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Euroshore is looking for a dynamic new secretary general
News | 18 October 2018

Euroshore is recruiting a Secretary General (SG) in view of the forthcoming retirement of the current SG. The SG is the public face of the organisation, responsible for the office leadership and for giving direction and clarity to the Strategy...

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Did you know?
News | 31 October 2018

Plastic pollution in the ocean frequently appears as seabird guts filled with cigarette lighters and bottle caps, marine mammals entangled in fishing gear and drifting plastic bags mimicking a gelatinous meal. Last year, ...

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The Ocean Cleanup dispatches ‘giant Pac-Man’ to remove plastic from the Pacific
News | 29 October 2018

Launched on September 8, 2018 from San Francisco, System 001 intends to prove the concept of The Ocean Cleanup's technology in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, as part of a larger high-stakes and ambitious undertaking.

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Progress in the fight for cleaner seas. ‘Polluter pays’ principle for ship waste management introduced.
Press releases | 11 October 2018

On October 9th, 2018, the Transport Committee of the European Parliament adopted the Meissner report on Port Reception Facilities and gave a mandate to start negotiations with the Council to convert recommendations into new legislation. ...

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ECO OIL INVESTS SEVERAL MILLION DOLLARS IN A PORT RECEPTION FACILITY IN THE BAHAMA’S
News | 24 August 2018

Initial investment: Executives of Eco-Oil, Portugal, Queensway Navigation and the Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) announced the construction of a port reception facility in Freeport Harbor.

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SCALE UP-EVENT on port installations for ballast water treatment
News | 21 August 2018

Six European SMEs pitched their cleantech solution for the treatment of ballast water during the Interreg North Sea Region Scale Up-event* on June 28th, 2018, hosted by Cleantech Flanders together with its sister associations and Euroshore.

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Installation of exhaust gas cleaning systems accelerated in preparation for the 2020 sulphur cap
News | 15 August 2018

The survey by the Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems Association (EGCSA) reveals 63% of all ships have either been or will be retrofitted with scrubbers, while 37% are new-build installations. 71 scrubbers were ordered in May 2018 alone. The number of...

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Shipping Waste and Waste Ships
News | 25 June 2018

Dutch shipowner Seatrade was recently found in breach of the EU Waste Shipment Regulation (the “Waste Regulation”) after selling four reefer ships for scrapping in India, Bangladesh and Turkey in 2012. This case raises interesting...

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New EU Directive for the delivery of ship generated waste and cargo residues
News | 01 June 2018

Euroshore presented its views on the new legislative proposal of the EU Commission at European Maritime Days in Bourgas.

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AVISTA OIL AG and GREENBOTTLE LTD announce INTERNATIONAL RE-REFINERY JV.
News | 29 May 2018

Following the recent acquisition of AVISTA OIL Services UK Ltd by Greenbottle’s subsidiary Slicker Recycling Ltd, the parties have entered into a partnership to build a 100.000 tons feed capacity used oil re-refinery in Kalundborg, Denmark...

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EU moves towards simplifying ship reporting requirements
News | 23 May 2018

The Danish Maritime Authority reports that ​the European Commission has adopted a proposal aimed at increased harmonization of ship reporting requirements when calling at ports within the EU.

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International shipping will take measures to reduce emissions
News | 01 May 2018

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...

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Asian shipowners do not believe in the future of scrubbers
News | 28 April 2018

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...

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Euroshore will organize a workshop on the occasion of the European Maritime Days in Bourgas, Bulgaria (31 May 31–1 June 2018)
News | 26 April 2018

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.

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A whale landed on the beach in Spain with a large amount of waste in his stomach
News | 23 April 2018

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

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Kenya launched the world’s toughest legislation to ban plastic
News | 20 April 2018

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.

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Amendments to MARPOL Annex V
News | 02 April 2018

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...

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IMO requirements for PH of exhaust gas cleaning systems
News | 31 March 2018

The wash water pH must meet one of the following requirements and the results recorded in the vessel’s EGCS Technical Manual (ETM) as applicable (Resolution MEPC.184(59)):

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Chairman warns: Low sulphur fuels will impact the business of port reception facilities
News | 28 March 2018

MEPC 280(70) decided, after the assessment of fuel oil availability that the fuel oil standard (0.50% m/m) shall become effective on 1 January 2020. This means that outside the special areas, ships should use low sulphur fuels (max. 0.5%S) or...

