IMO and Bangladesh Collaborate to Improve Ship-Recycling

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh have signed a landmark agreement to work together to improve safety and environmental standards in the country’s ship-recycling industry.

2014.04.13 - IMO and Bangladesh Collborate to Improve Ship-Recycling

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Green4Sea Forum 2014

The 3rd Annual Green4Sea Forum takes place today in the premises of the Eugenides Foundation in Athens. The Annual Green4Sea is part of SQE’s Safety4Sea project. The Green4Sea forum is a NON PROFIT / PRO BONO event aiming to enhance Environmental Awareness and promote Best Practices in way of Environmental Excellence in the Shipping Industry. This year’s program includes subjects such as Air Emissions & Energy Efficiency, Green Shipping Developments, Ballast Water Management, LNG as a Fuel etc.

2014.04.09 - Green4Sea Forum 2014

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Are We Sleepwalking Back to Piracy?

A shift in US foreign policy based both on changes to the threat landscape and improving domestic energy security could lead to an increase in threats to shipping within eighteen months according to David Hunkin of Dryad Maritime Intelligence. With the US strategic focus now firmly fixed on the Asia Pacific region and Iran ‘coming in from the cold’, it is only a matter of time before western navies begin withdrawing the warships that have been so successful in suppressing piracy.

2014.04.08 - Are We Sleepwalking Back to Piracy

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Increase Business Reducing CO2 Footprint – The Maersk Way

Maersk Line published yesterday its Sustainability Progress Update for 2013, showing a 3.8 million tonnes CO2 reduction in a year where the business grew 4.1%.

2014.04.08 - Increase Business Reducing CO2 Footprint - The Maersk Way

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Climate Change and Impacts to Shipping

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a report yesterday that says the effects of climate change are already occurring on all continents and across the oceans. The world, in many cases, is ill-prepared for risks from a changing climate. The report also concludes that there are opportunities to respond to such risks, though the risks will be difficult to manage with high levels of warming.

2014.04.03 - Climate Change and Impacts to Shipping

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Kidnapping Resurgent in Gulf of Guinea Piracy

The first ten weeks of 2014 have witnessed the resurgence of maritime kidnap-for-ransom off the coast of Nigeria’s Niger Delta. This distinct form of piracy does not receive the same international attention as does the hijacking and robbery of multi-million dollar tanker cargos, but it poses an omnipresent threat to greater number of mariners.

2014.04.02 - Kidnapping Resurgent in Gulf of Guinea Piracy Figure 1

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UN Court Halts Japan’s Antarctic Whaling

The UN International Court of Justice ordered Japan on 31 March to stop whale hunting, thus dismissing the argument used by Japan that the hunting was being made for scientific purposes.

2014.04.01 - UN Court Halts Japan's Antarctic Whaling

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New Study Reveals Increase in West Antarctic Glacial Loss

Six massive glaciers in West Antarctica are moving faster than they did 40 years ago, causing more ice to discharge into the ocean and global sea level to rise, according to new research.

2014.03.31 - New Study Reveals Increase in West Antarctic Glacial Loss

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Isle of Man Offers ‘Green Ship’ Incentives

The Isle of Man Ship Registry has announced that from 1 April 2014 it is introducing new incentives for ship owners to adopt energy efficient ship designs which reduce fuel consumption and air pollution.

2014.03.28 - Isle of Man Offers 'Green Ship' Incentives

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The Importance of Regular Realistic Fire and Abandon Ship Drills on Passenger Ships

Preliminary results from the Harmonized Verification Programme (HAVEP) on passenger ships, carried out between 1 January 2013 and 31 December 2013 in the Paris MoU region highlight the importance of regular realistic fire and abandon ship drills on passenger ships.

2014.03.27 - The Importance of Regular Realistic Fire and Abandon Ship Drills on Passenger Ships

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