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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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Rotterdam's LNG Bunkering Option D expands
News | 28 August 2017

The shipping industry is exploring new fuel types in order to meet stricter emissions standards. As from January 1, 2020 seagoing vessels should meet the 0.5%S requirement and in special areas the even stricter 0.1%S

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New EU fisheries management is helping to save the oceans
News | 22 August 2017

For decades, the waters around the EU had been beset by overfishing and careless disregard for critical species and ecosystems. Recognizing that the status quo was rapidly degrading the EU’s seas, the conservation organization Pew started...

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Is the Greenland shark the Oldest on earth?
News | 17 August 2017

Using protein from the center of the eye lens and combining carbon dating results with estimations of how Greenland sharks grow, scientists created a model that allowed them to probe the age of the 25 sharks born before the 1960s.

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Ballast water treatment systems two years delayed
News | 01 August 2017

MEPC 71 reached a highly anticipated compromise agreement on compliance dates for ballast water discharge and on implementation dates for the so-called D-2 discharge standard.

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MARPOL (ANNEX VI) amendments adopted, establishing North Sea and Baltic Sea as NOX emission control areas
News | 31 July 2017

IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee adopted amendments to MARPOL Annex VI (entering into force on January 1st, 2019) during its 71st meeting in London mid July (MEPC 71).

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UNITECHNICS Sewage reactor
Videos | 15 July 2017

UNITECHNICS - Innovations for your sewer network

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Within the framework of Climate Change Mitigation, the Commission has sharpened its targets
News | 01 July 2017

At least 27% of the energy consumed in the European Union by 2030, should come from renewable energy. One of the possibilities next to wind energy, sun panels, tidal energy etc. is the increased use of biofuels in mineral oils. (See the promotion...

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Port state control Neterlands investigates sewage treatment systems in Dutch ports
News | 30 June 2017

Port state control officers are inspecting sewage treatment onboard ships calling Dutch ports. First results claim that a vast majority of installations is not meeting the required performance standards. As a result, the Dutch delegation will...

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The UK revised port reception facilities guidance
News | 28 June 2017

The United Kingdom Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has issued a revised Marine Guidance Note on the implementation of the EU Port Reception Facility Directive (EC/2000/59).

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Horizon 2020: An EU funded research project
News | 22 June 2017

Waste is one of the main focus areas of the "Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials Challenge" in Horizon 2020. In this sense, the main concern is to support the transition towards a more circular economy,...

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Shipbreakers
Videos | 21 June 2017

This feature documentary profiles a bustling Indian shantytown where 40,000 people live and work in the most primitive conditions.

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Tiger shark's distribution spans oceans
News | 12 June 2017

The dreaded tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) is among a tiny minority of fish species (<1%!) whose distribution spans oceans, according to a new paper

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A new direction for Euroshore
News | 01 June 2017

A large attended general assembly was held in Lisbon. Participants discussed a whole day about the future of our association resulting in a sharper mission statement, vision, ethics code, and best practices.

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Eco Oil Portugal
News | 28 May 2017

ECO OIL Portugal is part of a larger private group Quimitécnica.that comprises several companies active in hazardous waste and chemical distribution. Eco Oil, our Chairman’s company is located in Setubal, 40 km south of Lisbon. The...

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Ecoslops Portugal
News | 16 May 2017

Ecoslops has an innovative technology, enabling the transformation of maritime oil residues into valuable new fuels and light bitumen. A first micro-refining plant is already fully operational since June 2015 at the Port of Sinès, Portugal...

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Hull cleaning
News | 23 April 2017

The Ballast Water Management Convention will enter into force on September 8, 2017. It means ships should invest in an IMO-approved ballast water treatment system on which depends the renewal of a ship’s IOPP certificate. In the period till...

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