Actions toward improving safety and environmental sustainability of shipping

During the 2019 SAFETY4SEA London Forum, Mr. Christopher Saunders, Global Marine Process Manager, RightShip, firstly provided an overview of RightShip’s risk rating to make delegates familiar with the organization’s vetting platform. Then, he moved on to explain how the industry must lead the sustainability charge and operate beyond compliance.

Watch: Electrification the future of shipping?

As the maritime industry grows, its emissions production does as well. Today, the industry is responsible for 2.5% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, with the number expected to grow, as global trade rises. ABB believes electrification can provide a definite solution to this issue. According to ABB, the next generation of ships will be electric, digital and connected.

World Wildlife Day gives emphasis on underwater life

This year’s theme ‘Life below water: For People and Planet,’  aims to recognize the importance of a healthy ocean to human well-being and prosperity, and commit to a sea change in how we manage responsibly its precious and priceless resources, Achim Steiner, Administrator of United Nations Development Programme, said.

MACN: Corruption incidents in Argentina decreased by over 90%

Latest data from the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network’s (MACN) Anonymous Incident Reporting System reveals that corruption incidents in Argentina have decreased by more than 90%. This drop follows the development of a new regulatory framework with the National Service of Health and Agri-Food Quality (Senasa).

New global alliance commits over $1 billion to tackle plastic waste

The cross value chain Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW), currently made up of nearly 30 member companies, seeks to develop and bring to scale solutions that will minimize and manage plastic waste and promote solutions for used plastics by helping to enable a circular economy.

How to set Science Based Targets for reducing footprint

An estimated total of 505 companies have set their Science Based Targets, under the global ‘Science Based Targets initiative’, launched in 2017 by the United Nations Global Compact, CDP, World Resources Institute (WRI), the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), and one of the We Mean Business Coalition commitments.

COP 24: Mixed feelings for the future of planet

COP 24 was held in Katowice, Poland, from 3 to 15 December, gathering parties from all around the world to push further work on the fight against climate change. Although the initial feeling was that the negotiations would not end up in some tangible results, governments eventually adopted a robust set of guidelines for implementing the landmark 2015 Paris Agreement, literally on the edge of time.

Renault to transport its cars on Neoline’s windship

French automobile company Renault announced the signing of a 3-year partnership with Nantes start-up Neoline, aiming to develop a wind-powered maritime transport service, and to contribute to the environmental management of its logistics chain, as nearly 60% of the Group’s parts and vehicles are transported by sea.

European Parliament suggests ways to boost plastics recycling

Members of the European Parliament proposed new incentives to collect marine litter at sea, new EU-wide standards and definitions for biodegradability and compostability, and a complete EU ban on oxo-degradable plastic by 2020. This non-binding draft resolution was adopted on September 13 with 597 votes to 15 and 25 abstentions.

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