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18Oct

Euroshore is looking for a dynamic new secretary general

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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.

31Oct

Did you know?

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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.

29Oct

The Ocean Cleanup dispatches ‘giant Pac-Man’ to remove plastic from the Pacific

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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.

24Aug

ECO OIL INVESTS SEVERAL MILLION DOLLARS IN A PORT RECEPTION FACILITY IN THE BAHAMA’S

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Initial investment: Executives of Eco-Oil, Portugal, Queensway Navigation and the Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) announced the construction of a port reception facility in Freeport Harbor.

21Aug

SCALE UP-EVENT on port installations for ballast water treatment

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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.

15Aug

Installation of exhaust gas cleaning systems accelerated in preparation for the 2020 sulphur cap

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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.

25Jun

Shipping Waste and Waste Ships

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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.

01Jun

New EU Directive for the delivery of ship generated waste and cargo residues

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Euroshore presented its views on the new legislative proposal of the EU Commission at European Maritime Days in Bourgas.

29May

AVISTA OIL AG and GREENBOTTLE LTD announce INTERNATIONAL RE-REFINERY JV.

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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.

23May

EU moves towards simplifying ship reporting requirements

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The Danish Maritime Authority reports that ​the European Commission has adopted a proposal aimed at increased harmonization of ship reporting requirements when calling at ports within the EU.

01May

International shipping will take measures to reduce emissions

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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.

28Apr

Asian shipowners do not believe in the future of scrubbers

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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.