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Scrubbers cause rise in pipe repairs
News | 27 March 2018

Underwater repair specialist Hydrex has noted an increase in work on pipes and overboard outlets of ships that have had exhaust gas cleaning systems (or ‘scrubbers’) fitted.

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What does the ocean do for us?
News | 18 March 2018

There are many ways the ocean is important, some more obvious than others

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The London P&I Club has highlighted new stricter China regulations on solid waste imports, and warned in particular about the stiff penalties that been put in place recently
News | 26 February 2018

With the increasing awareness of environmental protection in China, the Chinese government issued more and more strict regulations to prevent and control pollution, including enhancing solid waste importation control,” London P&I said...

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Clean Arctic Alliance warns for the use of scrubbers in Arctic Area’s
News | 24 February 2018

Scrubbers Are Not the Perfect Solution – for the Arctic or Anywhere

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The Ocean Is a Major Influence on Weather and Climate
News | 21 February 2018

Indeed, the ocean dominates the world's climate, driving three global cycles: water, carbon and energy.

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Directive 2000/59/EC
Press releases | 14 February 2018

On January 16th, the European Commission announced its proposal to review the Directive 2000/59/EC on port reception facilities (PRF). Euroshore, a trade association of port reception facilities, comments on this revision proposal.

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New proposal of EU Commission
Press releases | 17 January 2018

On 16 January, the European Commission published its proposal repealing the Port Reception Facilities Directive 2000/59/EC.

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Netherlands: public prosecutor claims penalties up to 750.000€ and prison sentences against managers of six companies for the dismantling of ships on the beaches of India and Turkey
News | 15 January 2018

The public prosecutor in the Netherlands states that suspects have broken the European rules for the export of waste. The managers are active in the Seatrade concern.

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A closer look at the Sohar Industrial Port of Oman advertising campaign
News | 28 December 2017

Sohar Port designed a special campaign poster, which shows an underwater view of a beautiful coral reef.

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Sohar Port’s plan to make Oman a cleaner, greener nation
News | 16 December 2017

Sohar Port and Free Zone in Oman has reinforced its green credentials by initiating  a recycling initiative for plastics, glass and paper

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Damen’s Ballast Water Treatment Service Available In Eight Northern European Ports
News | 29 November 2017

Ship owners are now able to treat their unmanaged ballast water or load cleaned ballast water in eight different Northern European ports using Damen’s unique IMO certified InvaSave ballast water management system.

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Euroshore meets with PENAF in Brussels
News | 28 October 2017

Ports Environmental Network Africa (PENAf) is a non-profit organization aiming to improve environmental performance in African ports. By creating a platform PENAf wants to stimulate discussions, exchange information and experiences, and find...

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Euroshore welcomes new member: PROCESOIL SL Spain
News | 25 October 2017

Procesoil SL is market leader in North West Spain managing and recovering hazardous waste (hydrocarbon derivatives). It collects ship generated waste in La Coruna and Ferrol. Its know how, experience and expertise, continued investment in the...

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Football fields made with artificial grass are a serious risk for soil pollution
News | 23 October 2017

The soil around and under artificial grass fields in the Netherlands is seriously polluted with zinc, cobalt, mineral oils and other hazardous waste. The pollution is the result of the use of rubber as scatter material under the grass layer.

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Tackle floating debris in rivers to decrease waste in oceans
News | 20 October 2017

Rivers flowing from inland areas to the seas have increasingly been identified as major transporters of marine litter

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Euroshore extends with new member: IND-EKO D.O.O. CROATIA
News | 05 October 2017

For 20 years Ind-Eko has been collecting vast experience in all areas of industrial environmental protection and has become a key contributor to resolving complex environmental issues in Croatia.

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ABS report: Ballast water treatment systems are problematic
News | 01 September 2017

The Ballast Water Management Convention, entering into force on September 8, 2017, requires seagoing vessels to install a ballast water treatment system on board. By treating ballast water, which is taken in for safety and navigational reasons,...

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