offshore wind farms developed
cma cgm
Top container shipping companies consider new association to drive digitalization
5g
New project considers 5G technology for electricity grid and harbor automation
CIC Detentions Fines PSC Focus Vetting
ferry operation in south carolina
USCG ceased ferry operation in South Carolina
paris mou
Paris MoU appoints new Secretary-General
ferry grounding
Skipper fined over ferry grounding in Wellington
CSR Shipping Sustainability Women in shipping
nor shipping
Nor Shipping lays eyes on sustainability ISO certification
transparency international
Transparency International: UK, US, Marshall Islands, Panama could obstruct IMO reform
port of long beach
Port of Long Beach awards $3 mil. to improve water quality around Long Beach
Finance Fishery Infographic Maritime Knowledge Offshore Ports Reports Shipbuilding Short Sea Yachting
Savannah
Port of Savannah marks container moving record in October
ship repair contracts
BIMCO updates ship repair contracts
india ports
India jumps 23 ranks in port development, World Bank report says
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environmental sustainability
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