Regulation & Policy – Page 3

  • BPO seminar
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    Pollution stakeholders discuss challenges

    2019-03-13T17:19:00Z

    A recent seminar has evaluated the influence air pollution has on day-to-day operations in ports and cities and highlighted tools available to port authorities seeking to improve their environmental standards.

  • Smart Cruise Conference
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    UN SDGs to be adopted by ports

    2019-02-14T12:47:00Z

    The World Ports Sustainability Program (WPSP) has launched a plan to integrate UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the business strategies and governance of port authorities to help align them with global sustainability standards.

  • The Port of Fujairah has banned the use of open-loop scrubbers Photo: wikimedia
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    Fujairah latest to ban open-loop scrubbers

    2019-01-25T16:58:00Z

    The Port of Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates has become the latest port to ban the use of open-loop scrubbers from 2020 over environmental concerns.

  • Maritime 2050
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    UK sets eco targets in ‘Maritime 2050’ report

    2019-01-24T12:53:00Z

    In the next 5-15 years the UK government will aims for at least one major port in the UK to have zero-emissions across all its ship-side activity.

  • The roundtable was an event from the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action Photo: © cop24.gov.pl
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    Plea for better green incentives from ports

    2019-01-21T11:51:00Z

    Incentives from ports need to be better when it comes to environmental improvement, it was argued at a roundtable centred on ports’ role in decarbonising the maritime transport sector at the 2018 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP24) in Katowice in Poland.

  • Clean Air Strategy
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    December deadline for air quality strategy

    2019-01-15T12:11:00Z

    The UK Government has said it will publish guidelines to advise ports on how to develop effective and targeted Air Quality Strategies by spring, with ports required to have their own strategies by the end of the year.

  • marine waste
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    EU bodies agree on port waste facilities

    2019-01-04T09:55:00Z

    Representatives from the Presidency of the European Council, the European Parliament and the European Commission have reached a provisional agreement on the proposal for the new EU directive on port reception facilities.

  • Julien Dufour, CEO of Verifavia and Pantelis Chinakis, president & MD INSB class Photo: Verifavia Shipping
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    Verifavia announces cooperation agreements

    2018-12-07T12:00:00Z

    Emissions verification company, Verifavia, has announced eight new cooperation agreements with recognised organisations (ROs), supporting International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) regulations.

  • ESPO backs the ‘polluter pays’ principle by discouraging the delivery of unreasonable quantities of garbage Photo: Port of Rotterdam
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    EU backs ‘polluter pays’ ship waste approach

    2018-10-15T12:45:00Z

    The EU Parliament has strengthened ‘polluter pays’ principle for ship waste management during the Port Reception Facilities vote.

  • Tim Morris
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    Collective UK air quality action needed

    2018-09-12T13:57:00Z

    The UK Major Ports Group (UKMPG) has held a round table briefing on ports and air quality in the UK with all stakeholders being asked to take action to make improvements.

  • Mark Simmonds: "This Charter underlines the BPA’s commitment to sustainable development and working constructively with industry, Government and environmental groups" Photo: BPA
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    BPA publishes sustainable development charter

    2018-08-15T11:41:00Z

    The British Ports Association has published a new sustainable development charter which aims to support the dual aims of creating a strong and healthy environment and a thriving economy in which ports can grow.

  • The Waste Reception Facilities Directive aims to better protect the marine environment and decrease the administrative burden for stakeholders Photo: IMO
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    ESPO calls for firmer polluter pays principle

    2018-07-10T10:06:00Z

    ESPO has welcomed the latest review of of the Waste Reception Facilities Directive but says it needs a firmer ‘polluter pays’ principle.

  • Photo: MEPC 72 set an absolute target for greenhouse gas emissions reduction across the global maritime industry Photo: IMO/flickr/CC
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    ICS offers insight into the Paris Agreement

    2018-07-04T14:31:00Z

    The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has launched a new publication that explains what the Paris Agreement could actually mean for international shipping.

  • Delegates were warned at the start of the second day that the effects of climate change would effect harbour masters' job load
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    Climate risk high on harbour masters’ agenda

    2018-06-27T13:06:00Z

    Protecting infrastructure from the fallout of climate change was high on the agenda at the 11th International Harbour Masters Congress.

  • Satu Kaivonen
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    Unified environmental voice needed

    2018-06-18T16:47:00Z

    Ports are moving in the right direction to decrease emissions but there is a lack of global research on how ports are handling impact management, an environmental specialist has stressed.

  • TOC Europe 2017
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    Environmental efficiency focus at TOC Europe

    2018-06-07T16:13:00Z

    Five authors from PEMA’s technical committees will present three new papers on terminal safety, process automation and environmental efficiency at TOC Europe 2018.

  • 'Future of the Fjords'
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    Norway adopts zero-emissions regulations in world heritage fjords

    2018-05-15T11:57:00Z

    The Norwegian Parliament has adopted a resolution to halt emissions from cruise ships and ferries in the Norwegian world heritage fjords as soon as technically possible and no later than 2026 to make the fjords the world’s first zero emissions zone at sea.

  • Container ships
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    PRF Directive fixed fee could result in an “unreasonable” amount of garbage

    2018-05-11T09:45:00Z

    ESPO claims the proposed revision of the Port Reception Facilities (PRF) Directive to incentivise port waste facilities users to deliver by introducing the 100% fixed fee could result in "unreasonable" amounts of garbage.

  • Peter Hinchcliffe: “This is a ground-breaking agreement – a Paris Agreement for shipping”
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    IMO sets first industry wide emissions strategy

    2018-04-16T11:44:00Z

    The IMO has set an absolute target for emissions reduction across the entire maritime industry for the first time in history.

  • MEPC 72 has kicked off in London this week Photo: IMO/flickr/CC BY 2.0
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    MEPC 72 kicks off to set initial GHG strategy

    2018-04-12T11:04:00Z

    The IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee MEPC 72 takes place from 9 to 13 April with the adoption of an initial strategy on the reduction of GHG emissions from ships one of the key items on the agenda.