The first offshore green hydrogen plant created by the Neptune Energy , located in the Dutch field of the North Sea, includes three energy systems in one platform; offshore wind, offshore gas, and hydrogen. The following video explains how the project will be progressed, keeping in mind that it is the first project of its kind in the sector.
The US-based supply chain management company Hudson Shipping Lines has stated its opposition to using scrubber systems in order to further comply with the IMO 2020 sulphur cap, and agreed to provide support to the Environmental Protection Alliance (EPA) and its campaign to ban the use of scrubber systems in the shipping industry.
The UK announced in late September a new global alliance, 30by30 initiative, which aims to alert on ocean’s safety and protection of its wildlife, while pushing for at least a 30% of the global ocean to be protected in Marine Protected Areas by 2030.
The Arctic Council and the Arctic Economic Council conduct their first joint meeting in Reykjavik, October 9, bringing together stakeholders to discuss the future of Arctic, marine transportation and blue economy.Earlier this year, the two councils signed a Memorandum of Understanding, setting the base on how the two Councils can better cooperate on their shared goals.
Port of Long Beach announced the launch of hydrogen and electric-powered cargo handling equipment at two of its shipping terminals aiming to become the world’s first zero-emissions seaport, in light of California Clean Air Day.
The European Commission and Germany conducted the first Marine Regions Forum, September 30, with experts focusing on the importance of ocean governance and the adoption of a cross-border and interdisciplinary cooperation to achieve healthy, safe and productive seas.
UNCTAD launched its 2019 Trade and Development report, focusing on the global financial crisis in relation with the battle against climate change, arguing that the struggle to create jobs is real, the environmental breakdown being a serious threat, adding that these challenges have resulted to new targets and goals to ensure a sustainable and safe future.
In the closing of the Climate Action Summit in New York, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres applauded the progress made in the shipping industry in the battle against climate crisis, commenting it as a ‘huge step’, and highlighted IMO’s 2050 target in reducing the GHG emissions by 50% by 2050.
Port of Antwerp is making efforts to become the sustainable port of the future. This is the message of the fifth Sustainability Report, which states that development of the port must go hand-in-hand with the largest possible contribution to society.
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