Stricter emission regulation an opportunity for Port Reception Facilities ​

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With the stricter sulphur limits applicable from the 1st of January 2015, the marine industry now faces the challenge of adopting new technologies and/or operational practices. Introduced by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the European Union (EU), the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB), these emission regulations aim to reduce global and local CO2-emissions caused by the shipping industry.


Member Profile: Antipollution - Environmental protection services around the clock ​

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Antipollution, a leading Greek port reception facility manager, specialises in ship-generated solid non-hazardous, and hazardous waste management, oil spill response and recycling and recovery. It provides its services around the clock in all major Greek ports. Antipollution’s vantage lies on its extensive experience and deep knowledge of both environmental and maritime regulations. The company, as an active member of EUROSHORE, is able to transfer the experience of fellow members into the Greek market.


EU Directive on disposal of ship generated waste and cargo residues

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Apart from the publication of the ship recycling regulation (cfr. further in this issue), 2013 saw little or no progress in European marine environmental legislation, even though EU-regulations concerning ship generated waste and cargo residues are long overdue. With the EU elections this coming May, 2014 promises to do no better than the last year, as all legislative initiatives will have to wait till the new EU Commission will have settled in.


Darren Laguea steps down as Euroshore chairman and Chief Operating Officer at Nature Group PLC

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Darren Laguea has decided that - although he wishes to remain in the marine sector - it will be to pursue his own business interests. He therefore steps down as Euroshore’s chairman and Chief Operating Officer at Nature Group PLC.


Ports of Spain: priority on environmental management

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Spain is the country with the longest coastline in the European Union (8,000 Km.). In addition to its geographic location close to the axis of one of the most important sea routes in the world, it benefits as a strategic area in international sea transport and as a logistics platform for the South of Europe.