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‘Going dark’ is a red flag – AIS tracking and sanctions compliance

With respect to the recent surge in sanctions globally, Mrs. Irene Anastassiou, Senior Lawyer at the Gard P&I Club, noted that the practice of turning off the AIS to avoid detection is a breach of SOLAS and Flag State requirements, while it increases the risk of maritime casualties and loss of life.

PEME as a foundation of the crew member’s wellbeing and safety on board

Today we are going to talk about Pre-employment and re-employment medical examinations. Unfortunately the importance of these tests is under estimated, left for the responsibility of the crew member, treated as a formal requirement, which eventually might lead to very costly claims onboard and/or even direct threat to the crew member’s life.

European ports’ Top-10 of environmental priorities

Sotiris Raptis presents the ten key priorities of European ports toward a more sustainable management, according to the latest environmental report published annually by ESPO. One of the findings that is worth noticing is that air quality, which was not an issue back in 1996, it is now in the agenda remaining a first priority since 2013.

Oceans at risk: the rise of the blue economy

It’s 2019, and we’re almost four years into the 2030 agenda for the sustainable development goals. Through the past year, the world has seen flooding, hurricanes, melting icecaps, desert spreading, draught, oceans warming – waves of plastic, animals losing their natural habitats, notes Silje Bareksten.

Green shipping is a business opportunity for the future

Norway is well positioned as a world leader in emissions-free solutions at sea, says Bjørn Haugland who refers to the many incentives that the country considers toward a green shipping industry and a sustainable future for the global market.

Understanding sustainability in maritime industry: Key priorities

Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, CEO at TOTOTHEO MARITIME & President at WISTA International, defines what sustainability means for shipping, referring to its three pillars – economic, social and environmental – and addressing also key steps to take for action.

Sustainability of Shipping—As we Know It

Carleen Lyden Walker cites positive initiatives that demonstrate a pathway toward a more sustainable future in an effort to highlight that shipping industry is changing. Concluding, she notes that there is no room for complacency; industry has to adapt to new reality not only for its commercial viability but also for attracting future generations.

Shipping Industry: Ready for the “Green Tide”?

Getting closer to 2020, our industry is under pressure to innovate sustainably and show its change-ready profile to the strict climate-alerting regulations. While remarkable progress has been made, it is of much interest to look where the inefficiencies lie as well as how close we are to properly manage CO2, SOx & NOx challenges and meet the goals and aspirations set by IMO.

Sustainability equals to resilient shipping industry

Referring to key priorities for a robust, resilient and sustainable maritime sector, Mr. Gavin Allwright, Secretary General, IWSA, highlights the need for an integrated approach that will ensure up-stream and down-stream impacts are always assessed in a transparent and collaborative way and emissions aren’t shifted, offset or dumped into other sectors.

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