environmental footprint

First research reveals carbon footprint of global tourism

Tourism has been responsible for almost a tenth of greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new research led by the University of Sydney. The paper also showed that small islands attract a disproportionate share of carbon emissions, while the US is responsible for the majority of tourism-generated emissions overall.

Port of London Authority orders UK’s first hybrid pilot boat

The Port of London Authority has ordered the UK’s first hybrid pilot boat, as it publishes the final version of its Air Quality Strategy for the tidal Thames. The order is aligned with one of the 18 proposals for action, which is no other than the installation of green technology to improve environmental performance.

Emerging consumers to support coal trade, says Drewry

While coal demand and imports in Europe, India and China are slowing down in line with efforts to reduce carbon footprint across the globe, emerging consumers in South East Asia will salvage coal trade to a certain extent, said global shipping consultancy Drewry.

Dunkerque-Port receives PERS certification

Dunkerque-Port has received the EcoPorts network’s PERS certification, granted by the ESPO. PERS certifications imply that a port is effectively monitoring the environmental challenges and is implementing an improved environmental management. The certification is valid for two years.

Stena Line eyes AI on ships to reduce fuel consumption

Hitachi Europe Ltd., a subsidiary of the Tokyo-based technology company Hitachi, has partnered with Stena Line, one of the largest shipping companies in Europe, to implement artificial intelligence technology on ships to reduce fuel consumption costs, in a bid to boost the company’s efforts to minimise environmental impact.

UK to establish more than 40 new Marine Conservation Zones

UK Environment Secretary Michael Gove will present the plans to create more than 40 new Marine Conservation Zones across the UK. This move aims to protect almost 12,000 square kilometres of marine habitats and marks the most significant expansion of the UK’s ‘Blue Belt’ of protected areas until today.

Infographic shows developments on improving oceans condition

As today is the World Oceans Day, the UK Research and Innovation published an interactive infographic describing how engineering is increasing the knowledge of the oceans and reduces our impact on them. The UK Research and Innovation presents eight developments that will have a great impact in improving the situation in our oceans.

Port of Piraeus awarded for quality and environmental management

Piraeus Port Authority was awarded double certification against ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 by Lloyd’s Register. These certifications congratulate the Port of Piraeus for its quality, environmental management and pollution prevention. The certifications were awarded on June 6 during Posidonia.

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eu sanctions against russia
EU extends sanctions against Russia until 2019
adrift sailboat
Heavy weather caused the allision of USCG vessel with bridge
fire on bulk carrier
Fire breaks out on bulk carrier at Port of Kempla
Arctic Ballast Emissions Fuels Green Shipping Pollution Ship Recycling Technology
norway grants arctic oil exploration licenses
Norway grants Arctic oil exploration licenses to 11 companies
croatia lng terminal
Croatia approves construction of LNG terminal at Krk
power generation
Renewables accounted for 49% of power generation growth in 2017
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digitalization in uk ports
UK Major Ports Group launches contest to promote digitalization in UK ports
eu drone rules
European Parliament approves new rules for drones operation
steps of a cyber attack
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CIC Detentions Fines PSC Focus Vetting
uscg ends yacht voyage
USCG ends yacht voyage after multiple violations
performance lists 2017
Paris MoU issues performance lists 2017
uk fines captain for safety failures
UK imposes £25,000 fine to Captain of oil tanker for safety failures
CSR Shipping Sustainability Women in shipping
carnival signs with bellona
New agreement to promote sustainability in cruise industry
world maritime day parallel event
‘Better shipping for better future’ the theme of WMD parallel event 2018
singapore maritime industry authority
Singapore’s Maritime Industry Authority presents new 14-point agenda
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port of corpus christi
Port of Corpus Christi searches fund to handle US shale export
norway grants arctic oil exploration licenses
Norway grants Arctic oil exploration licenses to 11 companies
natural capital risk exposure
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