The Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks, 2007 came into force recently placing strict liability on owners including provision of financial security and providing State Parties with extra rights.
Micro-plastics – tiny pieces of plastic or fibres which may act as a pathway for persistent, bio accumulating and toxic substances entering the food chain – are increasingly being found in the oceans and may prove to be as harmful to marine life as more obvious, larger debris, such as plastic bags, according to a new report.
The environmental impact of shipping activities include environmental impact on the coastal zones resulting from the development and operation of large-scale port facilities, and dredging and disposal of contaminated sediments for navigational purposes
Maritime transport is growing worldwide and the amount of emission in our environment is also on an upsurge mainly due to the usage of low quality fuel.
Under the direct supervision of the global marine terminal operator, DP World, four teams of 29 Emirati university students have started work on converting four 20-foot shipping containers into self-sustainable bus stops as part of the Carbon Ambassadors Programme (CAP).
Last week’s announcement of the South African Department of Energy that it has approved 13 new renewable IPP bids “signals the strong commitment of the South African government to continue renewable energy deployment.
Following today’s vote in the European Parliament, adopting a regional EU Regulation on the Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) of individual ship emissions of CO2, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), BIMCO and Intercargo have issued the following statement: Today’s vote was expected, being based on the political agreement reached between the EU institutions at the end of last year.
The leader of Alberta, Canada, announced a plan on Sunday to ease the province’s reliance on the carbon-intensive tar sands oil industry by imposing a tax on greenhouse gas emissions.
The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Research Board has announced that it will award nearly $38 million to individuals and teams studying the effects of oil on the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem and public health.
This is big: Saudi Arabia, which has an economy that depends on petroleum for 80% of its budget REVENUES, is now thinking of a world after oil for the first time.
Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) will use an upcoming marine environmental conference on ‘Integrated Marine and Coastal Management’ to provide updates on the Plan Maritime 2030: Abu Dhabi Coastal and Marine Framework Plan, the first comprehensive coastal and marine spatial plan in the region.
A Hong Kong shipping magnate is making a foray into the mainland market for greener recycled engine oils following nearly a decade of refining research in the city.
Residents living near oil and gas drilling operations can now call a state-run hotline with concerns about possible health impacts.