Environment

  • EU provided more than 2.2 billion euro to water...

    The European Union has provided more than 2.2 billion euro to water and sanitation projects in more than 62 countries worldwide since 2007 and is determined to continue supporting people affected by natural and man-made disasters, by providing life-saving access to safe and clean water.

  • Mississippi River Maintenance Called Inadequate,...

    Barges make their way down the Mississippi River with corn and soybeans, coal, chemicals, steel and other commodities destined for foreign shores. Whether originating along the river’s 2,320-mile stem or entering from arteries like the Ohio and Missouri rivers, the cargo—including 60 percent of all U.S. grain exports—heads for container ships docked in Louisiana.

  • Illegal dumping of waste by oil tanker causes...

    An oil tanker that was illegally washing its fuel storage area and dumping the outflow was the reason for the oil spill that affected two kilometres of coastline on Monday, causing untold environmental damage, experts said.

  • ETI announces waste heat recovery project for...

    The £3.6 million project will be led by Avid Technology based in Cramlington, North East England. It will last for 26 months and aims to deliver a cost effective waste heat recovery system for all types of ships which will be demonstrated on an offshore support vessel.

  • Diana Containerships Inc. Announces the...

    Diana Containerships Inc. a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, today announced that it plans to reactivate one of its Post-Panamax container vessels, the m/v Pucon. The company also announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contract with Orient Overseas Container Line Ltd., Hong Kong, for the m/v Pucon. The gross charter rate is US$10,750 per day, 

  • Green finance for dirty ships

    SHIPPING may seem like a clean form of transport. Carrying more than 90% of the world’s trade, ocean-going vessels produce just 3% of its greenhouse-gas emissions. But the industry is dirtier than that makes it sound. By burning heavy fuel oil, just 15 of the biggest ships emit more oxides of nitrogen and sulphur—gases much worse for global warming than carbon dioxide—than all the world’s cars put together. So it is no surprise that shipowners are being forced to clean up their act. But in an industry awash in overcapacity and debt, few have access to the finance they need to improve their vessels. Innovative thinking is trying to change that.

  • Scientists, Icelandic Coast Guard Partner to...

    A new collaboration between Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego and the Icelandic Coast Guard (ICG) has set out to study of the extreme ocean surface conditions that characterize the waters off Iceland’s coast. 

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Effective and economical: Bilfinger solution for desulfurization of ship engines certified: SOx scrubbers help the shipping industry to conform to environmental rules

Full steam ahead for maritime flue gas desulfurization: After only around three months of operation, the reference project on board the ocean tanker M/T Aurelia was awarded the International Air Pollution Prevention Certificate by certification company DNV GL on behalf for the German flag. Operated by shipping company Carl Büttner GmbH & Co. KG from Bremen, the ship was fitted out with a new flue gas desulfurization system supplied by Babcock Noell, a subsidiary of Bilfinger SE. This technology uses an absorption process to remove the sulfurous flue gases emitted by the ship. In this way, the ocean tanker meets the latest environmental standards.

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The Environment Aboard a Cargo Ship Can Create Psychological Problems for a Crew Far From Home

 In this, Mental Health Awareness Week (May 8-14), the Mission to Seafarers is pointing out that depression and psychological problems can often be a concern amongst the seafaring community and is highlighting the mental health challenges faced by seafarers and calling on the industry to offer wider services that could help safeguard their welfare. Much of the work undertaken by the Mission to Seafarers, and other charities globally, involves mental health support, from offering the ability to contact families, to being on-hand to assist seafarers struggling with depression and fatigue, and even providing support after cases of attempted suicide.

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US Regulatory, Financial and Political Issues Affecting Shipping: The Marshall Islands Registry and Blank Rome LLP Hold Seminar in Athens

IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry and Blank Rome LLP held a seminar on United States (US) Regulatory, Financial, and Political Issues Affecting Shipping on 26 April 2017 at the Metropolitan Hotel in Athens, Greece. The seminar was an opportunity for industry stakeholders to meet and discuss the current environment and the challenges ahead. The seminar was a success, with around 170 in attendance to hear the speakers and participate in the panel discussions.

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New fisheries rules strengthen data collection

A new regulation simplifying and strengthening the current system for the collection of biological, environmental, technical and socio-economic data in the fisheries sector has been adopted by the European Council.

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DEWA launches 3rd cycle of Carbon Ambassadors programme

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has launched the 3rd cycle of the Carbon Ambassadors programme, to encourage creative young people and enhance knowledge capabilities. The announcement was made during a session titled ‘Future Foresight’ that DEWA organised today. It was attended by HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, DEWA Executive Vice Presidents, and officials from a number of government and private organisations including Ministry of Climate Change and the Environment, Dubai Police, Dubai Municipality, Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), Dubai Economic Development Department, the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre, Dubai Airport Free Zone, Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence, Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), and a large number of university students.

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