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Fishing nets removed in the Baltic Sea
News | 29 September 2016

Coastal states alongside the Baltic Sea have taken the initiative to remove broken and lost fishing nets in the Baltic Sea.

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Global treaty to halt invasive aquatic species to enter into force in 2017
News | 27 September 2016

The adoption of Finland of the International Convention for the Management of Ships’ Ballast Water has triggered the entry into force of a key international measure for environmental protection that aims to stop the spread of potentially...

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Towards a sound globalization process through sea-river interface connection - Where ecological strategies could provide benefits to transport
News | 25 September 2016

White paper by Pierre Portas, President Waste Environment cooperation Centre (WE 2C) on Inland waterways transport of dangerous goods.

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Complex regulations and standards are unclarity and uncertain
News | 22 September 2016

I read in the maritime press that several associations are complaining about conventions and rules not always being clear and about standards differing from one continent to another, or even within the EU or the US themselves.

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How China Upended Life at India's Ship-Recycling Yards
Videos | 05 September 2016

At the world's biggest ship-recycling yard at Alang, India, life is becoming harder as fewer ships arrive. Here's why. Photo: Karan Deep Singh/The Wall Street Journal

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Low oil price creates an outlet problem for port reception facilities in the EU
Press releases | 01 August 2016

In Europe ca 2.000.000 tons of oily-water mixtures are collected from seagoing ships. Ca 1.500.000 tons is collected by EUROSHORE members. As a result Euroshore represents ca 75% of the market. The collected oil-water mixtures are de-watered...

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Greenport Cruise & Congress 2016
Conferences | 05 July 2016

In its 10th year, the GreenPort Congress held in October 2015 provided decision makers from the port community - port authorities, terminal operators, shipping lines, logistics operators - with a meeting place to both learn about and discuss the...

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Euroshore evaluates port reception facilities directive after 10 years and gives 5 ideas for its upgrade
News | 30 June 2016

EUROSHORE fully supports the initiative of the European Commission to revise and update the EU Directive 2000/59/EC dealing with port reception facilities for ship generated waste and cargo residues. After more than 10 years of implementation, it...

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Navi ship Jules Verne to be dismantled in Belgium
News | 22 June 2016

The French navy ship Jules Verne will be dismantled in Ghent, Belgium, being an EU approved yard and falling under the Hong Kong Convention.

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50% of world scrubbers are used by Norwegian shipowners
News | 19 June 2016

Clarkson Research Services have revealed that fifty percent of the world’s fleet currently using scrubber technology are Norwegian owned vessels. Forty-one percent of the order book is made up by ‘other’ European owners.

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New chairman and vice chairman for Euroshore
News | 29 May 2016

After having been the driving force behind Euroshore for two years, Baudouin SKA, director at Febem-Fege and secretary general of Ferver, the European Federation of Glass Recyclers, steps down as chairman of Euroshore. As of May 26th, Nuno MATOS...

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Water purification systems research for estimating micro plastics in rivers
News | 28 May 2016

Recent research from the University of Ghent, Belgium, has demonstrated there is a large variability in micro plastics removal by water purification systems, which made it conclude that the Scheldt river contains a lot of micro plastics.

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Non-European ship recyclers eligible for European list of approved facilities
News | 26 May 2016

Already since 2000 talks about ship recycling have been going on. In May 2009, the Hong Kong International Convention for Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships was adopted within IMO. However, the convention only enters into force 24...

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Take measures to promote marine oils recycling
News | 01 April 2016

As oil prices have fallen drastically since 2014, cement kilns and blast furnaces are increasingly using purer virgin fuels and, as such, reduce demand for the so called “dry oil” or waste oil collected from ships such as bilgewater,...

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Marine litter: take action to reduce plastic litter in our oceans
News | 22 March 2016

New reports on marine litter show that we are headed for an ecological crisis in our oceans. However, with appropriate actions we can reduce the impact significantly.

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Probo Koala: 10 years after the toxic waste scandal
News | 16 March 2016

Ten years ago, the maritime press published the scandal about toxic waste of the Probo Koala. Things have evolved since that incident.

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Waste Management at Essar Shipping
Videos | 26 February 2016

Essar Shipping is the first company in India to have published a sustainability report in the financial year 2011. The company has made all efforts to attended Coast Guard drills and seminars thus strengthening operations management.

