Asia – Page 9

  • 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.

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    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.

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    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.

  • Bromma Greenline spreaders are flying off the shelves

    Bromma electrifies Asia


    Leading crane spreader expert, Bromma, has won major new contracts for the supply of Greenline all electric spreaders to terminals in Sri Lanka, Malaysia, and China.

  • Hybrid car carrier Emerald Ace

    World's first hybrid car carrier completed


    Last week, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced the completion of the Emerald Ace, the world''s first newly built hybrid car carrier that combines solar power panels with a diesel engine.

  • Dr Oh Kong-gyun, chairman of the Korean Register of Shipping

    KR verification under Clean Shipping Index


    The Clean Shipping Index has certified the Korean Register of Shipping (KR) as a verification body, making it the first Asian organisation to be accredited.

  • MRE System is a revolutionary wind & solar power solution for ships

    New power solution for ships in testing


    Early this month, Eco Marine Power Co. Ltd. (EMP) will start testing its Aquarius MRE System in a facility in Osaka in Japan. The Aquarius MRE System is a revolutionary wind and solar power solution for ships.

  • The MOU underlines the commitment of the Chinese ship recycling industry to reducing the environmental impact of a ship's complete life cycle

    GL promotes green ship recycling in China


    Germanischer Lloyd (GL) and the China National Ship Recycling Association have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to promote green ship recycling in China.