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Danish innovation drive finds big emission savings
News | 30 April 2019

A project of controllable pre-swirl stator designs improved fuel efficiency by up to 3.5%. Denmark's largest maritime innovation project has concluded with major emission reductions for shipowners J Lauritzen and Torm and several fuel-saving...

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"Magic Pipe" MARPOL violations can be spotted from space
News | 28 April 2019

Environmental monitoring organization SkyTruth watches for illegal activity using satellite data, and over the past several years, they've made it clear that "magic pipe" bilge water disposal can no longer be hidden at sea.

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MAERSK tightens its ship recycling procedures
News | 26 April 2019

Maersk is introducing contractual steps to ensure that its sales contracts include a strong financial incentive for ship recycling to be carried out responsibly.

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EU ship recycling rules look like protectionism
News | 24 April 2019

“The EU list is hard to take seriously. I called one of these “recycling shipyards” a few months ago, and they hadn’t even started building the yard yet,” says Angus Frew, BIMCO Secretary General & CEO. ”...

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Join us at the European Maritime Day on May 16 & 17 in Lisbon
News | 22 April 2019

The European Maritime Day (EMD) is the annual European meeting point on maritime affairs and blue growth. It targets maritime professionals, entrepreneurs and ocean leaders from Academia, NGOs, businesses, governments and public institutions. It...

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ECO-OIL and TRADEBE: Two Euroshore members engaged into the Atlantic Blue Port Services Project
News | 20 April 2019

ECO-OIL and TRADERE are part of the 24 partner consortium from the Atlantic Area “Blue Port Services”. This interregional cooperation is funded by the European Union and addresses the issue of ships effluents, in particular oiled...

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African Circle gets new patrol boats to curtail pollution
News | 30 March 2019

Poised to continuously control plastic pollution on Nigerian waters, African Circle Pollution Management Limited (ACPML) has procured two more patrol boats, making five in its fleets.

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The introduction of the Global Sulfur by 01.01.2020. PSC performs regular inspections with a focus on Sulfur limits
News | 28 March 2019

As fuels with different sulphur content are in use on board ships, compliance with the limit of the ECAs can be a challenge for the crew. Beside the global 0.50% sulphur cap – entering into force in 2020, and already in force in Chinese...

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Five Ballast Water-related predictions for 2019
News | 26 March 2019

Where there is a regulation, there must follow an example being made of the rule breakers to get the word out about the regulation. Therefore, I make the sad prediction that more ships will be detained and more crew arrested in 2019....

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HSFO in 2020 could contain 4.2% Sulfur prior to scrubber treatment: CONCAWE
News | 25 March 2019

The level of sulfur in marine fuel, before it passes through an exhaust gas cleaning system, or scrubber, could rise from current levels to 4.2% in 2020, an industry expert said.

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Euroshore welcomes delegation of harbour masters and environmental officers of West Africa
News | 22 March 2019

On March 21, 2019, Euroshore welcomed a delegation of harbour masters and port environmental experts of PENAF (Ports Environmental Network-Africa) in Brussels. Euroshore highlighted some new challenges in maritime shipping (ship generated waste...

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The Ocean Cleanup - System 001
Videos | 01 March 2019

System 001 is our first system and we planned to learn a lot from this new technology. During the four months of deployment, the challenges we faced have brought us a greater understanding of the environment of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and...

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Top 10 Global Fleets worth 547 billion USD
News | 27 February 2019

At the start of 2019, the top 10 countries of ship owners account for 547 billion USD worth oif ships, a value which has gone up 6% compared to the start of 2018.

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News from our members
News | 26 February 2019

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).

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Beware of Local Restrictions Before Discharging Wash water from Scrubbers
News | 25 February 2019

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.

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744 Large Vessels Scrapped in 2018
News | 23 February 2019

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...

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RENEWABLE FUELS: Why should we continue to use palm oil?
News | 21 February 2019

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...

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Volatile Organic Compound Emissions from Cargo Systems on Oil Tankers
News | 20 February 2019

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....

