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 from England to partake in a United Nations climate summit in New York next month. The 16-year-old Swedish activist, who set sail from Plymouth, England, on Aug. 14, attracted … [Read more...]

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 include bolstering the lender's environmental focus in the sector, Citi said on Thursday. In June, Citi was among a group of leading banks who signed up to environmental commitments … [Read more...]

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 from the sector, following years of slow progress, but the strategy could fall well short of what is required to limit global warming. The shipping sector, along with aviation, avoided specific emissions cut … [Read more...]

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 new research from Drewry Maritime Advisors. China brought in new rules on 1 January, applying from 1 March, which will see a complete ban on the import of unsorted … [Read more...]

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 bin in all of Northern Europe was launched and placed in test use today in Uunisaari, off the coast of the Kaivopuisto district of Helsinki. Another floating rubbish bin will be … [Read more...]