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Global Maritime Forum: Breaking down the silos to promote collaboration

While the voting procedure for the 2019 SAFETY4SEA Awards is open, Johannah Christensen, Managing Director, Head of Projects & Programmes, Global Maritime Forum, says that in the next years, strategic focus of the Global Maritime Forum – which has been shortlisted for the Sustainability Award – will be on how to make global seaborne trade safer, cleaner, more inclusive and efficient.

Nike trainers threat the marine environment washing up on beaches

BBC highlighted the hazardous environmental impact of containers falling overboard, even when they are empty. The discussion focused on ‘Maersk Shanghai’ container vessel that sank in 2018 and the majority of the containers it was transferring were lost in sea.

Clean Arctic Alliance calls on immediate ban of HFO in Arctic waters

In light of climate change and its impact on the Arctic region, Dr Sian Prior, Lead Advisor to the Clean Arctic Alliance, urges the shipping industry to reduce, as soon as possible, ship speed to cut CO2 emissions globally, while also reduce black carbon emissions by changing to cleaner fuels in the Arctic.

Clean Arctic Alliance calls for ban of HFO use in Iceland’s waters

In light of Iceland’s Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources decision, which bans the use of fuel oil with more than 0.1% sulphur content for ships operating in its territorial waters, Dr Sian Prior, Lead Advisor to the Clean Arctic Alliance, highlighted that the Alliance although supports this decision, they are in favour of generally banning HFO use and carriage as fuel.

Gard joins Norwegian cleaning local initiative

Gard presents Norway’s local approach on the problem of pollution, as Norwegians teamed up to clean marine litter from Norway’s shoreline. The majority of plastics found on the shorelines, sea surface and sea floor are not biodegradable so discarded or lost plastic items accumulate over time on shorelines.

SAFETY4SEA announces collaboration with EUROPORT to present a set of Awards

EUROPORT the leading international exhibition that will take place in Rotterdam November 5-8, 2019, is partnering with SAFETY4SEA to stage a series of special awards concentrating on four specific themes – digital shipping; environmental protection; safety at sea and maritime careers – with the aim of encouraging excellence and innovation and fostering Safe, Smart, Green & Sustainable Shipping.

Pros and cons of seasonal tourism in Arctic

The Secretary of the Nordic Council of Ministers and Nordic Council of Ministers published a report focusing on four main perspectives on the issues of seasonal tourism in the Arctic: local community perspectives; employment and workforce issues; the Arctification of northern tourism; and global environmental change.

Greenpeace members protest in Norwegian rig

Greenpeace activists climbed down from the West Hercules drilling rig in Norway, owned by Seadrill, opposing to oil and gas explorations in light of the protection of the environment. The rig, Norwegian Arctic, is to be used the following month by Equinor for the exploration of oil and gas.

Port of St. Petersburg employees volunteer in ‘clean up’ initiative

The employees of the Sea Port of St. Petersburg conducted the traditional environmental campaign ‘Clean Island’ to clean up the coastal territory of Kanonersky Island. The volunteer clean-up day took place on Friday, April 19. The participants collected about 100 bags of household waste, plastics, plastic bags and other garbage.

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