AMSA, the Australian Department of Agriculture, and the Port of Brisbane have conducted a pilot project to investigate the feasibility of recycling garbage from international ships at the Port of Brisbane, in a bid to ensure effective management of biosecurity risks across the country.
The Nautical Institute has joined the Green Award scheme as an Incentive Provider, in a bid to support an environmentally friendly maritime industry. Green Award identifies and certifies ships that are extra clean, safe, demonstrate excellent performance and have gone beyond the legal standards.
IMO’s Technical Cooperation Committee, which is meeting for its 68th session, from 18-20 June, will be updated on key IMO capacity-building programmes, including the women in maritime programme and assistance to Member States to develop National Maritime Transport Policies.
Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest cruise company, has signed an agreement of cooperation with Norwegian-based NGO Bellona Foundation to focus in improvement of environmental and sustainability impact, as part of their shared vision of a more sustainable cruise industry.
How to create ‘better shipping for a better future’ was the key theme running throughout the 2018 IMO World Maritime Day Parallel Event, held in Szczecin, Poland, on 13-15 June. Ministers from 13 countries took part in a roundtable discussion with IMO Secretary-General, focusing on green and smart shipping and capacity-building.
UN Climate Change launched its first-ever Annual Report, laying out the key 2017 achievements and pointing to the future of the climate change process. The report covers many areas of the 2017 work of UN Climate Change, which includes the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, Kyoto Protocol and Paris Agreement.
The small island countries of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States face serious challenges, coupled with low growth, natural disasters, high debt, unsustainable approaches to resource management. Efforts by the World Bank on behalf of the Caribbean’s blue economy have delivered significant results.
In its Sustainability report for 2017, oil major Shell outlined its key activities related to LNG, as part of its overall efforts for a lower-carbon energy system. Shell is the largest LNG marketer of all independent oil and gas companies, selling LNG to around 70 customers in about 25 countries.
Green Marine, the North American environmental certification program for maritime transportation, announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Worldwide Network of Port Cities to combine efforts to promote the social acceptability of ports.
The International Association of Ports and Harbors and ICHCA International, the global NGO for cargo handling operations, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the sidelines of the Terminal Operators Conference in Rotterdam, to pursue cooperative projects of mutual interest, with a focus on sustainability.
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