Regulation & Policy – Page 7

  • The IMO confirmed that November ratifications did not trigger the convention’s entry into force
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    Requirement for BWM Convention not met

    2016-01-19T10:15:00Z

    The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has confirmed that the tonnage requirements for the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention have not been met.

  • BWM convention has been ratified by Morocco, Indonesia and Ghana
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    BWM Convention ratification unconfirmed

    2016-01-05T10:33:00Z

    Ratification of the Ballast Water Management (BWM) convention has been brought closer to meeting the requirements for entry into force following ratifications by Morocco, Indonesia and Ghana.

  • TIPC wants to take responsibility to create international commercial ports in Taiwan with an emphasis on environmental friendliness
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    Taiwanese ports get EcoPort certified

    2015-12-22T11:15:00Z

    The ports of Keelung and Taichung have successfully obtained EcoPorts Certification reaching a significant milestone in the history of port development in Taiwan.

  • Paris COP21 Climate Change Conference could bring change to the shipping industry
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    A game changer for shipping?

    2015-12-17T07:24:00Z

    The 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) has begun in Paris with the aim to reach a new legally binding climate agreement to limit the rise in global warming.

  • News

    ESPO's position on COP21

    2015-12-15T12:34:00Z

    The European Sea Port Organisation (ESPO) believes that the 2015 Paris Climate Change Conference (COP21) was a historic milestone for enhancing global collective action and moving towards a low-carbon society.

  • Peter Hinchcliffe: “I am sure IMO Member States will now proceed with new momentum to help the industry deliver ever greater CO2 reductions"
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    Where does COP21 leave shipping?

    2015-12-14T10:39:00Z

    Although the outcome of the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP21 has been received positively by the shipping industry, there is widespread concern over the absence of an explicit reference to shipping.

  • Indonesia ratifies environment treaty
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    Indonesia ratifies ballast water convention

    2015-11-25T14:01:00Z

    Indonesia has become the latest country to ratify the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention, according to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).

  • Shipping's CO2 reduction goals exceed government commitments
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    CO2 reduction goals

    2015-11-24T17:22:00Z

    The United Nations (UNFCCC) has published a synthesis report analysing the impact of the pledges made by 146 nations to reduce CO2 emissions.

  • Aalborg is currently working on an ambitious expansion plan which takes environmental considerations proactively into consideration
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    Mitigation schemes in Denmark

    2015-11-24T11:07:00Z

    For many years environmental relations have played an important part in the operation and development of ports and port areas. More recently environmental regulations seem to have been both more extensive and complex writes Flemming Elbæk, attorney-at-law, Haugaard·Nielsen Law firm and Lone Kørnøv, professor, The Danish Centre for Environmental Assessment, ...

  • Figure 1: Schematic view of noise sources related to the engines
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    Regulation of noise from moored ships

    2015-11-24T11:06:00Z

    Ships that are moored in ports need energy but since only few ports and ships are equipped with alternative maritime power, ships generate their own power with auxiliary engines creating noise, writes Rob Witte, DGMR Consultant for construction, industry, traffic, environment and software.

  • Congress 2015
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    FEPORT on greenhouse emissions

    2015-11-04T16:59:00Z

    FEPORT gave the opening speech at the GreenPort Congress discussing innovations in equipment and new technologies to reduce greenhouse emissions.

  • Le Havre and Nates-Saint-Nazaire were congratulated for achieving PERS certification
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    PERS certification at Congress

    2015-11-02T16:16:00Z

    The French ports of Le Havre and Nantes-Saint-Nazaire have achieved the Port Environmental Review System (PERS) certification.

  • The Port of Long Beach has surpassed its air pollution reduction milestones set for 2014
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    Long Beach surpasses air improvement targets

    2015-10-27T11:08:00Z

    The Port of Long Beach has surpassed its 2014 air pollution reduction targets through its air quality improvement programmes which aim to put in place cleaner diesel trucks, low sulphur fuel and increased use of shore power.

  • The IMO aims to reduce the shipping industry's carbon footprint even further
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    2016 climate deadline unrealistic

    2015-10-23T16:19:00Z

    Shipowners have expressed concerns over a recent European Parliament resolution urging the industry to develop a global policy framework by the end of 2016 which aims to meet carbon reduction targets.

  • The new initiatives will help speed up construction of US infrastructure projects including ports and waterways
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    US initiatives to speed up infrastructure

    2015-09-29T10:17:00Z

    A new set of actions, including a specific set for environmental reviews, have been announced by the US government to help accelerate construction of critical infrastructure projects in the country.

  • Greg Roberts
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    ISO 14001 – why the new changes matter

    2015-09-14T12:01:00Z

    With a new version of the international standard for Environmental Management Systems (EMS) published in September, Greg Roberts, Sustainability and UK Expert on the ISO Technical Committee developing guidance for ISO 14001 implementation, explains why the changes are important.

  • Momentum is slowly building in putting a stop of the beaching of end-of-life ships
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    Norway stands against beaching

    2015-08-20T12:01:00Z

    The NGO Shipbreaking Platform is calling on shipowners to follow in the footsteps of the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association, which has said no to the ''beaching'' of end-of-life vessels.

  • When visiting a US port, in addition to the North American ECA, ocean-going vessels must comply with additional low sulphur fuel standards in California
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    How the shipping industry is tackling pollution

    2015-08-06T12:40:00Z

    With new regulations to protect the environment having been on the horizon for a number of years and now slowly filtering into force, shipowners, ports and terminal operators are having to come to terms with the industry''s move towards reducing emissions, writes Tom Gorrard-Smith, Associate, Clyde & Co.

  • Increase of Product Carbon Footprint across the Supply Chain (Froese 2015)
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    Carbon footprint of container terminals

    2015-08-05T14:22:00Z

    Carbon footprinting of container terminals is not yet mandatory but recommended, writes Professor Jens Froese from the Global Logistics Emission Council (GLEC).

  • Kwai Chung is slowly cleaning up its act Photo: Baycrest/Wikipedia CC BY-SA 2.5
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    Hong Kong tackles sulphur pollution

    2015-07-14T11:22:00Z

    A green group says that sulphur pollution around Hong Kong’s Kwai Chung and the city’s main container port have fallen markedly since new laws on were put in place on 1 July, but there is still much more work to be done.