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Environmental challenges toward 2020

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.

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.

World’s first hydrogen-powered ship in the port of Amsterdam

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.

WMO: Climate Change impacts are rapidly increasing

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.

US and Canadian regulations in protection of whales

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.

Eco-Survey port project in London launched

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.

Freeport of Riga participates in the Green Cruise Port project

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.

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