European shipowners want to include shipping within countries’ emission reduction plans

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European Ship owners, became clear when first Maersk and a few days later the European Community Ship owners’ Association (ECSA) joined Maersk in calling for the re-inclusion of shipping in the COP21 climate deal, a legally binding and comprehensive agreement to combat climate change and to keep the increase in global temperature below 1.5/2 degrees.


Carbon War Room and RightShip have tool to compare over 76,000 vessels' relative GHG emission ratings

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Carbon War Room and RightShip have tool to compare over 76,000 vessels' relative GHG emission ratings in order to increase information flows and transparency around the efficiency of the international shipping fleet.


European week for waste reduction

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The 2015 edition of the European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) took place from the 21-29 November 2015. This initiative consists of multiple activities taking place around Europe that promote awareness about sustainable resource and waste management.


Coastal and marine special issue on "The Cleansea Project: An interdisciplinary study of marine litter in the EU"

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The special issue of Coastal & Marine presents some of the results that have been achieved by the CleanSea Project, the first European Framework Programme (FP7) research project aiming to support European efforts to reduce marine litter to keep European seas clean, healthy and productive. This entails improving the knowledge and understanding of marine litter composition, distribution and impacts and identifying a mix of strategies and measures to abate this problem.


Climate conference in Paris

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The twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21) and the eleventh session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP) will take place from 30 November to 11 December 2015, in Paris, France.


LNG-powered vessels growth

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The number of LNG-fuelled vessels in operation by 2020 is likely to be around 600, down from the 1.000 originally forecast by classification society DVN GL, said its business development LNG-advisor for small-scale LNG and LNG-infrastructure, Jan Tellkamp, speaking at the Gas Fuelled Ships event in Hamburg beginning of November.


EMSA satellite services used in migrant rescue operation

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On 6 and 7 October, more than 370 people were rescued off the Libyan coast after their vessels were detected on satellite images taken as part of Frontex’s Eurosur Fusion Services.


A European subvention to support your project idea? The Port of Antwerp wants to help you

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European subvention programs offer opportunities for companies linked to the port of Antwerp. These programs are not always well known and are often considered as quite complex.


Different regulations on Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems

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Scrubbers are a hot item in the European Sustainable Shipping Forum discussions. However, the difference in implementation between international (UN) and the United States needs more attention.


Latest news on the Port Waste Reception directive (EC/2000/59)

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The waste notification has been aligned with MARPOL Annex 5 via secondary legislation and the European Parliament has accepted the changes on 15 September 2015. Once published in the European Journal, the new revised Annex 5 (?) will enter into force in12 months and 20 days, i.e. on 1 January 2017.


nvironmentally-minded shipping companies are constructing hybrid transport ships

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Getting a fully-loaded cargo ship across an entire ocean requires enormous amounts of energy—usually derived from pollutant-rich diesel fuel. But environmentally-minded shipping companies have started bucking that convention and instead have begun the construction of hybrid containerships or LNG transport vessels that run primarily on cleaner burning liquified natural gas.


Mauro Palmiero, founding member of Euroshore, passed away

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Mauro Palmiero, national president of ANSEP-UNITAM, the National Italian Association of companies carrying out environmental services in ports and harbours and the protection of the marine environment, passed away on June 22.