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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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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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