port waste News

  • SEaB Energy targets port waste

    UK-based SEaB Energy is encouraging sustainable operations with its patented technology that turns waste into energy, and is looking to target the ports sector next. The Flexibuster, a self-contained anaerobic digester, is designed to process food and organic waste. Developed by the company five years ago, it is manufactured by them and delivered as a ‘plug-and-play’ ...


    By SEaB Energy Ltd.

  • Chinese ports checking every waste paper container

    Chinese ports are checking every container of waste paper due to an increase in  low quality material. Higher than accepted paper contamination in exports from the UK to China seems to have caused Chinese authorities to increase the number of inspections carried out, with many in the industry reporting 100 per cent inspections at certain ports. Mark Lyndon Paper Enterprises UK managing ...

  • 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 ...

  • Biofuel to power dover port

    Renewable Energy Generation Group, owner of biofuel manufacturer REG Bio-Power, has signed a five-year contract to supply the Port of Dover with heat and electricity. REG has constructed a combined heat and power plant at Dover Docks, which will be powered with fuel derived from waste cooking oil. As part of the firm’s first independent ...

  • Energy Generation at Shoreham Port

    energyTEAM hold a number of free energy forums that focus on energy and water related business topics. The video below provides an insight into one of the guest presentations at the 2013 energyTEAM Energy Forums. Peter Davies is the Development Director at Shoreham Port. His background is in planning, development and urban regeneration, having worked at a senior management level for several local ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • New laboratory to improve monitoring of hazardous waste in key West African port

    In a bid to protect the coastal environment of West Africa from hazardous waste, a modern laboratory has been set in Abidjan, Côte d"Ivoire, to improve the port"s waste monitoring standards. The laboratory which was formally handed over to the Côte d"Ivoire"s ministry of environment, is equipped to test for hazardous waste from ships entering the West African port. The laboratory will ...

  • 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 ...

  • New laboratory to safeguard key West African port

    Reprinting material from this website without written consent from Project Syndicate is a violation of international copyright law. To secure permission, please contact distribution@project-syndicate.org The G20 summit in Canada offers an opportunity for a hard, long look at how green investments are assisting recovery in many countries while ...

  • 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 ...

  • International Lining Technology project of the month: Port Angeles landfill

    International Lining Technology’s featured project of the month takes us to Port Angeles landfill in Washington state. In January, a 12-man crew recently completed this project using 40-mil textured, turf and boots. The work site is located on a cliff next to the Pacific Ocean and was surrounded by a lush forest. The Regional Transfer Center includes a recycling center, water treatment ...

  • SITA UK and Forth Ports announce new partnership deal

    SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT subsidiary, SITA UK, and Forth Ports Limited (“Forth Ports”), one of the UK’s largest port groups, have today announced a long-term partnership that will see the creation of a major recycling and resource management hub based at the Port of Tilbury on the River Thames. The partnership is part of a growth strategy for both companies that includes the ...


    By SITA UK

  • Weston to provide construction management services for Port of Long Beach, CA

    Weston Solutions, Inc. (WESTON,,) announced today the award of a $12.4 million contract for Professional Construction Management Services for the Interim/Source Removal Action at Pier A West/Area 2, Port of Long Beach (POLB), CA. WESTON’s Construction Management Scope is just one part of an estimated $80 million remediation project at Pier A under the regulatory oversight of the Los ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • EPA awards job training grant to Saint Paul port authority

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a $300,000 Brownfields Job Training Grant to the Saint Paul Port Authority in Minnesota. EPA Regional Administrator Susan Hedman recognized SPPA’s sustained commitment to urban redevelopment at an event today with Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman at the Beacon Bluff Business Center at 900 Bush Avenue. Beacon Bluff is located on the site of ...

  • Contaminated Sediment Removal to begin at Pier 4 by the Port of Tacoma

    The Port of Tacoma began dredging contaminated sediments in Blair Waterway on September 15 in preparation to expand Pier 4. The Port detected a marine biocide, called tributyltin, while completing a dredging inspection for the site evaluation to expand Pier 4 for larger ships. The Port of Tacoma has agreed to complete the cleanup of the sediments, which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ...

  • US: Oregon port latest addition to Fishing for Energy initiative

    The Oregon port of Astoria is the latest addition to the Fishing for Energy initiative, a national program providing commercial fishermen a cost-free way to recycle old and unusable fishing gear. A partnership between Covanta Energy, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Marine Debris Program and Schnitzer Steel Industries Inc. Fishing for ...


  • Port of Long Beach faces federal lawsuit over empty promises of `greener` operations

    Frustrated with empty promises to clean up port operations while toxic pollution steadily increases and massive expansion projects proceed, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Coalition For A Safe Environment (CFASE) announced plans to file a lawsuit under federal law against the Port of Long Beach. In a letter delivered to the port today, the two environmental groups give port ...

  • ICLEI USA Congratulates The Port of San Diego on the Launch of Its green business challenge

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                  Media Contacts: Marguerite Elicone/Port of San Diego                 ...


  • Tetra Tech Awarded Feasibility Study for Environmental Remediation Project at Cameco’s Port Hope Conversion Facility

    Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK) announced today that it has been awarded a contract to complete the feasibility study for a major remediation project in Port Hope, Ontario, Canada. The remediation effort is a cornerstone of the “Vision in Motion” project being conducted by Cameco Corporation, one of the world’s largest uranium producers. Following the ...


    By Tetra Tech

  • Enviance Helps Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to Manage and Reduce Environmental Risk

    Enviance, Inc., a global provider of Environmental ERP solutions that measure, manage, report and reduce environmental and regulatory risks, announced today that the Port Authority of New York and New ...


    By Enviance, Inc.

  • Waste crisis erupts in Naples

    Police have withdrawn from the entrance of a defunct waste dump that officials say will be reopened to take garbage that has piled up by the ton in the streets of Naples. Although residents of the southern port city are upset by the piles of trash, they have also blocked plans to reopen the dump in the Pianura neighborhood of Naples. About 500 demonstrators clashed with police at the the ...

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