India

All Indian major ports run on solar and wind energy

Indian Major ports have turned to use renewable energy in order to cut costs and reduce the emissions. Namely, India is the first nation to have all government-owned ports running on solar and wind energy.

Liberian ships urged to be cautious of Indian plastic ban

Following India’s ban on single use plastic from onboard vessels, the Liberian Maritime Authority reminds all Liberia-flagged vessels sailing to India of what to keep in mind, from which single use plastics are acceptable, to the importance of implementing a Ship Execution Plan (SEP).

ICD in India receives clearance for handling hazardous chemicals

APM Terminals Inland Services’ integrated Inland Container Depot and supply chain solutions facility at Chakan, Pune was awarded an environmental clearance to store, handle, transport, and deliver hazardous chemicals in any form. Th is the first time such a clearance has been awarded to an ICD in India.

IWAI, Cochin Shipyard partner for waterways to go green

Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) will use methanol as a marine fuel retrofitting its work boats with engines that could run with the green fuel. Cochin Shipyard would retrofit the boats at its facility in Kolkata. The shipyard had recently formed a joint venture with the city-based Hooghly Dock & Port Engineers.

EIA: India’s energy use will depend on its economic growth

India’s economic growth is possible to impact future international energy markets because of the country’s large population and potential for development. India is expected to be one of the fastest-growing economies in the world over the next 30 years, but how that growth will take place remains unknown.

India’s energy consumption not reaching that of China, US through 2040

In its recently-published International Energy Outlook for 2018, EIA forecasts that India’s energy consumption is projected to grow faster than the rest of the world through 2040, along with China’s and Africa’s. However, Indian consumption levels do not reach those in China or the US in the next two decades.

Increased ship traffic in Indian waters to affect marine life

Underwater noise as a result from increased shipping activity in the Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean is expected to significantly affect marine life, according to a study entitled ‘Acoustic Habitat Degradation Due to Shipping in the Indian Ocean Region’, issued by Maritime Research Centre Pune.

Three countries are in the front of renewable energy development

After renewable energy production experienced its uptake in 2016, 165 gigawatts of new capacity are now supplied from clean sources. In this new reality there are three countries which will responsible for two-thirds of global renewable energy expansion to 2022: China, USA, and India.

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