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Is the low oil price causing more victims?
News | 12 February 2016

Dear reader, please find attached a background article illustrating the difficult situation of oil recycling initiatives in the EU.

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Our best wishes for 2016
News | 02 January 2016

Happy 2016 to you, dear reader. We hope your new year will be full of joyful learning, interesting opportunities and intense pleasure in everything you will undertake.

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Ecoslops transforms oil residues into marine fuels at its Portuguese plant
News | 30 December 2015

Ecoslops produced its first recycled marine fuel products compliant to the ISO 8217 norm, at its industrial plant in Sines, the first commercial port in Portugal, inaugurated in June 2015.

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Ballast Water Management Convention nears its coming into force
News | 28 December 2015

Morocco, Ghana and Indonesia ratified the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments last November, triggering the convention’s entry into force one year after this crucial...

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European shipowners want to include shipping within countries’ emission reduction plans
News | 23 December 2015

European Ship owners, became clear when first Maersk and a few days later the European Community Ship owners’ Association (ECSA) joined Maersk in calling for the re-inclusion of shipping in the COP21 climate deal, a legally binding and...

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Carbon War Room and RightShip have tool to compare over 76,000 vessels' relative GHG emission ratings
News | 16 December 2015

Carbon War Room and RightShip have tool to compare over 76,000 vessels' relative GHG emission ratings in order to increase information flows and transparency around the efficiency of the international shipping fleet.

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European week for waste reduction
News | 26 November 2015

The 2015 edition of the European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) took place from the 21-29 November 2015. This initiative consists of multiple activities taking place around Europe that promote awareness about sustainable resource and waste...

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Coastal and marine special issue on "The Cleansea Project: An interdisciplinary study of marine litter in the EU"
News | 23 November 2015

The special issue of Coastal & Marine presents some of the results that have been achieved by the CleanSea Project, the first European Framework Programme (FP7) research project aiming to support European efforts to reduce marine litter...

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Climate conference in Paris
News | 20 November 2015

The twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21) and the eleventh session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP) will take place from 30 November to 11 December...

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LNG-powered vessels growth
News | 16 November 2015

The number of LNG-fuelled vessels in operation by 2020 is likely to be around 600, down from the 1.000 originally forecast by classification society DVN GL, said its business development LNG-advisor for small-scale LNG and LNG-infrastructure, Jan...

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EMSA satellite services used in migrant rescue operation
News | 12 November 2015

On 6 and 7 October, more than 370 people were rescued off the Libyan coast after their vessels were detected on satellite images taken as part of Frontex’s Eurosur Fusion Services.

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A European subvention to support your project idea? The Port of Antwerp wants to help you
News | 30 October 2015

European subvention programs offer opportunities for companies linked to the port of Antwerp. These programs are not always well known and are often considered as quite complex.

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Different regulations on Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems
News | 28 October 2015

Scrubbers are a hot item in the European Sustainable Shipping Forum discussions. However, the difference in implementation between international (UN) and the United States needs more attention.

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Latest news on the Port Waste Reception directive (EC/2000/59)
News | 26 October 2015

The waste notification has been aligned with MARPOL Annex 5 via secondary legislation and the European Parliament has accepted the changes on 15 September 2015. Once published in the European Journal, the new revised Annex 5 (?) will enter into...

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nvironmentally-minded shipping companies are constructing hybrid transport ships
News | 20 October 2015

Getting a fully-loaded cargo ship across an entire ocean requires enormous amounts of energy—usually derived from pollutant-rich diesel fuel. But environmentally-minded shipping companies have started bucking that convention and...

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Mauro Palmiero, founding member of Euroshore, passed away
News | 01 October 2015

Mauro Palmiero, national president of ANSEP-UNITAM, the National Italian Association of companies carrying out environmental services in ports and harbours and the protection of the marine environment, passed away on June 22.

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G7 countries outline measures against marine litter
News | 29 September 2015

During the G7 summit in Elmau at the start of June 2015, the G7 heads of state and government decided on a G7 action plan to combat marine litter and expressly committed themselves to concrete measures. Establishing practical measures were on the...

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HEC invests in state-of-the-art equipment and new treatment stations in Piraeus
News | 26 September 2015

Our Euroshore member, Hellenic Environmental Centre, uses double bottom and double hull floating separators equipped with the most modern mechanical and electronic systems.

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