Businesses can now take significant steps to manage plastic waste and its impact on the environment, thanks to the launch of the world’s first best-practice standard for Responsible Plastic Management (RPM).
DNV GL launched a standard which verifies authenticity (Chain of Custody) of abandoned ocean and river plastic and build consumer trust in new products made from reclaimed plastic.
Kwai, the 140-foot sailing vessel, sailed from the Hawaiian port of Hilo heading towards the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, where its crew will collect more than 100 tons of plastic garbage and ghost nets.
In light of the global issue of marine plastic litter, IMO and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) shake their hands and inked an agreement in order to prevent and reduce marine plastic litter coming from shipping and fisheries.
The environmental crisis is most challenging than ever, with the seas being warmer than at any point in the human history and life underwater is facing many threats. Thus, the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14 “Life Under Water” establishes a wide-ranging goal to “conserve and sustainably use the world’s oceans, seas and marine resources”.
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).
NYK signed a memorandum of understanding with the Chiba Institute of Technology (CIT) to use a ship to collect and analyze microplastics in oceans worldwide, in order to create a solution to marine plastic pollution. This is the world’s first initiative between a company and a research institute to carry out a survey of microplastics over a wide range of the ocean.
The second phase of Caladan Oceanic’s 2020 deep-diving expeditions has been completed as the sub pilot and explorer Victor Vescovo and Prince Albert II of Monaco dived at the bottom of Calypso Deep. The dive also revealed that the human contamination has affected the deepest point in the Mediterranean sea.
BinForGreenSeas announced that Swale Council will join its project. The organization will soon establish three bins along the Swale seafront, prompting visitors to dispose of their litter responsibly with our prominent and poignant message: throw marine life a lifeline.
The Director General of Shipping in India issued an addendum on the regulation of banning single-use plastic in Indian waters, providing details concerning a delayed timetable for the introduction of the ban on plastics.
RMI investigation: Collision of container ship with fishing vessel during dense traffic21/09/2020
- Cyber Security
KR launches world's first cyber cecurity notation for very large LPG carrier21/09/2020
Hydrogen plays an increasing role for a low carbon energy system, BP says21/09/2020
Payment for concessions and harbour dues extended at Port of Antwerp21/09/2020
Vacuum cleaner to remove plastic from nature reserve at Port of Antwerp21/09/2020
World's largest LNG bunker vessel named in Rotterdam21/09/2020
Port of Antwerp limits damage thanks to container handling21/09/2020
Port of Rotterdam announces limited openings at Erasmus Bridge for tall vessels21/09/2020
P&O Cruises cancels cruises until 202121/09/2020
Boluda Towage to keep providing sustainable towage services at Port of Zeebrugge21/09/2020