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ESPO Publishes Environmental Report 2018 – Top 10 Environmental Priorities

18 October 2018- ESPO presented yesterday its annual Environmental Report for 2018 at the GreenPort Congress in Valencia. The ESPO Environmental Report includes environmental performance benchmark indicators as well as the Top 10 Environmental Priorities of the European ports for 2018. Air quality has remained the top priority of the European ports since 2013. The increased interest in the relationship with… Read more »

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MAN Unveils LPG Vessel Engine

MAN Energy Solutions has unveiled the ME-LGIP, a two-stroke engine that runs on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and is designed to suit large ocean vessels.     According to its statement, the ME-LGIP will be “the most environmentally friendly” two-stroke engine available, emitting up to 18% less CO2, contributing to a 90% reduction in particle… Read more »

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LOW SULPHUR FUEL STORAGE FOR ROTTERDAM

A.P. Moller Maersk and Royal Vopak have signed an agreement to create a 0.5% sulphur bunkering facility at the port to aid future compliance. This first joint initiative between the two parties will cater for around 20% of Maersk global demand for sulphur compliant fuel Photo: Maersk   The facility, at Vopak Terminal Europoort, will… Read more »

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FIRST FULLY AUTONOMOUS HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEY

The UK’s Solent has hosted a pioneering autonomous surveying event reports Dag Pike.   Sea Robotics ‘ ASV ‘Harry’   The first time that a hydrographic survey has been carried out using guidance only from pre-planned survey lines or automatically generated lines based on sonar coverage took place at Hurst Point in the Solent. Human… Read more »

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GLOBAL SHIPPING INDUSTRY FACES CALLS TO REDUCE EMISSIONS

 The 2018 Greenport Congress conference invites industry experts to discuss the reduction of emissions in depth, offering insight into how ports and shipping terminals can tackle their rising emissions. The IMO’s International Marine Environment Protection Committee met in London, UK last week to agree on a global plan for reducing emissions levels within the shipping… Read more »

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PORTABLE BALLAST MONITORING VERIFICATION

Independent benchmark testing on behalf of the Chinese government has identified one method as an accurate methodology for portable ballast water sampling. The Single Turnover One Pulse (STOP) methodology used by Chelsea Technologies’ FastBallast Sensor, was independently verified by researchers from the Environmental Protection & Energy-saving Technique Research Centre of China. “It is essential that… Read more »

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Container Shipping Continues Progress in Reducing CO2 Emissions but Major Innovation Needed to Meet Ambitious Global Climate Goals

Report from Clean Cargo Working GroupTM, representing 85 percent of ocean containerized shipping and industry customers, shows a drop in CO2 emissions in 2017   San Francisco, August 16, 2018—Carbon dioxide emissions from 22 of the world’s leading ocean container carriers, representing 85 percent of global containerized shipping, continued to fall in 2017, but more… Read more »

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A new marine fuel terminal in the Port of Frederikshavn which will be fully adapted for the new Sulphur Directive 2020

Stena Oil has signed an agreement to create a new marine fuel terminal in the Port of Frederikshavn which will be fully adapted for the new Sulphur Directive 2020. Stena Oil is to build Scandinavia’s largest bunkering terminal on 38,000 square metre site at the Port of Frederikshavn   The location of the new terminal… Read more »