During the 2019 SAFETY4SEA London Conference, Mr Martin Dorsman, Secretary-General, ECSA, described how the shipping industry will meet the 2020 sulphur cap. Mr. Dorsman explained what the challenges will be and what the industry can do to mitigate them.
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.
The Energy Observer, a former race boat powered with autonomous navigation with hydrogen, was docked in the Port of Amsterdam. The catamaran has been sailing for about six years, with 101 stops in 50 countries. The goal is to test hydrogen under extreme weather conditions. The vessels does not emit GHG and it is very quiet.
World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) published a report focusing on the physical signs and socio-economic impacts of climate change that are accelerating as record greenhouse gas concentrations drive global temperatures towards increasingly dangerous levels.
Norsepower, a clean technology and engineering company, announced that the Rotor Sail Solution received the first-ever type approval design certificate granted to an auxiliary wind propulsion system onboard a commercial ship.
In 2018 Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg JSC continued investing in favour of its environmental sustainability. According to the company, it spent about RUB 44.5 million for environment protection measures, which is 31% higher in comparison to 2018’s expenditure figures.
Gard, in light of February 16 being ‘World Whale Day’, published a revision on US and Canadian regulations and recommendations concerning whales, aiming at reducing collisions between North Atlantic right whales and ships. ‘World Whale Day’ held annually on the third Saturday in February, was founded in Maui, Hawaii, in 1980, to honour humpback whales, which swim off its coast.
DP World London Gateway has contracted Thomson to proceed to ecological monitoring surveys as part of its goal to ultimately develop a modern new port in the Thames estuary. Thomson will monitor wildlife, as reptiles, great crested and predatory fish in the ecological receptor sites which it installed when it first began working with DP World on the new development in 2008.
The Green Cruise Port – Sustainable Development of Cruise Port Locations Project is completed, in line with the action plan and recommendations for the Baltic Sea cruise ports. Freeport of Riga was able to study the most crucial parts of the cruise development, exchange information and gain experience from the Baltic Sea cruise ports.
The international environmental community gathered, on February 19 in Brussels, to discuss their commitment to fight climate change and find solutions on ocean preservation. The two panels to begin discussions will be ‘Climate change and impact on Ocean biodiversity’ and ‘How to conciliate Ocean energy with Marine conservation’.
Sailors participating in Golden Globe Race19/05/2019
- Women in shipping
More opportunities will arise for African women in the maritime sector19/05/2019
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Deepest submarine dive in history recorded18/05/2019
- Women in shipping
WMU: Key actions to achieve gender balance in maritime18/05/2019
Ship detentions in Paris MoU region during April17/05/2019
Dutch maritime technology sector reports cautious progress17/05/2019
Watch: Conveyor belt collapses on bulk carrier17/05/2019
New agreement eyes autonomous system on SAR vessels17/05/2019