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5 ways that ships threaten marine ecosystems

While several landmark agreements have been put into force over the years to minimize the impact of shipping activity to the natural environment, the vast presence of shipping makes some of these impacts hard to eliminate. Shipping traffic has increased 300% in the past two decades, with some of the world’s busiest shipping routes overlapping with marine life habitats, according to WWF. What does this mean for marine ecosystems?

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New paper examines EU ‘Environmental Liability Directive’ effectiveness against environmental damages caused by shipping

The Head of legal affairs, shipping policy & security, Royal Belgian Shipowners’ Association, Antwerp – Belgium, Elle De Soomer, presents in a paper the critical stance with respect to the (potential) effectiveness of the EU Directive 2004/35/CE on Environmental Liability regarding environmental damage from shipping accidents.

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