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  • GL exchange forum: environmental updates for the maritime industry

    GL’s Exchange Forum on “Environmental Updates for the Maritime Industry” looked at the vital task of reducing the maritime industry’s environmental impact. With concern over the international economic situation dominating the headlines, the tendency is for environmental issues to take a back seat. The Forum, however, demonstrated that this goal was not only important in of ...


  • European Commission takes Belgium and Estonia to court over port handling of ship-generated waste

    The European Commission has today decided to lodge a case to the Court of Justice against Belgium and Estonia for failure to respect EU legislation on better availability and use of port reception facilities for ship-generated waste and cargo residues. The Commission has decided to act against Belgium and Estonia for failure to transpose correctly a Directive[1] adopted in 2000 into their ...

  • Low carbon shipping - next generation energy systems

    With the increasingly strict requirements of maritime emissions regulations in numerous international jurisdictions, and the recent sharp global increase in energy costs, ship energy management and efficiency has never before carried such economic significance for marine equipment suppliers and shipbuilders, as well as vessel owners and fleet operators. Ricardo has been actively involved in ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Managing waste for a greener tomorrow

    Growing population and infrastructural changes world over has given rise to the waste being accumulated. The waste aggregate in Middle East has increased over the years and per capita waste generation for the region is expected to boost up to 18 billion tons by the year 2020. Abu Dhabi based marine contracting company Khamis Al Rumaithy (Kare), is planning to come up with a deepwater ship ...


    By Fleming Gulf FZE

  • Boost for hazardous waste management in Cote d`Ivoire

    A new project launched this week by the United Nations Environment Programme will help the Government of Côte d'Ivoire and others in the region to manage hazardous waste, both within their countries and across borders. The initiative, funded by the Governments of the Netherlands, Sweden and Denmark, aims to help address the issue of systemic weaknesses in controlling the movements of hazardous ...

  • Baltic Sea ports overlook cruise ship waste

    In a letter sent today, the WWF Baltic Ecoregion Action Programme urges those ports to take action and upgrade their facilities. The twelve most visited cruise ports in the Baltic region are: Gdynia, Gothenburg, Helsinki, Klaipeda, Kiel, Copenhagen, Riga, Rostock, Stockholm, Saint Petersburg, Tallinn and Visby. WWF initially contacted ferry lines and cruise ship companies sailing in the Baltic ...

  • Hydrogen-generating technology shows advances in development of clean energy source

    (AXcess News) W. Lafayette, IN - Ongoing research at Purdue is showing advances in hydrogen-generating technology with a recent breakthrough aluminum and gallium alloy that contains more of the aluminum which breaks water molecules down, releasing the hydrogen gas for power generation. The technology produces hydrogen by adding water to an alloy of aluminum and gallium. When water is added to the ...


    By Axcess News

  • New England Institutions Recognized for Diverting Food Waste

    Four New England organizations were among only 14 organizations honored nationally by EPA for their success in keeping wasted food out of landfills. EPA is also issuing “Food Recovery Challenge Regional Achievement Certificates” to 24 organizations in all six New England states. Americans throw out more food than any other type of waste. In 2013, 37 million tons of food waste were ...

  • Ten New England Organizations Commit to Reduce Food Waste

    Ten New England educational, healthcare and other business institutions have become members of EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge, a national initiative that encourages businesses, organizations and institutions to actively participate in food waste prevention, surplus food donation and food waste recycling activities. The 10 new participants in EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge from New ...

  • Oily Waste Dumping Draws Record $37 Million Fine

    BOSTON, Massachusetts (ENS) - The Overseas Shipholding Group Inc., OSG, Tuesday agreed to plead guilty to 33 felony counts related to deliberate vessel pollution from nine ships and false pollution log entries in three additional ships, in six U.S. ports. The ships dumped oily waste into U.S. waters and company employees falsified records to cover up the dumping. OSG is a U.S. ...

