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IMO Conducts Port Emissions Training

Photo: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

 For ports to cut emissions to ensure cleaner air and contribute to the battle against climate change, they first need to quantify emissions and then identify measures to reduce port-related emissions in a cost-effective way.   The on-going strategic partnership between the International Maritime

'Sulphur Cap Chaos in 2020' Warn World’s Shipowners

Photo: International Chamber of Shipping

 The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) fears ‘chaos and confusion’ unless the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) urgently resolves some serious issues concerning the successful implementation of the 0.5 percent sulphur in marine fuel cap, which is scheduled to come into effect globally overnight on 1 January 2020.

Spotlight on Liability in Latin-America

Photo: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

 International Maritime Organization (IMO) is supporting a Regional Workshop for Latin-American countries in Argentina to implement and ratify treaties dealing with liability and compensation.    The workshop, took place in Buenos Aires (14-18 May), has provided a comprehensive overview of the IMO liability regime,

LNG is the Bridge to ‘Zero Emissions’ Shipping

(Photo: Skangas)

The advent of industry wide tightening of allowable sulfur emissions is getting nearer. Suddenly, with the deadline now little more than one year away, the countdown clock will very soon be ticking much louder. Simply stated, the cap on allowable sulfur content in marine fuels, presently at 3.5 percent in many geographical regions,

ESPO Congratulates Seven Wadden Sea Ports for PERS

Photo: ESPO

European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) congratulates the ports of Den Helder (Netherlands), Harlingen (Netherlands), Groningen (Netherlands), Den Oever (Netherlands), Niedersachsen Brake (Germany), Niedersachsen Cuxhaven (Germany) and Niedersachsen JadeWeserPort (Germany) for obtaining EcoPorts’ environmental performance standard (PERS).

NYK Line's Green Bonds Terms and Conditions Determined

Image: NYK Line

 Japan's Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK), the world's first shipping company to issue a labelled green bond, said that it has determined the below terms and conditions for the issuance of its 40th corporate debenture bonds, unsecured straight bonds.    Bond name will be Nippon Yusen Kaisha 40th Issuance

Shipbreaking Issues Presented at 2018 Vicino/Lontano Festival

Photo: NGO Shipbreaking Platform

 The NGO Shipbreaking Platform has participated in the 2018 Vicino/Lontano Festival, which was held from 10 May to 13 May in Udine, Italy.   The Vicino/Lontano Festival has, since its very beginning, been closely linked to the figure of journalist and writer Tiziano Terzani, to whose memory the Festival’s annual literary prize is dedicated.

Illegal Fishing: Philippines CG Apprehends 5 Boats

A total of 74 crews including boat captains were apprehended by the joint personnel from Monitoring Control and Surveillance (MCS) 3004 vessel manned by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and Bureau of Fishery and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Region 5, and Coast Guard Station (CGS) Masbate in coordination

IMO Training in India on Port Emissions

Photo: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

 India is the latest country to benefit from International Maritime Organization (IMO)'s new three-day training package on assessing air emissions in ports and strategies to address emissions from various sources.    Thirty-five Indian maritime officials from maritime administrations, port authorities,

K Line Acquires Statement of Conformity for Environmental System

Photo: "K" LINE Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.

 Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha ("K" Line) and some of its group companies recently acquired a “Statement of Conformity” for its environmental system, “Drive Green Network” (DGN), for pushing forward group-wide environmental management in consequence of a conformity audit by a third-party institution (DNV-GL).

Oil Removed from Decades-old Swedish Shipwreck

An ROV monitors the Moskito during oil recovery from the Thetis (Photo: MIko Marine)

A diving contractor has removed oil from the wrecked research vessel Thetis, more than 30 years after the vessel sank.When the fishery research vessel Thetis went down into 30 meters of water close to Smøgen on the west coast of Sweden in 1985, it took a substantial quantity of fuel oil down with it.

An Unlikely and Remarkable Safety Journey

(Credit: Gregory Thorp)

Late last year, the Transportation Research Board released a major study that was undertaken “in response to the rapid development of domestic sources of energy and questions about the safest ways to move these products.” The Study Committee examined the operational responses of the three primary modes impacted by the fracking revolution – rail,

CR Ocean Engineering Wins Multi-Scrubber Deal

Photo: CROE

Glasgow based Songa Shipmanagement Ltd. selected CR Ocean Engineering, LLC, as the supplier of exhaust gas cleaning systems for its oil/chemical tankers and Heavy lift vessels, with options for more. The Scrubbing Systems will enter commercial operations commencing in the late summer 2018 and go on throughout the beginning of 2020.

Interview: Kitack Lim, Secretary-General, IMO

Kitack Lim, Secretary-General, IMO. Photo: IMO

As the International Maritime Organization (IMO) celebrates its 70th anniversary, Kitack Lim, Secretary-General, sits in his London office with a sense of satisfaction that in his two plus years at the helm of IMO tremendous strides have been made toward significant greenhouse gas emission reductions,

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