GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

5 Apr 2017
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GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

5 Apr 2017
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  • rotterdam

    Port of Rotterdam: Heading towards sustainability

    Port of Rotterdam cited a series of objectives and initiatives to achieve sustainability until 2050. The initiatives are related to Paris Agreement signing, promotion of LNG as a marine fuel, heat alliance, waste recycling, among others. ...

  • ships

    Europe to manufacture ships of the future

    A new European research project seeks to revolutionise the shipbuilding sector by replacing steel with composite materials for the construction of more efficient large length ships, the University of Limerick announced. ...

  • oil

    PTP seeks $7.4 million over oil spill in Malaysian terminal

    Malaysian Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas Sdn Bhd has filed a lawsuit against Rising Star Shipping Sdn and The Shipowners’ Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association (Luxembourg) Singapore Branch, in relation to the oil spill at its premises from 2016. ...

  • london

    Project underway for Thames air quality strategy

    The Port of London Authority is working with the Mayor of London and Transport for London on new research to help it develop an Air Quality Strategy for the tidal Thames. The project involves shore side power, emissions from vessels during trips and an inventory of all emissions from vessels on the river.  ...

  • engines

    First ship with IMO Tier III EIAPP certified engines launched

    The first vessel operating with the IMO Tier III Engine International Air Pollution Prevention certified Wärtsilä diesel engines was launched on July 12, Wärtsilä informed. Wärtsilä’s NOR system enables vessels to be compliant with global NOx emission control area regulations and boosts overall performance of the engine. ...

Latest News


EU funds Scandinavian project to develop green shipping

The European Union provides financial support to NextGen Link project, via the CEF Transport programme. The aim of the project is to upgrade an existing maritime link to cross the Baltic Sea from Finland to Sweden in the Scandinavian-Mediterranean Corridor and to develop green shipping and port interconnections.

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88-tonne fuel tank delivered for Scotland’s first LNG ferry

A major logistical engineering operation took place on the Clyde, on 14th July, when an 88-tonne LNG tank was delivered to Ferguson shipyard, marking a significant milestone in the construction of Scotland’s first LNG ferry. The 147m3 tank is the first to be delivered for two dual fuel ferries being built for Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited.

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Panama Canal reveals new initiatives towards greener shipping

In an exclusive interview with GREEN4SEA, Mr. Alexis Rodriguez, Panama Canal’s Environmental Protection Specialist, discussed the Canal’s efforts to reduce its carbon footprint. After one year of operation, the Expanded Canal contributed to a reduction of more than 17 million tons of CO2, however, this is only the beginning. Mr. Rodriguez said that the Canal has in store various environmental sustainability and renewable energy initiatives which reinforce that the Panama Canal is a unique ‘Green Route’ for the worldwide trade.

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Steel cutting for Color Line’s plug-in hybrid ferry

Ulstein announced a steel cutting ceremony of the plug-in hybrid ferry for Color Line, held on Friday 14th July. Color Line was accepted by the municipality of Sandefjord for a new ferry for the Sandefjord-Strömstad connection, because they were able to present the most environmentally friendly solution.

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Höegh LNG, Nakilat to cooperate on FSRU business

Höegh LNG announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Nakilat, exploring collaboration for Floating Storage and Regasification Unit business.  FSRU is a floating LNG import terminal, enabling countries without LNG terminal infrastructure a better accessibility of clean energy. 

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Bureau Veritas approves Wison’s floating LNG supply barge

Shangai-based Wison Offshore & Marine announced that its newly-developed floating storage regasification and power generation barge has received Approval in Principle from Bureau Veritas. The FSRP will be of shallow draft barge type moored at a jetty, inter coastal or alongside river bank where the environmental condition is benign.

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Canadian study on Arctic cancelled due to climate change

The Science Team of the Canadian Research Icebreaker CCGS Amundsen cancelled the first leg of the 2017 Expedition, due to southward motion of hazardous Arctic sea ice, caused by climate change. The extreme ice conditions in the south would make the ship arrive too late on site to meet research objectives. 

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IMO updates SOPEP/SMPEP List of National Contact Points

IMO informs about the new contact points responsible for the receipt, transmission and processing of urgent reports on incidents involving harmful substances. The list is updated on a quarterly basis and includes a summary indicating which country has submitted changes to its information, since the previous update.

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