GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

5 Apr 2017
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GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

5 Apr 2017
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Sustainability

Achieving sustainability towards ocean protection

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On the occasion of UN Ocean Conference, ICS issued a report, focusing on the multi-faced commitments of the shipping industry for the implementation of a sustainable strategy towards the ocean. ICS believes that unless the shipping industry is commercially viable, it will not be able to deliver the investments in environmental and social improvements.

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Sustainable Blue Growth Agenda for Baltic Sea launched

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The European Commission issued a report regarding the strategy dialogue initiated by EU for a sustainable blue growth agenda for the Baltic Sea region. The report presents a vision for 2030, focusing, among others, on shipping, that sees digitalisation and green practices to have transformed the whole sector across the entire value chain.

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EU ports get PERS certification

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ESPO announced that it has awarded with PERS certification the Port of Barcelona (Spain), Port Authority of Melilla (Spain), Niedersachsen Ports Emden (Germany), Shannon Foynes Ports Company (Ireland) and Shoreham Port Authority (UK). The number of ports under the EcoPorts network certified with the PERS standard has risen to 28 members.

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WOC urges for collaboration in Ocean Sustainable Development

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World Ocean Council CEO Paul Holthus was invited to speak to the U.N. General Assembly on the occasion of the U.N. Ocean Conference, in recognition of the WOC role in ocean sustainable development. Mr Holthus emphasized the importance of business leadership and collaboration in addressing the challenges of ocean sustainability, science and stewardship, noting that “Every day is World Ocean Day at the World Ocean Council”.

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New project sees beer transport using biofuel

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Heineken, Nedcargo and GoodFuels announced the launch of a joint pilot initiative, aiming to demonstrate the advantages of operating inland transport barges, using sustainable drop-in marine fuel. Under the project, the 104 TEU inland barge ‘For Ever’ will transport Heineken beer from Zoeterwoude to Rotterdam, fueled with 30% biofuel.

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Guidance to mitigate lost fishing gear launched

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On the occasion of the World Ocean Day, on June 8th, the Global Ghost Gear Initiative issued the second part of its study, entitled "Best Practices Framework for the Management of Fishing Gear", providing practical guidance to decrease the abundance and effects of ghost gear within the shipping industry.

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New battery solution launched for offshore wind farm

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DONG Energy announced plans to offer frequency response from its existing Burbo Bank Offshore Wind Farm, using a combination of wind power and battery. The addition of the 2MW battery system is expected to enhance the capability of the wind farm. It will be the first time an offshore wind farm is integrated with a battery system to deliver frequency response to the grid.

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