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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.

26Apr

Euroshore will organize a workshop on the occasion of the European Maritime Days in Bourgas, Bulgaria (31 May 31–1 June 2018)

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18 workshops will be held during the European Maritime Days. Euroshore plans a workshop on the new proposal of the EU Commission for delivery of ship generated waste and cargo residues.

23Apr

A whale landed on the beach in Spain with a large amount of waste in his stomach

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A whale landed on the beach in Cabo de Palos, Spain, with 29kg of plastic in its stomach.

20Apr

Kenya launched the world’s toughest legislation to ban plastic

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It is Kenya that recently brings in world's toughest plastic bag ban: four years jail or $40,000 fine. Plastic bags take between 500 to 1,000 years to break down and also enter the human food chain through fish and other animals.

02Apr

Amendments to MARPOL Annex V

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The amendments to MARPOL Annex V, adopted at MEPC 70 will enter into force on 1 March 2018. The changes include criteria for determining whether cargo residues are harmful to the marine environment, and a new garbage category for “e-waste”.