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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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Norway Just Mandated Zero-Emission Fjords to Lead Electric Boat Charge
News | 27 November 2018

“For the first time in the world there is a requirement for emission-free sailing in the fjords and the ports,” says leader of the environmental foundation ZERO, Marius Holm. “Norway has long been a world leader of emission...

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Oslo Harbour cleans up it's waters by drafting in portable remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROV) which detect rubbish hotspots
News | 27 November 2018

The Oslo Port Authority purchased a small, portable Deeptrekker mini-ROV which gives the harbour authority a fish-eye view of the underwater ‘islands of trash’.

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Ship Fined in Marseilles: Cruise pollution case
News | 25 November 2018

The master of the US cruise ship Azura, owned by Carnival, charged with breaking air pollution laws in the French port of Marseille has been fined 100,000 euros.

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EU should move faster on Asian approvals to deliver meaningful scrapping regulations
News | 23 November 2018

From 31 December 2018, large commercial seagoing vessels flying the flag of an EU Member State may be recycled only in safe and sound ship recycling facilities included in the ...

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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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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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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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