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Onshore power supply launched in Oslo

Stena Line became the first ferry company to connect to the onshore power supply connection in the Port of Oslo. Stena Saga will be connecting to the electricity grid during calls into port. The onshore power supply unit was launched on 8th of January 2019.

ICD in India receives clearance for handling hazardous chemicals

APM Terminals Inland Services’ integrated Inland Container Depot and supply chain solutions facility at Chakan, Pune was awarded an environmental clearance to store, handle, transport, and deliver hazardous chemicals in any form. Th is the first time such a clearance has been awarded to an ICD in India.

IMO: Which amendments entered into force from 1st January 2019

As of 1st January 2019, amendments to the bunker delivery note have entered into force, relating to the supply of marine fuel oil to ships, which have fitted alternative mechanisms to comply with the IMO’s 2020 sulphur cap. Other amendments that entered into force this year include the IMSBC Code 2017 amendment and the amendments to designate North Sea and Baltic Sea as ECAs.

5 reasons why oceans could improve in 2019

During 2018, human impacts and global climate change affected the world’s oceans. What is more, the severity of the plastics problem became more clear, with plastics being found 36,000 feet below sea level. However, despite the alarming situation in our oceans, there are reasons to feel optimistic that this will change.

Washington State Ferries announces 2040 Long Range Plan

More than half of Washington State Ferries’ 23-vessel fleet is scheduled to be retired by 2040. WSF Long Range Plan also focuses, for the first time, on green practises concerning its ferry fleet and being prepared for climate change and seismic events. According to Gov. Jay Inslee, the plan is based on electrifying the ferry fleet to reduce fuel use, emissions, noise and maintenance costs.

Contecon Guayaquil becomes S. America’s first carbon neutral port

Contecon Guayaquil SA became the first port in South America to obtain a carbon-neutral certification. Namely, the Ecuador Ministry of Environment and environmental ratings agency, Sambito SA, recognized the port’s commitment to the environment. The certification marks CGSA’s compliance to ISO 14064-1 standards.

Fjord1’s battery-powered ferry makes its first voyage

On January 2, the new-built, battery-ran ferry made its entrance on the Sulesund-Hareid route. Two more ships are to be delivered for this route in winter. NB59 Hadaroy is part of the green shipping plan that takes place in Norwegian frry operations and aspires to contribute to the enhancement of the environment. 

Moore Stephens: Greener shipping will bring investment in 2019

Current and upcoming regulations, indicate that the industry is on the right path. However, new funds are necessary, as going green will cost, the consultancy firm highlighted. 2019 will be crucial and the sector will have a better picture of whether the necessary drydocking capacity exists.

IWAI, Cochin Shipyard partner for waterways to go green

Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) will use methanol as a marine fuel retrofitting its work boats with engines that could run with the green fuel. Cochin Shipyard would retrofit the boats at its facility in Kolkata. The shipyard had recently formed a joint venture with the city-based Hooghly Dock & Port Engineers.

Self-locating datum marker buoys track coral slicks at Great Barrier Reef

Marine science and safety shared a view of a natural phenomenon on the Great Barrier Reef when Australia’s two leading marine agencies joined forces to track ocean currents. Namely, AMSA and oceanographers from the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) tracked coral spawn slicks on the Great Barrier Reef.


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