Thursday, February 11, 2021
offshore wind turbine
Environment

Making Offshore Wind Turbines Greener Could Skyrocket Costs

By Thomas Gualtieri (Bloomberg) The world’s biggest wind turbine manufacturers have committed to eliminating their net emissions of greenhouse gases, but reducing the carbon footprint of their production process may...

February 11, 2021
Total Views: 3921

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Greenpeace's Arctic Sunrise Navigating In Ice
Environment

The Arctic Environment Is Transforming, Here’s How And Why

By Clare Baldwin and Kate Abnett (Reuters) – The environmental transformation happening in the Arctic is key to understanding the potential global impacts of climate change, an Alaska Native leader...

January 12, 2021
Total Views: 1667

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
ocean plastic trash
Environment

EU-Wide Ban Might Save Ocean From 500,000 tonnes Of Microplastics – agency

by Anne Kauranen (Reuters) – Banning the use of microplastics in products such as cosmetics and detergents across the European Union would prevent 500,000 tonnes of microplastics from polluting the environment...

December 9, 2020
Total Views: 1917

Sunday, November 8, 2020
offshore oil rigs
Offshore

Biden Predicted To Start By Reversing Trump’s Offshore Drilling And CO2 Deregulations

By Valerie Volcovici (Reuters) – Joe Biden could erase much of President Donald Trump’s four-year legacy of energy and climate deregulation with the stroke of his pen, according to regulatory...

November 8, 2020
Total Views: 245

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Swedish 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg sails underneath the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge on the Malizia II racing yacht in New York Harbor
Maritime News

16-Year-Old Climate Activist Arrives in New York on Zero-Emission Yacht

By Gabriella Borter NEW YORK, Aug 28 (Reuters) – Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg sailed into New York Harbor on Wednesday in a zero-carbon emissions vessel, completing her 14-day journey...

August 28, 2019
Total Views: 3

Thursday, August 22, 2019
container ship
Maritime News

Citigroup’s New Shipping Finance Chairman to Deepen Environmental Focus

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, Aug 22 (Reuters) – Citigroup’s veteran shipping finance banker Michael Parker is to become chairman of the bank’s shipping & logistics business, a role which will...

August 22, 2019
Total Views: 8

Monday, April 9, 2018
A cargo ship is silhouetted as the sun sets along the coast of Manila bay
Environment

All Eyes on IMO: U.N. Shipping Regulator Under Pressure to Reduce CO2 Emissions from Ships

By Jonathan Saul and Nina Chestney LONDON, April 9 (Reuters) – The United Nations’ shipping agency is under pressure this week to agree on a plan to cut carbon emissions...

April 9, 2018
Total Views: 5

Monday, January 29, 2018
Shipping Container Recycling and Waste
Environment

China Clamps Down On Imports Of Recycled Waste

By Gavin van Marle (TheLoadstar) Container shipping lines could lose around 5m teu of cargo a year following the recent import ban on a variety of waste materials for recycling, according to...

January 29, 2018
Total Views: 14

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Environment

Northern Europe’s first floating rubbish bin installed in Helsinki

The technology group Wärtsilä’s project to bring floating rubbish bins to Finland is making progress. The project is being executed in honour of Finland’s centenary. The first Seabin marine rubbish...

May 9, 2017
Total Views: 20

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
rokke research vessel
Interesting

Norwegian Billionaire, Pledging to Give Away Fortune, Orders Advanced Research Vessel

Norwegian shipping and offshore magnate Kjell Inge Roekke plans give away the ‘lion’s share’ of his estimated $2 billion fortune beginning with the construction of a large research and expedition ship...

May 2, 2017
Total Views: 30

Sunday, July 10, 2016
waveroller tidal power plant
Environment

Alternative Ocean Power Moves Closer to ‘Bankability’

By Brian Parkin (Bloomberg) The two-century old dream of harnessing the power of the sea came closer to commercial reality after the European Investment Bank backed a Finnish company with...

July 10, 2016
Total Views: 22

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Offshore News

Offshore Drilling Foes Invoke 1953 Law to Prod Obama on U.S. Ban

by Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg) — Environmental activists who dangled from bridges and paddled kayaks around an Arctic rig have a new strategy for stopping oil development off U.S. coasts:...

May 24, 2016
Total Views: 3

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
prestige tanker
Maritime News

ICS Raises Concerns Over Spanish Supreme Court’s Ruling in Prestige Oil Spill Case

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) strongly criticized the judgement of the Spanish Supreme Court in the ‘Prestige’ Case during a meeting last week of the International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds...

May 3, 2016
Total Views: 28

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Statoil Johan Sverdrup
Offshore News

Statoil Releases 2015 Sustainability Report

Statoil has published the annual sustainability report and the payments to governments report for 2015. The company delivered annual equity production of 1.971 million barrels of oil equivalents per day...

March 22, 2016
Total Views: 7

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Wind Turbines
Offshore News

Mainstream to Build $2.8 Billion Scottish Offshore Wind Farm

(Bloomberg) — Mainstream Renewable Power Ltd. said it’s in talks with a consortium led by power company InterGen NV to reach a financial close on its planned 2 billion-pound ($2.8...

January 26, 2016
Total Views: 0

Monday, January 25, 2016
Mærsk_Mc-Kinney_Møller
Maritime News

Borouge, Maersk Carbon Pact Aims To Cut CO2 Emissions By 15%

Abu Dhabi-based petrochemical company Borouge and Maersk Line inked an agreement to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions for their shipments. The Carbon Pact will allow Borouge to deliver its products...

January 25, 2016
Total Views: 2

Monday, November 23, 2015
ocean-plastic floating debris
Environment

Biodegradable Plastics Don’t Work At Sea – Says New UN Study

“Don’t discard ‘Biodegradable’ plastics at sea” asks a new report from the United Nations because biodegradable plastics don’t disintegrate in the ocean. Complete degradation of biodegradable plastic occurs when none of the...

November 23, 2015
Total Views: 13

Monday, July 13, 2015
Maritime News

Former Chief Mate Sentenced to Prison in Oil Dumping Case

  The former chief mate of the Panama-flagged reefer MV Murcia Carrier has been sentenced to three months in prison for failing to maintain an accurate oil record book in...

July 13, 2015
Total Views: 3

Friday, May 15, 2015
News

IMO Adopts Landmark ‘Polar Code’ MARPOL Rules

The International Maritime Organization this week adopted the pollution prevention provisions of the long-awaited ‘Polar Code’, setting the first-ever international environmental and safety standards for ships trading in the world’s polar...

May 15, 2015
Total Views: 4

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
News

EPA Releases Sulfur Emissions Enforcement Policy for Ships

On 15 January, Phillip Brooks from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Air Enforcement division released the EPA’s policy for assessing civil penalties for violations of the sulfur standards applicable to...

January 21, 2015
Total Views: 2