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Did you know?
News | 30 January 2019

If you put a ship in a harbour and leave it over time, algae and mussels grow on the surface. The subsequent drag consumes energy and has the potential to introduce unwanted marine life into eco-sensitive areas when the ship moves through the...

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Greece starts hauling abandoned ships from the sea
News | 29 January 2019

Greek authorities have begun removing dozens of abandoned cargo and passenger ships that have been lying semi-submerged or completely sunken – many for decades – in the Gulf of Elefsina, an industrial area of shipyards and...

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Emission Control Area in Mediterranean to BRING enormous air quality benefits, according to French study
News | 27 January 2019

Ship traffic air pollution in the Mediterranean Sea can significantly be reduced by introducing an Emission Control Area (ECA), concludes a French impact assessment investigation pointing out economic, health and environmental cost-benefits.

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Beware of local restrictions before discharging wash water from exhaust gas scrubbing
News | 25 January 2019

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) considers exhaust gas scrubbers to be an acceptable means of reducing vessels’ sulphur emissions and ensuring compliance with MARPOL Annex VI. A separate guideline, Resolution MEPC.259(68),...

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Tighter Vessel Space and Political Tensions to Impact European Shipping Industry
News | 23 January 2019

The shipping market may see a more positive year in 2019 amid changes in fleet size and shifts in demand for methanol, although ongoing political tensions, growing participation from Russia and looming regulatory change for 2020 could prompt an...

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Magnetic Sponge for Oil Spill Clean-up
News | 21 January 2019

A team of researchers at the University of Calgary, Canada, developed a sponge for soaking up aquatic oil spills that is composed of magnetic boron nitride.

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An Environmental Bomb: Greece to Haul 27 Abandoned Ships
News | 09 January 2019

The Gulf of Elefsina, the chief industrial shipyard area in Greece is home to dozens of abandoned cargo ships and passenger ships. Now, the Greek Government plans to haul these hulking remains of a cargo ship which rise up through the water...

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News from the members
News | 08 January 2019

On October 29th, VSS EPE and EXXON MOBIL successfully conducted Oil Spill Response training and drill, at the area of Zygi, in Cyprus.  The event took place in the context of the project that VSS EPE, a company of Polyecogroup based in...

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Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative launches platform to drive responsible ship recycling
News | 07 January 2019

Industry leaders and the non-profit Sustainable Shipping Initiative launched the Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative’s (SRTI) online platform, a tool for sharing information on ship recycling to drive responsible practice.

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MARPOL and IMO Regulations update
News | 06 January 2019

New MARPOL amendments adopted by resolution MEPC.286(71): inclusion of two new emissions control areas (ECAs) for nitrogen oxide (NOx) and information change of bunker delivery note (BDN)

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More ports declare ban on exhaust gas cleaning systems discharges
News | 05 January 2019

Singapore has joined the list of ports that will ban the use of open loop scrubbers in their waters. Exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS) – more commonly referred to as scrubbers are an accepted equivalent measure in complying with the IMO...

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Operating problems with 60 to 80% of ballast water treatment systems, says Intertanko
News | 04 January 2019

As ballast water management regulations shift towards enforcement, shipowners are finding that the majority of ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) installed do not function properly.

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Singapore to ban use of open-loop scrubbers in port waters
News | 03 January 2019

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has said it will prohibit the discharge of wash water from open-loop exhaust gas scrubbers in Singapore port waters from 1 January 2020.

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Euroshore on it's way to mean more for stakeholders
News | 30 November 2018

Important tendencies of climate and environmental concerns change our sector and regulations at either IMO and EU level are getting stricter. At the same time, the increasingly more competitive shipping industry is looking for logistic...

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European Environmental Ports Conference 2019
News | 29 November 2018

June, 2019 will mark the arrival ACI’s third European Environmental Ports Conference. The event will bring together senior representatives from the global port community and shipping companies, as well as environmental policy-makers,...

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