Regulation & Policy – Page 5

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    Lloyd's low carbon report

    2017-02-16T12:31:00Z

    Lloyd’s Register has released its findings from its latest report which examines the outlook for renewables, nuclear, grid and infrastructure as well as energy storage.

  • Greener ship recycling with the help of DNV GL certifications
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    DNV GL to certify 50 IHMs

    2017-02-03T14:13:00Z

    DNV GL is set to carry out Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) certifications for the Norddeutsche Reederei H. Schuldt’s managed fleet of more than 50 vessels.

  • Expensive lesson: Since it received the fine the Port of Haifa has now taken steps to clean up his act
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    Haifa stung by environmental fines

    2017-01-06T10:46:00Z

    Israel''s Ministry of Environmental Protection has fined the Port of Haifa 2.2 million shekels ($570,000) for violating air pollution regulations.

  • IMO sets global sulphur cap for 2020
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    IMO agrees sulphur cap

    2016-10-28T09:43:00Z

    The International Maritime Organisation’s Marine Environment Protection Committee has agreed on a global 0.5% sulphur cap and established the next two NOx Emission Control Areas (NECAs).

  • ort-related CO2 emissions are projected to increase from current levels
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    EPA reports on port strategy

    2016-10-25T09:44:00Z

    The latest US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) study has found that technology standards and fuel sulphur limits are expected to significantly reduce emissions, but there is still a lot more than can be done.

  • The reduction of GHG emissions from ships is on the agenda for MEPC 70
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    Shipping industry lobbies for change

    2016-10-20T12:54:00Z

    Ahead of the forthcoming 70th Session of the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), shippers have been lobbying hard to secure increased environmental legislation for the industry.

  • Bremen, Moerdijk, and Tangier MED achieved PERS certification
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    Ports get PERS certified

    2016-10-19T14:40:00Z

    The Ports of Bremen/Bremerhaven in Germany, Moerdijk, the Netherlands, and Morocco’s Tangier MED have achieved PERS certification.

  • VTP has developed its own environmental management system in accordance with recommendations from VPA
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    A natural choice for the GreenPort Congress

    2016-09-21T16:18:00Z

    This year’s host of the GreenPort Cruise and Congress is the Venice Port Authority, a natural choice because the area is a world heritage site which has to find pioneering solutions to environmental issues in order to stay competitive, writes Anne-Marie Causer.

  • Finland has acceded to the IMO's Ballast Water Management Convention
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    Ballast Water Convention enters into force

    2016-09-12T10:56:00Z

    The IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention will enter into force on 8 September 2017 after Finland acceded to the treaty, but there are concerns that shipowners are still without treatment systems approved for global use.

  • The Green Award Foundation and RightShip are increasing their collaboration to promote sustainable shipping
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    Green collaboration for sustainable shipping

    2016-09-06T12:06:00Z

    The Green Award Foundation and RightShip are to increase their collaboration to promote safe, sustainable shipping.

  • News

    Californian climate bill woes

    2016-08-16T13:05:00Z

    There is an amount of uncertainty surrounding a new climate bill which will affect US Californian ports and how this will affect them competitively.

  • News

    Universal carbon counting method

    2016-07-06T14:22:00Z

    The Global Logistics Emissions Council (GLEC) has released a universal method to calculate the carbon footprint of the logistics supply chain.

  • ESPO has defined a roadmap to simplify administration and facilitate trade
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    ESPO roadmap to cut 'red tape'

    2016-06-28T10:09:00Z

    The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) and its members have developed a roadmap defining ambitious but realistic steps towards simplifying administration and facilitating trade.

  • Lorène Grandidier, vice chair of the PEMA Safety & Environment Committee
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    PEMA explores key issues for port operations

    2016-06-22T10:48:00Z

    The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) has published three information papers exploring key issues for port and terminal operations to include shore side power and lighting technologies.

  • New brochure on sustainable terminals released by FEPORT
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    FEPORT sustainable terminals

    2016-06-17T09:16:00Z

    FEPORT members have released a new publication regarding the environmentally friendly actions it has been implementing through European ports.

  • Reducing CO2 emissions will be the topic of discussion at a symposium in Antwerp
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    Shipping towards decarbonisation

    2016-06-08T10:44:00Z

    Representatives from the European Community Shipowner’s Association (ECSA) together with the Royal Belgian Shipowners (RBSA) and Wärtsilä are joining forces to help create a sustainable, CO2-neutral economy.

  • News

    ICS urges alignment on CO2 rules

    2016-06-08T08:46:00Z

    The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is urging the EU to align CO2 emissions monitoring regulation with the mandatory worldwide reporting regime agreed by the IMO, warning that the current system is ‘completely unfit for purpose’.

  • ESPO has brought together all of the cruise organisations to work in a cohesive fashion towards best practice
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    Best practice for cruise and ferry ports

    2016-06-07T18:13:00Z

    The ESPO conference 2016 saw the launch of the organisation’s Code of Practice for cruise and ferry ports, which aims to instill good practices at each port in Europe.

  • ESPO has presented its position paper on the revision of the PRF
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    ESPO port reception facilities directive

    2016-05-31T10:08:00Z

    The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) has presented its position paper on the revision of the port reception facilities (PRF) directive.

  • Most agree that progress was made at MEPC 69 Photo: Flickr/IMO.UN
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    Progress on CO2 reduction

    2016-04-25T17:49:00Z

    The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has approved mandatory requirements for ships to record and report their fuel consumption.