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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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The future of marine fuels
News | 22 April 2017

Consultants such as DNV, Lloyds Register and the Boston Consulting Group try to predict the future of marine fuels. In these scenarios today’s fuel range (HFO, MDO/MGO), the bio-alternatives (bio-diesel, straight vegetable oil), LNG, biogas...

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Offshore construction also fall under the new Ballast Water Convention
News | 20 April 2017

Floating platforms, floating storage units (FSUs) and floating production, storage and offloading units (FPSOs) (i.e. floating offshore installations at fixed locations) are normally not required by the Convention to undergo surveys or to have...

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Positive outlook for waste management sector in 2017
News | 01 March 2017

Oil prices have increased by 72% from USD 31.48 to USD 54.06 per barrel over 2016. It might signal a shift in the economics of existing recycling programs meaning that some of our members receive a better price for their ‘dry oils’....

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Do you know what "evaporation" means onboard of ships
News | 28 February 2017

With the increase in fuel and operating costs, ship owners and operators try hard to maintain their profit levels. The profit of shipping companies depends on the efficiency of their operations linked to the quality of the crew and the machinery...

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A revolutionary breakthrough in demulsifiers
News | 25 February 2017

Demulsifiers, or emulsion breakers, are a class of specialty chemicals used to separate emulsions, for example, water in oil. They are commonly used in the processing of oil-water mixtures originating from shipping, which is typically produced...

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How cruise ships handle their wastewater in the Baltic Sea
Videos | 13 February 2017

The shipping company Aida Cruises, Ports of Stockholm and the Cruise Line International Association (CLIA) show how the wastewater is handled and purified on board cruise ships and in port.

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Towards a hopeful 2017 after a difficult 2016
News | 02 January 2017

Many of our members continue to operate in challenging circumstances. Shipping is in a deep crisis. Overcapacity in the shipping sector is a fact, prices are weak putting shipping lines’ prices and profitability under severe pressure....

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Initiatives for vapor recovery are more and more in favor
News | 29 December 2016

Capturing and recovering hydrocarbon vapors to reduce emissions of environmentally hazardous volatile organic compounds (VOC) is a vital concern in modern oil and gas production and transportation. Most of the larger oil companies worldwide have...

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An EU reporting scheme for less CO² in the shipping industry
News | 27 December 2016

The 2015 Climate Change Agreement of Paris did not include the shipping industry. However, due to political pressure, IMO took already in September 2015 initial steps to develop a legal framework for improving CO²-emissions of existing...

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The urge for lower sulphur caps will boost the use of alternative fuels
News | 21 December 2016

Emission Controlled Areas (ECAs) (North Sea, Baltic Sea, English Channel and alongside North America) already exist for some years.

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BWM-convention, entering into force in 2017, will stimulate port reception facilities
News | 17 December 2016

Every year ships carry an estimated 5 to 10 billion tons of ballast water in order to provide ships with the draught and stability needed. However, ballast water also contains “alien” invasive species which can destroy local fauna and...

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Commission stipulates technical guidelines for environmental dismantling of ships in the shadow of the Hong Kong convention
News | 15 December 2016

The implementation of environment friendly dismantling of ships is another important issue.

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Marine partners discuss the update of the PRF-Directive
News | 08 December 2016

The PRF-Directive, alias the Directive 2000/59/EC, is being evaluated and amended.

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Breaking news: IMO agrees 0.5% sulphur cap to come into force from 2020
News | 25 October 2016

The IMO has agreed a 0.5% global sulphur cap on emissions by ships from 2020.

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Elisabeth Lemmens elected the new chairwoman of Belshore
News | 30 September 2016

BELSHORE the Belgian association of port reception facilities and member of Go4Circle has elected a new board.

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