Euroshore is recruiting a Secretary General (SG) in view of the forthcoming retirement of the current SG. The SG is the public face of the organisation, responsible for the office leadership and for giving direction and clarity to the Strategy and annual plan approved by the Board of the Association.
Plastic pollution in the ocean frequently appears as seabird guts filled with cigarette lighters and bottle caps, marine mammals entangled in fishing gear and drifting plastic bags mimicking a gelatinous meal. Last year, a study estimated that around eight million metric tons of our plastic waste enter the oceans from land each year.
Launched on September 8, 2018 from San Francisco, System 001 intends to prove the concept of The Ocean Cleanup's technology in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, as part of a larger high-stakes and ambitious undertaking.
Six European SMEs pitched their cleantech solution for the treatment of ballast water during the Interreg North Sea Region Scale Up-event* on June 28th, 2018, hosted by Cleantech Flanders together with its sister associations and Euroshore.
The survey by the Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems Association (EGCSA) reveals 63% of all ships have either been or will be retrofitted with scrubbers, while 37% are new-build installations. 71 scrubbers were ordered in May 2018 alone. The number of ships with exhaust gas cleaning systems installed or on order stands at 983.
Dutch shipowner Seatrade was recently found in breach of the EU Waste Shipment Regulation (the “Waste Regulation”) after selling four reefer ships for scrapping in India, Bangladesh and Turkey in 2012. This case raises interesting questions about the interaction between the Waste Regulation and the EU Ship Recycling Regulation (the “Recycling Regulation”), attracting considerable interest from owners and operators alike.
Following the recent acquisition of AVISTA OIL Services UK Ltd by Greenbottle’s subsidiary Slicker Recycling Ltd, the parties have entered into a partnership to build a 100.000 tons feed capacity used oil re-refinery in Kalundborg, Denmark.
The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 72) adopted on 13 April 2018 an initial strategy, a framework for its 173 member countries, which is likely to be a starting point for greenhouse gas (GHG) emission1 reduction targets and guiding principles for the shipping industry to become part of the transition to low-carbon future.
Shipowners at the Marine Money Hong Kong Ship Finance Forum discussed the future of scrubbers in order to meet the new sulphur cap in 2020. The majority of the shipowners said the use of low sulphur fuels was their favourite option to meet the new 0.5% S requirement.