The Port of Kiel will invest in cargo handling and environmental technology. Namely, the Port plans to re-design the entrance area to Kiel’s Ostuferhafen terminal, while another project aims for the creation of an onshore power supply plant for Kiel’s Norwegenkai terminal.
In an exclusive interview with SAFETY4SEA, Mr. Nick Brown, Communications Director at Bureau Veritas, invites industry to continue bridging the gender gap and supporting effective leadership by setting clear targets and avoiding micro-managing. Mr. Brown also notes that the recent IMO strategy for emissions reduction is currently the biggest challenge.
Stephanie Lavelle, Maritime Manager, Chelsea Technologies Group, shares her thoughts on the upcoming 2020 sulphur cap. Ms. Lavelle says that despite the fact the shipping industry players appear to have agreed to invest in new technologies and fuels to meet this regulation, the market still seems uncertain regarding the effectiveness of the sulphur cap.
Hong Kong published the Air Pollution Control (Fuel for Vessels) Regulation, which requires all vessels to use compliant fuel within the waters of Hong Kong to reduce their emissions and improve air quality. If approved by the Council, the Regulation will take effect on 1 January 2019.
A 5 year was conducted to explore the use of solar power to ships. The study included the installation of a trial system on the high speed RoRo Ferry Blue Star Delos, several ship surveys, computer-aided analysis, evaluation of various equipment in a test lab and also at an outdoor evaluation area.
Plastic pollution is, without any doubt, causing big problems. However, up until recently, not many were aware of the full scale of the problem. Thus, by using drones the size of plastic pollution can be measured more easily. This will inform more people, and will provide solutions to tackle it.
The Ministry of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries and Shipping of Mauritius is finalising regulations to ban disposal of plastic at sea. Namely, the country will give legal force to Annex V of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) which was signed by Mauritius in 1995.
During the 20th Summit between the European Union and China, on 16 July, the two parties signed an ocean partnership agreement. EU an China will cooperate to improve international governance of the oceans in all its aspects, including by combating illegal fishing and promoting a sustainable blue economy.
During Posidonia 2018, SAFETY4SEA met with the International Registries, Inc.’s Team for an exclusive interview on the future shipping challenges, discussing also key issues such as what is required for implementing a strong safety culture onboard and for effective global Sulphur cap compliance, due in 2020.
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CSMART calls for a culture of continuous professional development19/07/2018
Port of Kiel expands and invests in onshore power supply19/07/2018
USCG: Key points to pass the Initial Certificate of Compliance exam19/07/2018
Novatek ships LNG cargo to China via the Northern Sea Route19/07/2018
EU announces measures for protection against US tariffs19/07/2018
Drones can contribute to safer and more efficient shipping19/07/2018