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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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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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