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26Feb

News from our members

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Ecoslops signs agreement with Suez Canal Economic Zone to build and operate a un it for collection, reception and treatment of oily residues from maritime origin in Port Saïd (Egypt).

25Feb

Beware of Local Restrictions Before Discharging Wash water from Scrubbers

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Despite the IMO’s approval for scrubbers as a safe bet for the new sulphur regulations, some local authorities of coastal countries are concerned about the wash water discharged from these scrubbers, reports the Gard.

23Feb

744 Large Vessels Scrapped in 2018

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744 large ocean-going commercial vessels were sold to scrap yards in 2018, according to data released end of January 2019 by the NGO Shipbreaking Platform. 518 were broken down on tidal mudflats in Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan, amounting to a record-breaking 90,4% of the gross tonnage dismantled globally. The question is, do we talk sustainable beaching practices?

21Feb

RENEWABLE FUELS: Why should we continue to use palm oil?

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The EU biofuel saga has gone on since 2008. Mixing palm oil and soy in our fossil fuels would increase our green fuel practice in EU. When the EU’s green energy law was updated in 2018, the European Parliament quasi-unanimously decided to eliminate palm oil from the EU green energy law.
But the Commission prevented a deal, committing instead to propose, by February 2019, to phase out bad biofuels, i.e. the use of biofuel causing deforestation from the EU green energy law.

Source of contestation as the article below illustrates. Euroshore voices its sensible opinion in this discussion.

20Feb

Volatile Organic Compound Emissions from Cargo Systems on Oil Tankers

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A recent information paper of the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) deals with methods, systems and procedures available for controlling Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions from oil tanker loading and during vessel transit.