sustainability

NAMEPA launches Maritime Sustainability Passport

North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) recently launched a CSR/ESG (Corporate Social Responsibility/Environment, Social, Governance) program for the maritime industry.

More decarbonization initiatives to boost sustainable efforts

It is important that the shipping industry implements short-term efficiency gains to reduce carbon emissions while also embrace more radical long-term sustainability challenges to overcome the regulatory framework, Captain Rajesh Unni, CEO, and Founder of Synergy Group stated.

IMO,WMO launch report on extreme maritime weather

Last year, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) jointly organised the first International Symposium on “Extreme Maritime Weather: Towards Safety of Life at Sea and a Sustainable Blue Economy”, while launched the report now.

World Ports Sustainability Report confirms focus on port-city dialogue

The World Ports Sustainability Program (WPSP) launched its World Ports Sustainability Report 2020, part of the WPSP, aiming to fulfil its mission to enhance and coordinate future sustainability efforts of ports worldwide, fostering international cooperation with partners in the supply chain.

Stena Bulk completes biofuel trials onboard MR tanker

Stena Bulk successfully completed marine biofuel trials on the 49646 deadweight tonne MR tanker, “Stena Immortal”. Specifically, the MR tanker received the first delivery of Bio Fuel Oil in its recent call at the Port of Rotterdam, supplied by GoodFuels.

Shell to deliver UN sustainable development goals

The oil major Shell recently issued its Sustainability Report for 2019, focusing on the key sustainability challenges and opportunities that faces and the many ways in which responds. In fact, the reports details the company’s social, safety and environmental performance during 2019.

How can business support women amid COVID-19?

The COVID-19 outbreak has brought several disruptions to global business, most of which are yet to be seen and most of which are expected to hit women disproportionately hard, for several reasons that we explore below. So what is the business’ role in supporting women amid an unprecedented crisis for the global economy?

VTT focuses on bio and waste-based oils for ships

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland along with several collaborators are exploring how fuel oils made from biomass and waste plastics can be suitable for power plants and ship diesel engines. Through their research, partners aim to determine the most ecologically and economically sustainable ways for fossil fuels’ replacement.

PD Ports invest in sustainable technology

The British port operator, PD Ports, continues investing in environmentally sustainable technology at Teesport, in line with its commitment to reducing the port’s carbon footprint. The port operator received three electric rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes, supplied by Liebherr Container Cranes Limited, as part of the latest phase in the port operator’s container terminal expansion at Teesport.

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