port waste operator 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.

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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                 ...


  • 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.

  • Tips for `waste to energy` 2008

    On Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 December 2008 about 2,000 participants from all over the world will meet at “waste to energy” – the Exhibition and Conference for Energy from Waste and Biomass – to obtain information, compare notes, and partake in discussion. The leading European forum for energy from waste and biomass boasts 65 lectures and workshops plus 132 exhibitors with their products and ...


    By Freesen & Partner GmbH

  • Laboratory to improve hazardous waste monitoring

    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 ...

  • Five percent of world’s gas is wasted

    General Electric, the largest US industrial group, is launching a campaign to cut gas flaring, the wasteful and polluting practice of burning off gas released during oil production. A new report jsut released by GE ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Mafia waste dumps spread to Tuscany

    As Naples is gripped by fears of a Mafia-tainted food chain, Italy's top organized crime-fighter has some more worrisome news: The Camorra syndicate's mobsters have expanded their multibillion-euro toxic-waste disposal racket to the holiday paradise Tuscany and beyond Italian borders to eastern Europe. Franco Roberti, the national anti-Mafia prosecutor, told The Associated Press that ...


    By Associated Press

  • Thermal Desorption opens at Waste Recovery Park

    Augean plc was granted authorisation to build and operate an innovative waste recovery park for the treatment of hazardous wastes, located on land adjacent to its existing landfill site at Port Clarence, Teesside. The 12.7 hectare site will provide an integrated waste management facility that uses several complementary treatment processes to recover more waste for reuse and recycling, providing ...


    By Augean PLC

  • Commission fights back against illegal waste shipments

    The European Commission took action July 11 to tackle illegal waste shipments that are causing damage to human health and the environment. The Commission proposed stronger legislation on national inspections of waste shipments to ensure that all Member States have similar levels of control. Around 25 % of waste shipments sent from the EU to developing countries in Africa and Asia are thought to ...

  • UN warns toxic waste still a threat

    Two years after an illegal toxic dumping operation in the Ivorian capital Abidjan created a widespread medical emergency and political scandal, UN contamination expert Okechukwu Ibeanu warns the clean-up effort has stalled. “The sites have still not been decontaminated and continue to pose a threat to the health of thousands of people,” Ibeanu, the UN Special Rapporteur on the adverse effects of ...


    By IRIN

  • 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 ...

  • Eco Waste Solutions Awarded Major Project in Venezuela - February 2007

    BURLINGTON, ONTARIO - Eco Waste Solutions announced today the sale of 6 Eco Waste Oxidizers to SASA (Servicio Autonomo de Sanidad Agropecuria) of Venezuela, the Ministry responsible for Agriculture in the country. These advanced clean burning systems will be used for the destruction of deceased animals and port waste. The systems will play an important role in safeguarding Venezuela’s livestock ...


    By Eco Waste Solutions

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