maritime waste handling News

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • EPA Adds Five, Proposes Three Hazardous Waste Sites to Superfund’s National Priorities List

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is adding five hazardous waste sites that pose risks to human health and the environment to the National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites. In addition, the agency is proposing to add three additional sites to the list. The Superfund program, a federal program established by Congress in 1980, investigates and cleans up the most complex, ...

  • Hazmat training comes to Indianapolis

    When workers handle hazardous waste or ship hazardous materials, training is not just a good idea, it’s the law. According to the EPA, workers who handle hazardous waste must be trained annually, and the federal DOT requires that workers involved in the shipment of hazardous materials be trained at least every three years. Personnel who ship hazardous materials by air or water must receive ...

  • France`s marine pollution needs treatment to meet the MarPol convention

    France's third biggest port, Dunkirk needs a means of onsite treatment of waste hydrocarbons from ships (engine room effluent), barges, and towboats, so that the terms of the MarPol (Marine Pollution) convention can be respected. This has now been achieved with the inauguration in November of the Sarp Industries (Veolia Propreté) site, Hydropale, which can treat 40,000 tonnes of this type of ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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

  • Hazmat Training Comes to Cary

    When workers handle hazardous waste or ship hazardous materials, training is not just a good idea, it’s the law. According to the EPA, workers who handle hazardous waste must be trained annually, and the federal DOT requires that workers involved in the shipment of hazardous materials be trained at least every three years.DOT/RCRA Annual Update and Refresher course is the perfect way to meet both ...

  • 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 ...

  • M/F Norrøna - passengere ferri from Faroe Islands got a Oil Conveyor

    “M/S Norrøna is very satisfied with their Oil Conveyor    In January 2012, M/S Norrøna chose to install an Oil Conveyor into their 40 m3 large clean bilge tk. M/S Norrøna is operating on heavy fuel 380 and sail the rough seas around the Faroe Islands, Iceland and Denmark. But these conditions have not prevented the Oil ...


    By Faroe Maritime Technic

  • IPI offers quick disaster response solutions with collapsible storage tanks and water pillow bladders

    Preparation and the ability to respond immediately and decisively to global weather-related and other geological events that impact regions, communities and individual lives requires access to information and the right solutions. With both the Atlantic and Pacific hurricane season now upon us, it is an appropriate time for government, industry and citizens to review their state of preparedness ...


    By Interstate Products Inc

  • New monitoring network for Scottish ports

    Historically, ferry masters operating off the west coast of Scotland would have to sail to a port and on arrival visually assess the weather and tide conditions before deciding whether safe berthing alongside the pier or quayside would be possible. This wastes time and fuel, and can causes immense frustration among passengers, who may see ferries come close to a port, but thereafter depart ...

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