In line with the requirements of Shipping Order No 5-2019 all ships trading in Indian waters, ports or places need to be provided with a Ship Execution Plan regarding the use of Single Use Plastics onboard. Scope of the Plan is to provide guidance for the actions to be taken in order to comply with the requirement.
As we are approaching the end of another exciting year for shipping, without a doubt the focus of everyone ahead of 2020 will be on IMO sulphur cap. This issue, along with decarbonization in general, has emerged as a main priority for the sector, with companies trying to find ways to cut their emissions. In this article, we take a look back at 2019, and we identify the key environmental moments that left their mark.
Leveraging the advantages of augmented reality for reaching audiences, a new Clean Seas augmented reality experience created by Singapore creative technology studio MeshMinds, in cooperation with the UNEP, now allows audiences to immerse themselves in the challenge of tackling marine litter.
Each year, an estimated eight million tonnes of plastic end up in the ocean – equivalent to a full garbage truck dumped into the sea every minute. A new campaign by UNEP seeks to raise awareness on the harm caused by plastics in personal care products and shifts that can be made to reduce plastic footprints.
The culmination of the 2019 Design Challenge of RINA and the Institute of Marine, Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST), held by the Western Joint Branch took place on Monday, December 2. The challenge is a biennial competition for those in the earlier stages of their careers aimed at developing their problem solving; teamwork and management skills outside of their usual environment. More specifically, the subject for this year was to design a system capable of removing items of macro plastic from the oceans.
IMO in cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) launched a new global project called “GloLitter Partnerships Project”, with the goal of preventing and reducing marine litter plastic from shipping and fisheries.
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.
UK will take back 42 containers filled with plastic waste that had been illegally shipped to Malaysia, according to a joint statement by Malaysia’s environment ministry and the British High Commission on Monday. These had arrived at Penang Port between March 2018 and March 2019.
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), is launching a new program called “the Plastics Innovation Challenge”, in order to enhance innovation in the energy-efficient plastics recycling technology. The use of plastics may plays an major role in modern life, but its results of plastic waste are rapidly increasing, harming rivers, oceans, and landfills.
India announced that it will ban the use of single use plastics on board Indian ships and foreign ships, when these ships are at a port or place in India. The ban will take effect from 1 January 2020.
US issues new security advisory for Gulf of Guinea20/01/2020
Increased limits of liability expected in Singapore20/01/2020
Next phase for geothermal energy research in Port of Rotterdam20/01/2020
Sino-Hellenic Investors' Confederation officially launched20/01/2020
Italy court rejects charges against German rescue captain20/01/2020
Port of Oakland container volumes decrease by 1.8% in 201920/01/2020
Ports and carriers launch Boao Cooperation Initiative 202020/01/2020
Second Freeport LNG Train starts commercial operations20/01/2020
Port NOLA achieves new container record in 201920/01/2020
US weekly offshore rig count down for fourth consecutive week20/01/2020