Overview of the recent regulatory framework in maritime industry

During his presentation at the last GREEN4SEA Conference, Mr. Antony Vourdachas, ABS, referred to the latest regulatory updates, including those related to air emissions as well. Presenting a regulation timetable from the top (2021), he attempted to clarify the regulatory landscape facing ship operators and owner.

How climate change affects oceans, society and economy

The very active North Atlantic hurricane season, major monsoon floods in the Indian subcontinent, as well as the continuing severe drought in parts of east Africa contributed to 2017 being the most expensive year on record for severe weather and climate events, according to the WMO Statement on the State of the Global Climate in 2017.

Overview of the Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems

During his presentation at the last GREEN4SEA Conference, Mr. Ole Johan Øby Svendsen, Sales Manager, Exhaust Gas Cleaning, Wärtsilä, argued on how to customize a scrubber system to fit the operators’ need for new builds and retrofits as well as to make a feasible installation process for retrofit installations.

World’s biggest automated container terminal opens in Shanghai

China’s new fully-automated port terminal has opened in Shanghai Yangshan Deep Water Port, becoming the world’s biggest automated container terminal, boosting the country’s efforts to be at the forefront of global trade. The terminal will be able to move 6.3 million TEUs a year, while the whole port to handle more than 40 million.

Revision of EU Directive on Port Reception Facilities

During his presentation at the last GREEN4SEA Conference, Mr. Sotiris Raptis, Senior Policy Advisor for Environment and Safety, EcoPorts Coordinator, ESPO, focused on the position of European ports on the revision of the Port Reception Facilities Directive, recently published by the European Commission.

Oil spill in Mississippi after vessel hits pier

The US Coast Guard and local agencies responded to an oil spill near mile marker 100, on the lower Mississippi River, near New Orleans, after the Singapore-flagged vessel ‘Pac Antares’ hit a pier on Thursday morning causing an estimated 4,200 gallons of oil fuel to discharge. 

Global marine heatwaves on the rise, new study reveals

From 1925-2016, the frequency of marine heatwaves had increased on average by 34% and the length of each heatwave had increased by 17%, as a direct result of warming oceans, according to an international study in Nature Communications by ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes and IMAS. 

Two recovered after 27 hours in the water

The US Coast Guard announced it rescued two men, after their boat capsized, southeast of St. George Island, Florida, on Sunday. The two men were hanging onto the side of the capsized vessel and they had been exposed to the elements for approximately 27 hours.

Compliance towards 2020 sulphur cap

During his presentation at the last GREEN4SEA Conference, Mr. Stylianos Mavrelos, Technical Director, Capital Ship Management, addressed different compliance options and ULSFO availability. As postponement of the Sulphur cup regulation seems unlikely, due to a number constraints presented, it is expected that the majority of the vessels will continue burning ULSFO and or MGO.

Bunker Spills: A brief overview of cause, effect and prevention

During his presentation at the last GREEN4SEA Conference, Mr. David Nichol, Senior Loss Prevention Executive at Thomas Miller (Hellas) Ltd., focused on bunker spills, examining their root causes and what loss prevention measures can be implemented to combat them. Mr. Nichol noted that spills into the marine environment relating to bunkering operations continue to occur with worrying regularity.

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