GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

5 Apr 2017
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GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

5 Apr 2017
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    Latin America’s maritime technology centre hosted in UMIP

    The International Maritime Organization has announced that International Maritime University of Panama has been selected to host the regional Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre for the Latin America region, under a project, funded by the EU and implemented by IMO, aiming to mitigate the harmful effects of climate change. ...

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    Oil spill response weaknesses reported in Arctic

    WWF-Canada reported that major weaknesses in response preparedness mean remote Arctic communities face an almost certain environmental catastrophe in the event of an Arctic shipping oil spill. Heavy fuel oil is the standard marine fuel for large ships and also one of the world’s most polluting fuels, and the most difficult to clean up. ...

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    EU one step closer to the 2010 HNS Convention entry into force

    European shipowners have welcomed the European Parliament’s adoption of the Recommendations on the 2010 Protocol to the International Convention on Liability and Compensation for Damage in Connection with the Carriage of Hazardous and Noxious Substances by Sea 1996 in its Plenary-session this week. ...

  • GREEN4SEA Conference addressed challenges and opportunities for sustainable shipping

    On April 5th, twenty-four global experts discussed the environmental regulatory developments concerning the shipping industry, especially regarding the 0.5% Global Sulphur Cap, shipping emissions MRV and BWMC implementation at the 2017 GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards. ...

  • The winners of 2017 GREEN4SEA Awards announced

    The 2017 GREEN4SEA Awards were presented at a prestigious ceremony which took place one night before the 2017 GREEN4SEA Conference, on April 4th at the Yacht Club of Greece. ...

Latest News


Carnival reveals its modern terminal in Barcelona

Carnival Corporation released artist renderings of its second cruise terminal at the Port of Barcelona, which will be Europe's newest passenger cruise terminal when it opens, in 2018. The terminal is designed to accommodate the company's "next-generation" green cruise ships, that will be fully operated by LNG, the world's cleanest burning fossil fuel.

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Singapore launches first standard for LNG bunkering

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, SPRING Singapore and the Standards Development Organisation @ Singapore Chemical Industry Council launched the first Singapore Technical Reference 56 for LNG Bunkering, which offers sustainable technical framework for conducting LNG bunkering operations.

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Shore-to-Ship power applications

Roberto Bernacchi, Shore-to-ship power & Smart Ports Global Product Manager, ABB, gave a presentation regarding the “Shore-to-Ship power applications”. As he explained, commercial ports are complex systems where goods and passenger traffic must be managed efficiently and in a sustainable way: all ports stakeholders shall cooperate to achieve the lowest environmental impact.

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Inventory of Hazardous Materials: Current status & best practice

Henning Gramann, Chairman, IHMA, talked about the “Inventory of Hazardous Materials: Current status & best practice”. Mr. Gramann noted that the new legal requirements for Recycling of Ships have become a pressing issue for all ships, no matter if brand new or very old. A key requirement all for EU-registered and all EU-visiting ships above 500GT is to have a certified Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) onboard until end of 2020.

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Focusing on biofouling and AFS Convention

IMO announced that conducted a national workshop in Antananarivo, Madagascar, on 25-27 April, focusing on biofouling and, specifically, raising awareness of the issues and developed capacity for the ratification and implementation of the anti-fouling Systems Convention and the implementation of the Biofouling Guidelines.

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Improving environmental footprint is an ongoing process

Mr. Poul Woodall, Director Environment & Sustainability, DFDS, explains what the GREEN4SEA Clean Shipping Award means for his company. DFDS was the winner of the award this year for its focus on green shipping by investing in many initiatives. Mr. Woodall highlights that companies should never put on hold efforts for reducing their environmental impact.

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Hybrid ship propeller revealed

The Port of Rotterdam’s Additive Manufacturing Fieldlab (RAMLAB) and Autodesk have created a ship propeller made using a hybrid manufacturing process, combining wire and arc additive manufacturing, using industrial robotic arms and subtractive machining and grinding techniques.

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Aida Cruises acquires second LNG-powered cruise ship

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries announced that delivered AIDAperla, the second of two large cruise ships built for AIDA Cruises, part of Carnival, at MHI's Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works. The ship is equipped with a technology that enhances fuel efficiency and saves on energy consumption.

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Arctic ice melting to cause trillion-dollar damage

According to a new study, if the warming of the Arctic continues at the same pace, the ice melt could cost the world trillions of dollars by 2100, along with profound impacts on human health and safety. It is estimated that the cumulative cost of the changes unfolding in the Arctic could range from $7 trillion to $90 trillion.

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Keppel to provide services to first TLW Platform in Vietnam

Keppel FloaTEC LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine, has secured a contract from PTSC Mechanical & Construction, to provide engineering, technology and construction management support services for the Repsol Ca Rong Do Tension Leg Wellhead Platform to be built in Vietnam.

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