Nor Shipping is targeting to achieve ISO 20121 certification from DNV GL. This ISO regards the Sustainable Events Management System Standard for Events Organisations. It is also an attempt to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goal 17, to revitalize global partnerships for sustainable development.
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners granted over $3 million in order to support four projects that will help improve water quality in and around Long Beach as part of the Port Community Grants Program. The $46.4 million program aims at reducing the environmental impacts of goods movement.
ABS issued guidance providing the marine and offshore industries an actionable framework for owners, operators and manufacturers to take smart steps today in preparation for an environmentally sustainable future. The ‘ABS Guidance Notes on Smart Function Implementation’ support data infrastructure development, enabling health and performance monitoring, and augmenting vessel operations.
While speaking at the last SAFETY4SEA Conference in Athens, Mrs. Carleen Lyden Walker, Co-Founder/Executive Director of NAMEPA, emphasized sustainability as an opportunity of success and change for the shipping industry. Never before the recorded history has so much change and disruption occurring at such an accelerated pace, she argued, providing several examples of how many changes the industry has seen over the recent years, and how the industry can benefit.
At the 5th edition of Our Ocean conference in Bali, the EU announced 23 new commitments for better governance of the oceans and €300 million of EU-funded initiatives, which include projects to tackle plastic pollution, make blue economy more sustainable and improve research and marine surveillance. This contribution comes on top of the over €550 million committed in last year’s conference in Malta.
British oi major Shell has joined the Global Wind Energy Council as a board level member. Shell is taking part in GWEC’s Offshore Taskforce, which brings together leading industry actors to accelerate the development of offshore wind in new global markets.
Ahead of the 2020 sulphur regulations and committed to tackle climate change by gradually adopting zero emissions measures, the Port of Rotterdam is trying to improve its environmental footprint. From green incentives, to using alternative power, Europe’s busiest port is on course to reduce its emissions.
There is no doubt that in the future shipping industry, oil and gas, fisheries, aquaculture, seabed mining, cruise, renewable energy, ports, dredging etc. will need more women in leadership roles. Therefore, we prepared a quick guide on how to improve women leadership in the ocean community.
Port of Valencia (Spain), Ports of Bremen (Germany), Port of Moerdijk (Netherlands) and Port of Tangier (Morocco) renewed EcoPorts’ environmental management standard (PERS). ESPO’s Secretary General and EcoPorts coordinator handed over the certificates to the ports’ representatives at GreenPort Congress.
Panalpina and CMA CGM signed a sustainability agreement to reduce their carbon emissions by 2025. As of 2020, newbuild LNG-powered mega-vessels with a capacity of 22,000 TEUs will help achieve the environmental goals. The aim of the sustainability agreement between CMA CGM and Panalpina will be achieved by using eco-friendly transport solutions.
EMSA: Overview of maritime casualties in 201716/11/2018
Awilco LNG: LNG trade has increased 6% in 201816/11/2018
Two ships collide off Borkum, Germany16/11/2018
USCG ceased ferry operation in South Carolina16/11/2018
Port of Savannah marks container moving record in October16/11/2018
BIMCO updates ship repair contracts16/11/2018
Nor Shipping lays eyes on sustainability ISO certification16/11/2018
Australia set to become world’s biggest exporter of LNG16/11/2018
India jumps 23 ranks in port development, World Bank report says16/11/2018
EU to fund LNG infrastructure project16/11/2018