  • Crime Fighters Recognized for Tackling Illegal Trade in Wildlife, Chemicals and Waste

    Five enforcement officers and eight organizations tackling fast-growing illegal trade in wildlife, chemicals and waste in Asia Pacific are the first recipients of the Asia Environmental Enforcement Award (AEEA) announced here today. The winners, hailing from Cambodia, China, India, Philippines, Thailand, Tonga, and Viet Nam, were awarded for their efforts in ...

  • Frost & Sullivan bestows JITF Urban Infrastructure Ltd. with the 2010 waste to energy deal of the year award in the Indian Municipal Waste to energy market

    JITF Urban Infrastructure Ltd. received the Frost & Sullivan - Waste to Energy Deal of the Year Award in the Indian Municipal Waste to Energy Market for the year 2010. The Award was presented to JITF at the 2nd Annual Environment Awards night held in Mumbai, to commend its success in winning a 25-year-long concession from the New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) and Municipal Corporation of ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Polluter pays principle in European waste law can justify liability for pollution damage, says EU court

    Advocate General Kokott’s Opinion in Case C-188/07 Commune de Mesquer v Total France SA and Total International Ltd The Breton Commune of Mesquer has brought an action against the Total Group seeking repayment of the costs it incurred in respect of the operation which it had to undertake to clean its beaches of the oil resulting from the sinking of the tanker ‘Erika’ in 1999. In order to be able ...


    By European Court of Justice

  • Executive in action: Dr. Peter Tsantrizos, President & CEO of Terragon Environmental Technologies

    The culmination of Dr. Peter Tsantrizos’ lifework will be a household appliance that processes waste to provide energy that can provide heat and power refrigeration and air-conditioning systems. For the maritime industry, he has already developed an analogous solution for what he sees as a fundamental flaw in current thinking, because for Tsantrizos there is no such thing as waste. ...

  • Joint letter to the European Commission urges greater focus on demand-side measures in circular economy package

    A number of the UK's leading representative bodies for the waste and resource management sector have sent a joint letter to the European Commission to reinforce the need for effective 'pull' or demand-side mechanisms in the forthcoming EU Circular Economy package. According to recent leaks, the package is already likely to contain stronger drivers to 'push' waste out of landfill and up the Waste ...

  • ISO document to increase confidence in certification of ship recycling management systems

    A newly published ISO publicly available specification (PAS) for bodies providing audit and certification of ship recycling management will help to increase the safety of workers and protection of the environment by providing requirements for independent recognition of good practice. ISO/PAS 30003:2008, Ships and marine technology – Ship recycling management systems – Requirements for bodies ...

  • Custodian of Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah to endorse Environment Forum in Jeddah

    The Gulf Environment Forum (GEF), organised by the Presidency of Meteorology & Environment, has announced the patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz. With the royal patronage in place for Saudi Arabia’s official environment event,  the Kingdom has once again shown its commitment towards establishing an environmentally responsible region for ...


    By BME Global Ltd

  • Solarvest BioEnergy Appoints Director

    VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - SOLARVEST BIOENERGY INC. (TSX VENTURE: SVS) ("Solarvest" or the "Company"), is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Ledwell as a director of the Company. Mark Ledwell is a partner in Gowlings" Toronto office, practising in business law with particular emphasis in the areas of construction, energy, infrastructure and project finance. Before joining Gowlings, ...


    By Solarvest BioEnergy Inc.

  • FORUM FEATURES WOMEN, YOUTH LEADERS IN PROTECTION OF WORLD`S OCEANS

    October 22, 2007 — Forty years after Dr. Arvid Pardo, 'the Father of the Law of the Sea' and the United Nations Ambassador to Malta, declared the world's oceans a Common Heritage of Humankind at the UN General Assembly, the 32nd Pacem in Maribus (Peace in the Oceans) Conference, organized by the International Ocean Institute, will mark a watershed in marine conservation by engaging the collective ...

  • GL exchange forum: scrubber technology

    Pressure on the shipping industry to reduce the air emissions from vessels grows day by day. Regulations to more strictly limit the sulphur content in marine fuel are in place and set to tighten over the coming year. Exhaust gas scrubbers are one solution for vessels to meet such limits over the coming years and to discuss the use of this technology Germanischer Lloyd (GL) recently held an ...


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