sustainability

Port of Marseille, Costa Group partner for sustainable operations

The Port of Marseille Fos and Costa Group, shake their hands and inked an agreement in order to fund a study and develop new technological practices for sustainable operations. Responsible for the study will be the cluster “Pôle Mer Mediterranée (PMM)”, while it will be supported by the French government.

EU to discuss budget for climate emergency

Heads of state and government will meet on February 20, aiming to reach an agreement on the size and purpose of the next EU budget. The outcome should tell whether Europe is able to finance its transition to carbon neutrality.

Leveraging standards to improve climate solutions

According to a recent statement, Verra is identifying and prioritizing approaches to scale up financing for such approaches through the evolution of existing standards and the development of new frameworks and tools.

EU launches European Green Deal Investment Plan

The European Union presented the European Green Deal’s Investment Plan – the Sustainable Europe Investment Plan, which will attract public investment and unlock private funds through EU financial instruments, most importantly InvestEU, which can lead to at least €1 trillion of investments.

First LNG bunker license in Port of Rostock for Kairos BSV

Kairos, the world’s largest bunker supply vessel (BSV) for liquefied natural gas (LNG), received the first license to conduct LNG ship-to-ship bunkering operations in the port of Rostock earlier in December. It is said that the permit to conduct ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operations in the largest German Baltic Sea port will be the basis for the supply of LNG to a variety of customers. Preparations for the supply of LNG to their vessels are already ongoing and the first operations will be conducted within the next few weeks.

Solar PV market to grow remarkably in the next five years

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has recently issued its Renewables 2019 report with the aim to analyse and forecast renewable energy and technologies from 2019 to 2024; providing global trends and developments for renewable energy in the electricity, heat and transport sectors.

BIMCO issues biofouling survey results to IMO

To better understand how shipowners view the biofouling and in-water processes, BIMCO launched a survey in 2018, highlighting that manual collection of data is the most popular method among the companies that responded; The results of the survey were presented to the IMO.

GREEN Watch: What would you change for a greener shipping?

Our special column asked from the winners of the first GREEN4SEA – EUROPORT Awards, which were announced in early November on the sidelines of EUROPORT, to assess the environmental status of shipping and suggest ways to move forward and change the path toward a more sustainable future. 

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