marine pollution

MSC replies to recent report concerning CO2 emissions

According to a recent statement, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, highlights that is strongly committed to further reducing CO2 emissions; support longer term goals to fully decarbonize shipping and to further ensure its sustainability, in line with EU legislation, and that it is vital “that the raw data reported in the system are analyzed accurately and take operational realities fully into account, to give a realistic picture of the related emissions.”

Ban on exporting hazardous waste to developing countries

It was on Thursday, December 5 when the Basel Ban Amendment, adopted by the Parties to the Basel Convention on the Control of the Transboundary Movement of Hazardous and Their Disposal in 1995, became international law.

Overflow incidents the cause of most bunker spills

Over the last five policy years, 2014 to 2018, 18% of all pollution incidents handled by Gard Club claims teams have been caused by bunker spills, with an average cost per incident in excess of USD 100,000. But what is the cause of these incidents?

Risks of plastic pollution to the insurance industry

Plastic pollution is amongst the most alerting challenges the world faces today threatening lives and the human health. A new study discusses how risks related to plastic pollution play out across insurance lines and asset classes in which insurers invest. 

Kuwait bans single-use plastic items onboard vessels

The Kuwaiti Ministry of Communications announced that the use of specific single-use plastic items onboard Kuwaiti and foreign ships which will be prohibited; The ban concerns items that are prohibited with immediate effect and others to be banned after January 1, 2020. 

Electric boat to handle inland waterways’ and harbours’ pollution

The Waste Cleaner 66, reported to be the world’s most powerful all-electric boat designed for cleaning up pollution in inland waterways and harbors, includes technology that enables it to collect up to 700 kg (1543 lb) of solid waste and 1,000L (263 gal) of liquid waste, including hydrocarbons.

US $106M fund to keep plastic off Asia’s Ocean

The investment management firm, Circulate Capital, recently announced the first close of the US$106 million Circulate Capital Ocean Fund (CCOF), world’s first investment fund dedicated to preventing ocean plastic in South and Southeast Asia and one of the ten largest ASEAN-based Venture Capital Funds in the market.

U.S. Navy Contractor allegedly dumps waste in Japanese ports

An environmental services contractor is now under investigation by American and Japanese authorities, for reportedly dumping illegally at U.S. Navy bases in Japan. In fact, between 2008 and 2018, Kanto Kosan Co. allegedly discharged partially treated wastewater into the sea at two U.S. Navy bases and then attempted to cover it up.

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