The Government of Canada announced an agreement in principle for the transfer, as of 30 March 2020, of the ports of Matane, Gaspé, Rimouski and Gros-Cacouna to the Government of Quebec, under the Port Facility Transfer Program, which is expected to contribute to the sustainability of these facilities.
As part of its Remember Naka-no-Se Campaign, NYK conducted a crisis-response drill based on the scenario of a serious accident occurring on an NYK-owned LNG carrier. The campaign is conducted every year, drawing on the lessons learned from the crude oil tanker ‘Diamond Grace’ oil spill.
The Port of Gothenburg has started replanting 1.7 hectares of eelgrass beds to compensate for the eelgrass that will disappear while the port is building a new terminal. It is the largest replantion of eelgrass ever in Sweden. Eelgrass test plantings have now commenced in two locations just outside port area.
As part of its efforts to reduce its environmental footprint, Florida-based Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, operating the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands, announced it is eliminating single-use plastic straws across its fleet of 26 ships and two island destinations.
Our oceans are currently facing three major challenges: climate change, overfishing and pollution. Plastic pollution in particular is increasing and has received international attention from governments, media and large sections of the public. In order to mitigate this problem, technology might give the solution.
Mrs. Cecilia Müller Torbrand, Program Director for the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN), explains what makes this project, which has been shortlisted in the ‘Sustainability’ category alongside a number of other distinguished nominees, unique for the maritime industry.
The Port of Antwerp aims to transit to a circular, low-carbon economy and sustainable energy is an important aspect. Under this, on July 25th the Port Authority was awarded ISO 50001 certification for the second time in a row. A plan has now been drawn up for the next three years to concentrate on energy efficiency.
Masterplan 2040 Reviewed 2018 comes after an 18-month review period, which included extensive public consultation and the completion of major environmental studies, including a Strategic Transportation Study and a Strategic Environmental Assessment, which identifies reduced environmental impact from the developments.
In February 2018, the Government of Seychelles announced the creation of two new areas for marine protection covering 16% (210,000 square km) of its ocean. These new marine protections are the first milestone in creating a Seychelles Marine Spatial Plan that will cover the second-largest area of ocean in the world.
The high seas make up the nearly two-thirds of the world’s ocean in areas beyond national jurisdiction; they extend outside the boundaries of exclusive economic zones and have few rules or coordinated management mechanisms. The following statistics show why it crucial to take action for the protection of the high seas.
Sulphur cap preparations: Where we stand17/08/2018
More Australians are choosing cruises for vacation17/08/2018
Maritime New Zealand: Kayakers should always follow safety precautions16/08/2018
Fatigue in fishing: Facts and figures15/08/2018
Best practice guide for CIC on MARPOL Annex VI15/08/2018
Watch: How green financing can lead to a low-carbon world14/08/2018
Injury in cargo operations stresses insufficient management of change14/08/2018
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Emergency Procedures: Critical equipment failure13/08/2018
Lack of risk perception leads to lost time injury13/08/2018
Samsung Heavy develops autonomous ship systems10/08/2018