CDNI in a nutshell: Environmentally sound inland waterways transport ​

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Inland waterway transport is deemed to be the most environmentally friendly mode of transport. To ensure it stays that way, the management and the disposal of waste generated by the operation of these inland vessels is in Western Europe regulated by the CDNI: The Convention on the collection, deposit and reception of waste produced during navigation on the Rhine and Inland Waterways.


Member profile: MAIN bv

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The port of Amsterdam already banned on vapour ventilations, due to their impact on the air quality in the city. MAIN responded to this ban by offering inland barges the service of its vapour recovery installation.


Port reception facilities for inland barges: Waste disposal facilities in Flanders ​

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The different competent authorities have updated the list of waste disposal facilities in Flanders.


Port profile: Greece - thriving shipping industry and ports ​

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Strategically located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, Greece has a thriving shipping industry. Dating back to ancient times, its fleet and ports always were key elements of its economic activity. During the 1960s, the size of the Greek fleet nearly doubled, primarily through investment by shipping magnates such as Aristotle Onassis and Stavros Niarchos. The basis of the modern Greek maritime industry was formed after World War II when Greek shipping businessmen were able to amass surplus ships sold to them by the U.S. government through the Ship Sales Act of the 1940s.


Euroshore analyses scrubber discharges to speed up ESSF consensus

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The European Sustainable Shipping Forum (ESSF) met on March 12th in Brussels to discuss the use of scrubbers in the perspective of the recent Sulphur Directive implementation. To speed up a break-through in the debate, EUROSHORE has offered to analyse scrubber discharge samples for providing advice on the best treatment technology.