GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

5 Apr 2017
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GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

5 Apr 2017
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  • spill

    New study finds sub-zero waters as barrier to oil spill clean up

    Sub-zero temperatures in the deep waters of the North Atlantic would significantly hamper the ability of oil-eating bacteria to help the ocean recover from a major oil spill, according to a new paper issued by University of Aberdeen. ...

  • tug

    Europe’s first dual fuel tug officially delivered

    Astilleros Gondan announced that it delivered DUX, the first dual fuel tug ever built in Europe, to the Norwegian company Østensjø Rederi A/S, after completing its sea trials program successfully. The escort tug will provide tug services to Norwegian energy company Statoil, at the far-north terminal located at Melkøya, under severe weather conditions. ...

  • sulphur

    Denmark gets stricter with sulphur limit violations

    The Danish Environmental Protection Agency said that has come down hard on sulphur polluters at sea. The first fines have now been imposed on two shipping companies, who have been using non compliant fuel causing illegal air pollution. In order to strengthen supervision of the sulphur regulations even more, in the last six months of 2017 the EPA will commence mobile monitoring of ships’ sulphur emissions in Danish waters. ...

  • mammals

    New WWF guide helps ships avoid vulnerable Arctic species

    A new WWF-Canada guide, aiming to help mariners in the Hudson Strait to identify and avoid marine mammals, is being unveiled at a Canadian Coast Guard and Transport Canada meeting in Montreal. The Hudson Strait Mariner’s Guide is made up of two large posters to be hung on the ship’s bridge: a chart that will help mariners identify mammals and maps of marine mammal habitat in both summer and winter. ...

  • co2

    IBIA: Industry’s CO2 proposal to IMO may be good compromise

    IBIA issued a statement regarding the continuous pressure that is growing on the IMO, to deliver specific commitments to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, with proposals set by the ICS and other shipping organisations. ...


Latest News

LNG bunkering is a safe operation

Vincent Lagarrigue, Trelleborg, suggests technology for ensuring the safe operation of LNG bunkering and highlights how important is to use LNG as a marine fuel in a easy, reliable and above all safe way. Mr. Lagarrigue also recommends further implementation of LNG bunkering operations offshore for efficient time management and less congestion at ports.

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stern

How to sculpt an asymmetric stern

DNV GL announced that innovative computer technology and modelling techniques are helping revive the old idea of twisting the stern section of the hull, to optimize flow and save fuel. As high-fidelity computational fluid dynamics provides the toolset for designing complex shapes efficiently, the company developed a formal parametric optimization procedure, to make the design optimization more efficient.

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mrv

Korean Register authorized as verification body for EU MRV

Korean Register announced that it is now authorized by Germany’s National Accreditation Body to act as a verification body for EU MRV. The regulation requires shipping companies to submit their monitoring plan, including the ships’ monitoring and reporting procedures, to the accredited verifier - which could be KR - by 31 August 2017.

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acidification

Video explains what ocean acidification means

Pew launched a video, in cooperation with cartoonist Jim Toomey, explaining the"ocean acidification", a chemical change, which is under way in oceans. The phenomenon results from the ocean absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, therefore becoming more acidic and eroding the shells of marine life, which are vital to the food web.

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bin

First floating rubbish bin installed in Helsinki waters

On 9 May, the first Seabin marine rubbish bin in all of Northern Europe was launched and placed in test use in Uunisaari, off the coast of the Kaivopuisto district of Helsinki, Wartsila announced. The test was realized under Seabin Project. Another floating rubbish bin will be installed in Helsinki at the turn of June.

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ice

New report highlights impacts of ice melting

A new report issued by the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme, warns that even if the world manages to keep global warming below the targeted 2°C threshold, some of the Arctic shifts, resulting from climate change, could be permanent. By 2030, the Arctic Ocean may be ice-free, pushing seas to more extreme heights.

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Stena Line: Sustainability focus ‘pays off’

Stena Line suggests industry stakeholders to draw their attention to a strategy focusing on sustainability and environmental improvements. Company’s key data revealed that fuel consumption and emission levels to the air and sea have both decreased, therefore sustainable practices eventually pay off.

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