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Tag: green practices

New WWF guide helps ships avoid vulnerable Arctic species

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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.

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Finnlines to lengthen its vessels for energy efficiency

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Finnlines has planned the lengthening of four of its “Breeze series” vessels, with an option of two additional vessels from September 2017, in an effort to enhance energy efficiency and further reduce ship emissions. The company said that this move will also increase its vessel capacity around 1,000 lane meters and requires a EUR 70 million investment.

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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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New solution launched for in-water cleaning of ships in port

The ECOsubsea solution is a remotely operated vehicle which removes the need for divers and uses a newly-developed high pressure water cleaning principle called ‘soft jets’ to clean of marine fouling from vessels, which is gentler on the hull than alternative cleaning methods. This solution supports the UN SDG for clean energy, climate action, life below water and sustainability.

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Sustainable policies of EU ports

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Sotiris Raptis, ESPO, refers to the sustainable policies of EU ports and says that EcoPorts has become the main environmental initiative of the European port sector to address current environmental challenges. It has provided a system developed by ports for ports, specifically designed to put ESPO’s policies into practice by encouraging the free exchange of experience on environmental issues among its members.

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Indian major ports high ranked in cleanliness

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The twelve major ports of India, under the Ministry of Shipping, have been ranked on sanitation parameters, based on the efforts undertaken by them to counter waste generating sources. The ‘Swachhta Pakhwada’ campaign brought the focus on the setting up of ‘Green Ports’ for sustainable, environment friendly, long term development of ports.

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Interview with Edmund Hughes, IMO

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Dr. Edmund Hughes, Head of Air Pollution and Energy Efficiency, Marine Environment Division of International Maritime Organization (IMO), talks about IMO’s efforts to combat GHG emissions from shipping, highlighting that industry needs to continue to support the Organization in formulating global regulations towards a more sustainable future.

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Panama Canal sets the direction to green shipping

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In an exclusive interview with GREEN4SEA, Mr. Alexis Rodriguez, Panama Canal’s Environmental Protection Specialist, talks about Canal's Green Route strategy which consists of many initiatives encouraging operators to enhance environmental performance in the industry. Mr Rodriguez says that with the implementation of these green practices, the Panama Canal expects a 20% reduction in CO2 emissions and reveals further projects on the pipeline which will additionally contribute to sustainability and energy efficiency.

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