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MOL to Join TCFD Consortium

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Japanese shipping giant Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) announced that it will participate in the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) Consortium, which was established to provide a forum for discussions among corporations and financial institutions that agree with "TCFD recommendations".

Hurtigruten Inks 'Rotten Fish' Biogas Deal

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As the global marine industry aggressively moves to reduce emissions from ships, and Norway in particular has thrown down the gauntlet of zero emission cruise ships in certain fjords along its scenic coast, Norwegian cruise ship operator Hurtigruten has signed a 7.5-year deal to buy liquefied biogas

Race Against WW II Shipwrecks Oil Spill

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A remediation programme to protect island ecosystems from damage caused by oil pollution from World War II wrecks sunk in the Pacific Ocean will launch in Newcastle Harbour today (Thursday 23 May).The programme is the result of a partnership between Major Projects Foundation, the Secretariat of the

Grounded Bulker Refloated off Oman

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A bulk cement carrier that ran aground off beaches of Al-Fazayah Beach, Salalah in Oman has been refloated in one piece and without no damage to the environment, said the company behind the salvage operation, Resolve Marine Group.The partially loaded vessel, RAYSUTT II, departed Port of Salalah in May

52nd Paris MoU Meet in Saint-Petersburg

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The Paris Memorandum of Understanding (Paris MoU) on Port State Control held its 52nd Committee meeting in St. Petersburg, the Russian Federation, from 13-17 May 2019, chaired by Brian Hogan.The meeting was opened by Yuri Kostin, Director of Department on State Policy on Maritime and River Transport, Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation.

Panama Canal Closer to a Carbon Neutral Future

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The Panama Canal Authority announced enhancements to its industry-leading Green Connection Environmental Recognition Program.The award-winning initiative encourages the shipping industry to mitigate the environmental impact of their operations through an incentive-based system that includes the Green Connection Award,

PPR to Investigate into Scrubbers's Washwater

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The Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) agreed to task its sub-committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR) to look into the discharge from open-looped scrubbers, in particular the environmental impact of the washwater.This was decided at the meeting (MEPC 74) held last week, said a press release from BOMCO.

MEPC Pushes for Shipping Emissions Cut

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International Maritime Organization (IMO)'s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) pushed forward with a number of measures aimed at supporting the achievement of the objectives set out in the initial IMO strategy on reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from ships, in line with the

Zeaborn: 100 vessels to be EU Hazardous Compliant

Representatives of Zeaborn Ship Management - Nautilus Log - Korean Register - Verifavia Shipping on-board E.R. TIANPING in Singapore. Picture: Michael Suhr/Zeaborn Ship Management

Germany’s Zeaborn Ship Management has contracted Verifavia Shipping and the Korean Register (KR) to perform inventory of hazardous materials (IHM) preparation and certification for over 100 vessels.The vessels are managed by Zeaborn Ship Management, a consolidation of E.R. Schiffahrt and Rickmers Shipmanagement,

Braemar Mulls Shipbroking Opportunities

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Shipbroking is set to have an interesting year of opportunities as the shipping industry prepares for the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) low sulphur fuel regulations which become effective internationally on 1 January 2020.The implementation of these regulations will have multiple

Statfjord Loadings Resume After Leak

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Equinor has resumed crude oil loadings from its Statfjord field in the North Sea following a spill last week, the Norwegian oil and gas company said on Monday.Production from Statfjord remains unaffected, and the offloading of crude is now taking place from an alternative buoy on the field, it added.

DP World UAE Wins Sustainability Award

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The global port operator DP World's UAE Region has been recognised for its efforts to create a more efficient and sustainable supply chain when it was awarded the Supply Chain Sustainability Award at this year’s Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) Supply Chain Conference.Mohammed Sulaiman,

IAATO Votes for Whale Protection Measures

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The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) voted measures into effect that will reduce the incidence of tourist ships striking whales around the Antarctic Peninsula. The vote occurred at its annual meeting, held in Cape Town this year, and offers Antarctic tour operators

NGOs Furious on Lack of Arctic Action

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The Clean Arctic Alliance expressed frustration over Members States’ failure to address the risk to the Arctic from emissions of black carbon from international shipping, after a meeting of the International Maritime Organization’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 74) closed in London.

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