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01May

International shipping will take measures to reduce emissions

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The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 72) adopted on 13 April 2018 an initial strategy, a framework for its 173 member countries, which is likely to be a starting point for greenhouse gas (GHG) emission1 reduction targets and guiding principles for the shipping industry to become part of the transition to low-carbon future.

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.