Environment

  • Marshall Islands Quality Council Meeting Hosts...

    The Marshall Islands Quality Council meeting, held on March 21 in Stamford, U.S., included a discussion on the development of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) fuel oil consumption database, intended to support the implementation of MARPOL annex VI requirements, PortNews IAA reports.

  • SCF Group partners with Shell to make the first...

    SCF Group (Sovcomflot) has signed an agreement with Shell Western LNG B.V. (Shell) for the supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to fuel the first Aframax crude oil tankers in the world to be powered by LNG. The agreement was announced by Sergey Frank, President & CEO of Sovcomflot, and Maarten Wetselaar Integrated Gas and New Energies Director.

  • Staying At The Forefront Of Regulations

    Major environmental regulations dealing with air pollution, greenhouse gases and invasive marine species will come into effect this decade, aiming at reducing the environmental impact of shipping. Their scope will include international, regional, country and state level regulations. Our ambition is to be at the forefront of environmental regulations, both those already implemented and those expected.

  • SMEs at Annual Investment Meeting in Dubai pitch...

    The UAE’s small and medium-sized enterprises need access to international investment to support the sector’s growth and in Dubai this week some of the country’s most promising entrepreneurs have been lined up to pitch their ideas to the global investors, economists, ministers and experts who control where that critical funding is deployed.

  • Ocean Guard Aims to Simplify Environmental...

    Navigating the complex web of environmental regulations governing the maritime industry may be simplified with Ocean Guardian, a new tool created by Total Marine Solutions, according to a statement from the company.

  • South Korea raises sunken Sewol ferry

     South Korea’s sunken Sewol ferry emerged from the waters on Thursday, nearly three years after it went down with the loss of more than 300 lives and dealt a crushing blow to now-ousted president Park Geun-Hye.

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Nor-Shipping 2017: VIKING has the power to simplify safety

For more than 50 years, Nor-Shipping has gathered key maritime industry players from across the world in the Norwegian capital of Oslo. Once again, global safety equipment and servicing leader VIKING Life-Saving Equipment (stand T02-16B) will take this opportunity to introduce visitors to all its latest innovative solutions that not only boost the safety of crew and passengers, but reduce the time, complexity and costs of maintaining safety compliance.

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Singapore Shipping Company Admits to Probation Violation

Singapore-based ODFJELL ASIA II PTE LTD (“OAII”), which was convicted in 2014 of violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships, has admitted to violating the conditions of its probation, announced Deirdre M. Daly, U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Jeffrey H. Wood, Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD). 

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Poseidon Med II event in Patras highlights the benefits of LNG as fuel and its prospects for sustainable development in Western Greece

The benefits of the use of LNG as a safe and eco-friendly fuel for the local community of Patras, was the core of the discussion during the Poseidon Med II event which took place at Port of Patras on 19th June 2017. The event was co-organised by Patras Port Authority, which is one of the participating ports in the project, within the European co-funded Poseidon Med II project. The event gathered together representatives from the Municipality of Patras and local stakeholders from social and industry sectors.

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‘irrespective of where oil is found, it belongs to the government of Nigeria’

Chairman, Senate Committee on Petroleum (Upstream), Senator Tayo Alasoadura, has said that the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB), now awaiting final passage in the Red Chamber holds immense benefits for all Nigerians. Alasoadura in a statement in Abuja, said the PIGB would not only help to create more jobs for Nigerians but will also foster a conducive business environment for petroleum operations when signed into law. 

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British Columbia Tanker Ban Moves Forward

The Government of Canada introduced C-48, the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act in Parliament, seeking to formalize an oil tanker moratorium on British Columbia’s north coast.

The proposed Act would prohibit oil tankers carrying more than 12,500 metric tons of crude or persistent oils as cargo from stopping, loading or unloading at ports or marine installations in northern British Columbia. 

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