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  • 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 ...

  • Scrapping ships - is the EU dumping toxic waste?

    Hundreds of rusting old ships registered in the European Union end up being dismantled on beaches on the Indian sub-continent - with Bangladesh being a key destination. There, workers brave oil, asbestos, chemicals and heavy metals as they dismantle the ships by hand. A report to be debated by MEPs Tuesday night in Strasbourg will call for EU-registered ships to be pre-cleaned of hazardous waste ...


    By European Parliament

  • Green Paper on safer ship dismantling

    The EC initiated work to develop an EU-wide strategy on ship dismantling in April 2006. Worldwide, between 200 and 600 large merchant vessels are taken apart for their valuable scrap metal annually, and this figure is set to rise in the next few years as single-hull oil tankers ...


  • Brussels - Solutions for the responsible recycling of ships

    Untitled Document Stavros Dimas, member of the European Commission, Responsible for Environment said: “The dismantling or recycling of ships is a pressing environmental, economic and ...


  • EPA strengthens transboundary hazardous waste shipment regulations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is strengthening the regulations that govern the shipping of hazardous waste for recycling between the United States and other countries. The new measures are meant to increase the level of regulatory oversight, provide stricter controls, and greater transparency. The final rule announced today aligns EPA’s hazardous waste import/export/transit shipment ...

  • Statement by Environment Commissioner Potočnik on the outcome of the trilogue on the Ship Recycling Regulation

    "I welcome the outcome of the trilogue on the new Ship Recycling Regulation, which marks a major step towards more sustainable recycling of ships around the world. The new legislation will make it possible to legally recycle EU ships outside the OECD, but only in facilities that meet minimum environmentally requirements. Ship owners will be able to choose such facilities from an EU list at a ...

  • EPA strengthens transboundary hazardous waste shipment regulations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is strengthening the regulations that govern the shipping of hazardous waste for recycling between the United States and other countries. The new measures are meant to increase the level of regulatory oversight, provide stricter controls, and greater transparency. The final rule announced today aligns EPA’s hazardous waste import/export/transit ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • New EPA report reviews cruise ship discharges

    A final national report on cruise ship discharges will help EPA determine whether the existing State of Alaska discharge standards for sewage and graywater from cruise ships operating in Alaskan waters are adequate, or if more stringent standards are needed.  The Cruise Ship Discharge Assessment Report reviewed five waste streams from cruise ships: sewage, graywater, oily bilge water, solid ...

  • 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

  • Cruise ship pollution bill introduced in California

    Every cruise ship transiting California waters would carry an ocean ranger aboard to oversee wastewater discharge practices and the maintenance and operation of pollution control equipment if a bill introduced in the state Senate Friday becomes law. Senator Joe Simitian, a Democrat, introduced the bill to protect California waters from cruise ship pollution, protect cruise ship passengers from ...

  • MEPs throw ship NOx monitoring overboard

    MEPs voted Wednesday April 16,2014 to reject a proposal to monitor nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions from shipping, which is set to overtake all land-based sources by 2020. Transport & Environment says EU governments must not waste this unique opportunity to monitor two of the most harmful air pollutants, NOx and sulphur (SOx), as part of the monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) of ...

  • Daimer Ships Pressure Washer for Cleaning Commercial Bakeries

    Daimer Industries, Inc.®, the world's leading American supplier of steam vacuum cleaners, including professional car wash equipment, gas pressure washer systems, and more types of power-enhanced, sophisticated products, has recently added the Vapor-Flo® 8675 to its large line of pressure washing machines. This all-electric commercial pressure washer achieves pressure levels of 1880 psi ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • EPA proposes changes to transboundary hazardous waste shipment regulations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing revisions to certain regulatory requirements for hazardous waste shipments between countries to ensure that recovery is done in an environmentally sound and economically efficient manner. These changes would make the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act’s (RCRA) hazardous waste transboundary shipment regulations more consistent with those of ...

  • Chicopee Company Pays Fine and Ships over 40,000 lbs of Hazardous Waste, Protecting Human Health and the Environment

    A paint manufacturer in Chicopee, Mass. has agreed to pay a penalty of $153,917 to resolve claims by the US Environmental Protection Agency that it violated federal hazardous waste laws. In an agreement signed recently with EPA’s New England office, C & C Ventures, also known as Randolph Products, agreed to pay the penalty and to comply with the federal Resource Conservation and ...

  • EPA seeks public input on draft cruise ship discharge report

    EPA is seeking public comment on the Draft Cruise Ship Discharge Assessment Report that will be used to help the agency develop the final report and identify a range of alternatives for addressing waste streams from cruise ships. The draft report assesses five waste streams from cruise ships:  sewage, graywater, oily bilge water, solid waste and hazardous waste. For each waste stream, the ...

  • Parliament backs plans to halt reckless scrapping of old ships

    "I want to stress that this is not an attack against India, Bangladesh or Pakistan - the countries that currently practice beaching - but against the dangerous and highly polluting practice of beaching itself, said Carl Schlyter (Greens/EFA, SE), who steered the legislation through Parliament. "This regulation incentivizes these countries to make the necessary investments in proper ship recycling ...


    By European Parliament

  • Daimer Ships Vapor Steam Cleaner Vacuum For House Cleaners

    Daimer Industries, Inc.®, the world's most popular American supplier and brand of industrial-level cleaning systems for hundreds of applications globally, including such technologies as floor cleaning machines, high flow steam cleaner machines, industrial car wash machines, multi-use car detailing systems, and other innovative cleaning systems, has rolled ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • ZBB Energy Corporation Ships ZBB EnerSystem(TM) to U.S. Navy Microgrid Project

    ZBB Energy Corporation (NYSE MKT: ZBB), a leading developer of intelligent, renewable energy power platforms, announced today it has shipped an order from the U.S. Navy Fleet and Industrial Supply Center, San Diego (FISCSD). ZBB has provided a 1000kWh / 500kW-rated energy storage system for use in a microgrid application at the San Nicolas Island Naval Facility, located in the Catalina Island ...


    By Marketwire

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