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IMO awards Chinese rescue diver with bravery accolade

A rescue diver from China, Mr. Zhong Haifeng, who conducted a number of underwater dives to save three people from a sunken cargo ship, received the 2018 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea during 2018’s IMO Awards ceremony.

International Anti-Corruption Day: How shipping deals with high corruption levels

Corruption and “greenwashing” show rising trends in most sectors in year 2018 with shipping industry not being excluded. Ship owners, Port officers, Ship Registries, Classification Societies, recycling yard owners and scrap dealers are said to being involved in “Greenwashing” operations, trying to circumvent the international maritime legislation to their own benefit.

EU to deny citizens longer-lasting and repairable products resulting to e-waste

Major industry lobby groups have pressured the European Commission to leave plans for longer-lasting products despite increasing public support. But EU governments can still rescue the proposals during votes in December and January. The main categories of products concerned are lighting, displays, washing machines, dishwashers and fridges. 

Maersk sets zero CO2 emission target by 2050

Danish Maersk, the world’s largest container shipping company, revealed plans to become carbon neutral by 2050. Under this goal, the company eyes carbon neutral vessels commercially viable by 2030, acceleration in new innovations and adaption of new technology.

Wärtsilä introduces ‘lifeboat for buildings’ to stress climate change

Finnish technology group Wärtsilä launched a lifeboat for buildings, as a product ‘that should never see the light of day’, in a bid to highlight the potential adverse effects of climate change in the world. The lifeboat for buildings is not a real product, even though it could be, as it could be used in severe flooding and rising sea levels caused by climate change.

Denmark’s most modern container to be completed by 2021

Denmark’s most modern container port will be completed by the end of 2021 and it will be a sustainable and automated container terminal in Copenhagen. The area in Outer Northern Harbour is fairly anonymous, however, the current works remind that this is where the container terminal will be in three years from now.

COP 24 opens in Katowice to boost action against climate change

The 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 24) to the UN Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has opened in Katowice, Poland, on 3 December, gathering parties to push further work on the fight against climate change. The conference is expected to finalize the rules for implementation of the Paris Agreement under the Paris Agreement work programme (PAWP).

Shell announces short-term climate targets

British oil major Shell revealed plans to set short-term targets as part of a long-term ambition to reduce the Net Carbon Footprint of its energy products. The plans were announced in a joint statement developed with institutional investors on behalf of Climate Action 100+, an initiative led by investors with more than $32 trillion in assets under management.

India endorses growth of Blue Economy, says Minister

On the occasion of the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference underway in Kenya, India’s Union Minister for Shipping Shri Nitin Gadkari highlighted the importance of Blue Economy for India’s economic development. The conference is being organized by Kenya, with Canada and Japan as co-hosts. 

Renault to transport its cars on Neoline’s windship

French automobile company Renault announced the signing of a 3-year partnership with Nantes start-up Neoline, aiming to develop a wind-powered maritime transport service, and to contribute to the environmental management of its logistics chain, as nearly 60% of the Group’s parts and vehicles are transported by sea.


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