Following the environmental goals set by the shipping industry, BMW Group aims to using zero-emission cargo vessels from 2030, highlighting the importance of making the transportation as environmentally friendly as possible.
This is the first time in its 15-year history, that the environment is at the top of list of issues likely to have a major impact over the next decade, as a year of extreme weather events and growing evidence of global heating catapulted the climate emergency to the top of the list of issues worrying the world’s elite.
The project ‘Clean-Up on Kayak’ was launched in 2016 and has evolved through the years, including new and various partners and members to ensure a more holistic and comprehensive marine conservation programme.
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.
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