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  • Maersk aiming to help upgrade Alang’s ship recycling facilities

    Maersk developing sustainable ship recycling in India


    The Maersk Group has announced its commitment to helping selected ship recycling yards in Alang, India upgrade facilities and practices to comply with the company’s standards.

  • Roof-top solar panels aim to generate electrical power of up to 361,000kWh at Mumbai’s business terminal

    New solar power at the Port of Mumbai


    A new solar power initiative at APM Terminals Mumbai, the busiest container terminal at Jawaharlal Nehru Port, has been officially inaugurated.

  • India aims to make its ports cleaner and greener Photo: Wiki/Rash9745

    Indian Ministry of Shipping initiates new green project


    The Ministry of Shipping in India has started a new project to aim to help make major ports across the country cleaner and greener.

  • GSPCB has issued notices under the Air Prevention and Control of Pollution Act

    Port operators warned over pollution


    Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) has issued notices to Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) and two major companies handling coal at its terminal, according to Business Standard.

  • News

    Report on Green Ship Technologies


    IMarEST and the UK Science and Innovation Network (SIN) Southeast Asia have hosted a round table discussion to investigate Green Ship Technologies within Asia.

  • OOCL was awarded for its green’ operations and initiatives

    OOCL awarded for ‘green’ thinking


    Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) has been awarded the 2015 ‘Singapore Environmental Achievement Award’ (SEAA) for its commitment to environmental sustainability.

  • A fully laden rake from CITPL can reach ICD TNPM within five hours compared to around three to 10 hours taken by around 40 trucks previously

    PSA clears trucks at Chennai


    PSA International has added a new train shuttle service for import containers at its Chennai International Terminals Pvt Ltd (CITPL) that is expected to significantly reduce road congestion and emissions.

  • News

    Haldia becomes ‘first’ green Indian port


    The Indian port of Haldia has become what is said to be the ‘first’ green port in the country after a bio-diesel dispensing unit was inaugurated recently.

  • The Remote Operating Station (ROS) enables the operator to safely and efficiently perform truck loading and unloading operations

    Indonesia launches green container terminal


    Indonesian state-owned terminal operator, PT Pelabuhan Indonesia III (Pelindo III), has launched its ‘green’ Lamong Bay Terminal, a milestone in the country’s sustainable transport strategy.

  • Container volumes have been on the rise in Manila

    ICTSI works to lower Manila emissions


    With operations at International Container Terminal Services, Inc’s (ICTSI) flagship Manila terminal continuing to rise, new generation reach stackers are being deployed to keep emissions at bay.

  • The European Commission Ship Recycling Regulation was adopted in November 2013 Photo: NGO Shipbreaking Platform

    Getting on board with ship recycling


    Two Chinese ship recycling yards have applied to be listed in the future EU list of ship recycling facilities.

  • BPA takes its commitment to the environment seriously

    Environmental stewardship at Busan


    Busan Port Authority (BPA) says it’s ramping up development at the world’s fifth largest port to make it the logistics hub of Northeast Asia, but it’s not forgetting its environmental responsibility in the process.

  • News

    MOL recognised as climate change leader


    Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has been recognised as a leader for climate change transparency by international, not-for-profit organisation, CDP.

  • Cochin is waiting on environmental approvals for port expansion work Photo: Wiki/Rash9745

    India's port environmental master plan


    The Indian Environmental Ministry is currently considering environmental master plans for the country’s 12 nationalised ports.

  • The Taichung port green belt

    Greening Ports in Taiwan


    The Taiwan International Port Corporation (TIPC) Greening the Ports action plan integrates environmental protection into its operating philosophy, with as goal to enhance the competitiveness and promote green port policies.

  • The Maritime Singapore Green Initiative was announced by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) in 2011 to reduce the environmental impact of shipping and related activities and to promote clean and green shipping in Singapore

    Singapore Green Initiative


    Environmental issues in the maritime industry are fast gaining prominence with increased awareness of the environmental footprints caused by shipping activities. As a major ship registry and port, Singapore is committed to environmentally-friendly shipping and port activities.

  • The state of the coastal forest following the illegal tree-cutting in 2009

    Illegal Bangladeshi shipbreakers closed down


    The NGO Shipbreaking Platform has applauded the Bangladesh iForest Department and the District Administration for closing down two shipbreaking yards, known as one of the worlds’ biggest toxic ship graveyards, located on the country''s Southeast coast.

  • Ships are the major source of air pollution in Hong Kong Photo: Kai Yan, Joseph Wong

    Hong Kong fuel switching programme


    Civic Exchange, Hong Kong''s independent think tank, has commended the shipping industry for extending the Fair Winds Charter to the end of 2014.

  • Mr NN Kumar, Chairman of JNPT Port will give the Welcome Address

    Date change: 2-3 September 2014!


    With the proximity of the general elections and the likely unavailability of government and ministry employees, the 2nd GreenPort South Asia Conference has been postponed until 2-3 September 2014.

  • New Mangalore Port has implemented a number of initiatives to combat pollution in and around the port area

    Mangalore port makes ‘eco-friendly’ list


    New Mangalore Port, one of the major ports in Karnataka, India, has been named as an eco-friendly port thanks to a number of ongoing initiatives.