Reduction of marine litter - Stern EU legislation on global waste issues more urgent than ever

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Our seas and oceans are increasingly becoming the waste dump of the planet. Plastics, mostly packaging waste, are the key component of marine litter. It floats in huge quantities on the sea surface before it sinks to the seabed or degrades into micro plastics. Manufactured or processed solid materials such as glass and metals are transported into the marine environment from land – by rivers, draining or sewage systems or winds. Man-made litter contaminates marine habitats worldwide and fills coastlines with waste and debris, posing environmental, economic, and health problems.


Portugal – on the road to privatization

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With its favourable strategic location close to the main sea trade routes, it's no wonder Portugal can boast a rich naval and maritime history.


MAC² - maritime service providers: a merger closing the circle

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BOS, Marpobel and MAC, three maritime service providers in the Antwerp harbour, merge, continuing their activities and services as MAC²


Member profile: Eco-Oil provides full service waste treatment ​

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With 12 year of experience, Eco-Oil provides the reception and treatment of slop-oil, sludge and tank cleaning wastes in respect to the best available techniques and looking for the continuous reduction of the environmental impacts. Since 2001, Eco-Oil treated more than 600.000m3 of Marpol oily wastes.


Port reception facilities - Product News: Vapour Recovery ​

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When loading and discharging oil, gases can escape from the fuel in tanks and pipelines. Vapour recycling facilities ingest these gases, and condense them to liquids that are reintegrated in the product flow. Other techniques use absorption on active carbon or other material, or ultimately gases can be burned via a flare.