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Stena Line: Key sustainable initiatives in 2017

Swedish shipping company Stena Line released its yearly overview for 2017, revealing a 15% decrease in its sulphur emissions, reduced plastic onboard and a decreased number of accidents among the seagoing staff, in line with its sustainability strategy initiated in 2016.

ABP Humber ports project turns marine litter into shampoo bottles

In a bid to reduce ocean plastics pollution, ABP facilities in Hull and Goole are trialing a recycling scheme which turns waste into shampoo bottles. Recycling company TerraCycle in collaboration with Proctor and Gamble will transform the compliant materials into shampoo bottles that will go on sale at a major UK retailer later this year. 

Port of St. Petersburg triples environmental protection expenses

The increase in expenses is because of the increase in financing for the modernization of environmental facilities. Specifically, the Port improved the water disposal system of the First and Second Port areas, reconstructed sections of the sewage collector, conducted a complex of work on the organization of metering stations in some wastewater releases.

Port of Saint Petersburg starts social program

From the beginning of 2018, the Sea Port of Saint Petersburg invested RUB 7.3 million as part of its social programme. Over RUB 3.8 million was paid as part of the Collective Agreement with financial compensations and assistance to the employees making the bulk of payments. Additional RUB 800,000 was allocated for other social payments. 

What’s the value of sustainability in shipping?

More and more shipping organizations striving to meet a management concept for sustainable development. Is it because of the pressure of new regulations put in place? Is it because of the socio-economic factors and market related aspects? Or because of many human factors?

Marine Protected Area to be created in Santorini

On World Oceans Day, June 5, the Healthy Seas Initiative will collaborate with Cousteau Divers to support the creation of the first marine protected area of the island of Santorini, Greece. The first ever lost or abandoned fishing gear clean up action will be performed at the location which will become the MPA. A well-managed, well-sized, well-protected marine sanctuary will positively affect the marine environment.

Carnival opens LNG cruise ship terminal in port of Barcelona

Major cruise firm Carnival Corporation officially opened its second cruise terminal at the Port of Barcelona with an inauguration ceremony attended by government, business and community representatives. The Helix terminal will accommodate Carnival’s new class of next-generation “green” cruise ships to be fully operated by LNG.

Nigeria could lead sustainable global maritime economy

Only radical changes in development and business would create a sustainable world, with countries like Nigeria leading the way towards an international sustainable maritime economy, was the key message of LADOL Managing Director, Dr. Amy Jadesimi, on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Business Forum.

UK launches sustainable seas inquiry

UK’s Environmental Audit Committee launched a new inquiry on the future of seas, examining how they could be protected from climate change, acidification, overfishing and pollution, and how the government can create a sustainable blue economy. The submission deadline is Wednesday, 16 May.

APL to use all methods of compliance with 2020 sulphur cap

Gearing up for the 2020 global sulphur cap, Singapore-based APL said it will be using low-sulphur fuel oil across its vessel fleet, employ scrubbers on some of its ships, while it will also deploy LNG-fueled vessels, under its parent group CMA CGM’s earlier announced plans to take delivery of nine new 22,000 TEU LNG-powered ships.

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Greece, Cyprus, Malta ask for less bureaucracy to boost shipping sector
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