Asia – Page 10

  • The conference will focus on sustainable practices in South Asia ports and terminals

    Programme released for GreenPort South Asia


    The programme for Mercator Media’s first GreenPort South Asia Conference, which takes place from 20 to 22 March 2013 in Mumbai, India, has just been released.

  • DNV aims to define Korea's commerical opportunities related to LNG distribution and shipping

    Korea signs up for LNG fuel study


    Global risk management company, Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and Korea’s national gas company, Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS), have signed an agreement to cooperate on a feasibility study on the establishment of an LNG bunkering infrastructure in Korea.

  • Jueshi Port has been polluted by petrochemicals Photo: Wikimedia Commons

    Shanghai petrochemical cleanup underway


    A huge cleanup and investigation is underway in Shanghai following a petrochemical leak at Jueshi Port which has also caused severe air and river pollution to the local Jinshan and Songjiang districts.

  • Bangladesh is going to have its first inland container terminal

    First Inland Port for Bangladesh


    Bangladesh’s Rupayan Port and Logistics Services and the UK-based Port Evolution Management are going to develop the country’s first private inland container terminal.

  • IPC has planted over 1,000 trees to help counteract the negative impact of port emissions Photo: IPC

    IPC focuses on being eco-green


    Indonesian port operator, Indonesia Port Corporation II (IPC), has conducted a new programme to clean up the port of Tanjung Priok which includes litter collection and tree planting as part of its ‘Greening and environmental hygiene programme’.

  • The conference focused on India and the challenges it faces during its rapid economic growth

    Conference highlights opportunities in India


    In a conference held by Germany’s Jacobs University on 5 December 2012, the future of India’s maritime logistics and sustainability and its relations with the Federal Republic of Germany, was discussed by industry professionals.

  • GreenPort South Asia 2013

    GreenPort South Asia garners support


    Next year''s first GreenPort South Asia conference, being organised by Mercator Media, is garnering support from some important players in the region in light of the need for growing awareness of environmental consequences.

  • MOL’s ‘Emerald Ace’

    MOL achieves top environmental rating


    Japan’s Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd (MOL) has attained the top rating for an environmental assessment loan from Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC).

  • Ha Long Bay is highly polluted

    Vietnamese pollution hits ports


    According to reports in the Vietnamese press, the ports of Nam Cau Trang and Ha Knanh in the Ha Long Bay area have extremely high levels of oil pollution, far above the legal limit.

  • The Port of Salalah has ongoing initiatives to reduce carbon emissions and waste

    Salalah port wins CSR award


    The Port of Salalah has won the ‘Containerisation International’ Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award 2012.

  • News

    Tanker company confirms green credentials


    Petroleum tanker operator AET has formally committed to the MPA Green Shipping Programme. President and CEO, Hor Weng Yew, signed-up to the initiative at a Singapore bunkering conference, SIBCON.

  • The coal ports are feeding India’s thirst for energy – but some environmental questions still remain

    Indian power plays to bulk ports


    The pull of Indian power is having an impact on the subcontinent’s port operations. Stevie Knight looks at the issues around both solid and cooled liquid energy sources

  • The Hong Kong Marine Department is offering a 50 per cent reduction in port fees as an incentive for ships to use cleaner fuels while berthing in the harbour.

    Hong Kong encourages vessels to switch to cleaner fuel


    As from 26 September 2012, ocean going vessels will benefit from a 50% reduction in port facilities and light dues if they switch to use low sulphur fuel while berthing in Hong Kong waters.

  • Mundra Port, Gujarat. Photo: Mint

    Environment ministry to inspect Mundra port


    The environment ministry has appointed an expert committee to inspect Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd at Mundra in Gujarat after reports of environmental violations.

  • News

    MPA works hard to clean oil spill


    The Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) has been working hard to contain and clean up the oil spill following the collisions between Hong Kong registered bulk carrier, ‘Sunny Horizon’ and Korean registered Liquefied Petroleum Gas carrier, ‘Dl Salvia’ on 9 September 2012 near Singapore.

  • The MV Amsterdam Bridge was carrying hazardous cargo when fire broke out on Sunday 9 September 12

    Danger recedes for hazardous cargo fire


    After a six hour battle, the fire on the 54,405 tonne MV Amsterdam Bridge which was carrying hazardous cargo has been contained although not extinguished, and the risk of an environmental disaster is diminishing.

  • Solar power – cost saving for safety and the environment

    Singapore gets Sealite solar power


    Australian navigational aid expert, Sealite, has installed its SAL-01 Solar LED area lights along a new wave breakwater structure at Singapore''s International Cruise Terminal - meaning improvements for both the environment and for safety.

  • GreenPort South Asia 2013

    GreenPort South Asia 2013 launched


    Mercator Media has announced that it will hold the inaugural GreenPort South Asia conference on 20 to 22 March 2013 at the Trident Hotel, Nariman Point, Mumbai, India.

  • Wärtsilä 34DF engines have been selected for China's first gas-fuelled tugs

    Chinese LNG tug engine order for Wärtsilä


    Wärtsilä says that it is to supply the main engines for two environmentally sustainable LNG-fuelled tugs being built for CNOOC Energy Technology & Services (CETS), a subsidiary of the state-owned China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC).

  • Bdelta37 vessels will be equipped with VFD versions of MacGregor bulk handling cranes. Photo: Deltamarin

    China Navigation orders Cargotec cranes


    China Navigation (CNCo) has ordered 16 electrically-driven bulk versions of variable frequency drive (VFD) MacGregor cranes from Cargotec.