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.


Euroshore on it's way to mean more for stakeholders

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Important tendencies of climate and environmental concerns change our sector and regulations at either IMO and EU level are getting stricter. At the same time, the increasingly more competitive shipping industry is looking for logistic optimization, meaning reliable services providers at all levels. And yes, especially here, our members play a critical role.


European Environmental Ports Conference 2019

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June, 2019 will mark the arrival ACI’s third European Environmental Ports Conference. The event will bring together senior representatives from the global port community and shipping companies, as well as environmental policy-makers, academic experts, consultants, and technology providers, to tackle the most pressing topics of the maritime industry.


Norway Just Mandated Zero-Emission Fjords to Lead Electric Boat Charge

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“For the first time in the world there is a requirement for emission-free sailing in the fjords and the ports,” says leader of the environmental foundation ZERO, Marius Holm. “Norway has long been a world leader of emission-free ferries, driven by good political decisions on zero-emission requirements. Now we take a new step within the maritime green shift that has global reverberations. Nationally, this will provide valuable development of emission-free solutions to many tourist ships, we cut out major greenhouse gas emissions, and we prevent harmful local air pollution.”


Oslo Harbour cleans up it's waters by drafting in portable remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROV) which detect rubbish hotspots

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The Oslo Port Authority purchased a small, portable Deeptrekker mini-ROV which gives the harbour authority a fish-eye view of the underwater ‘islands of trash’.


Ship Fined in Marseilles: Cruise pollution case

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The master of the US cruise ship Azura, owned by Carnival, charged with breaking air pollution laws in the French port of Marseille has been fined 100,000 euros.


EU should move faster on Asian approvals to deliver meaningful scrapping regulations

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From 31 December 2018, large commercial seagoing vessels flying the flag of an EU Member State may be recycled only in safe and sound ship recycling facilities included in the European List of ship recycling facilities, in order to comply with the EU Ship Recycling Regulation (SRR). The List was first established on 19 December 2016 and updated in May 2018. As of May 2018, the list included 21 shipyards all located in the EU, only show a capacity of scrapping facilities of just 300,000 LDT*, which the shipping industry considers to be insufficient based on demand estimates.


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.


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.



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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.


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.


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.