GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

5 Apr 2017
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5 Apr 2017
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Tag: sustainability

MEPC71: Good news for the environment?

Oscar Wezenbeek, Managing Director Marine Coatings at AkzoNobel International Paints, comments on MEPC71 decisions and suggests ways to move on with the decarbonisation strategy.  He talks about the challenges that the coatings industry face, highlighting the importance of practical solutions for sustainability, ahead of regulation. 

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Dutch ferry becomes first in Europe to run on CNG

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PitPoint BV informed that the Texelstroom, a ferry operated by Dutch shipping firm TESO, is the first ferry in Europe to have run on CNG (compressed natural gas), as of last week. By swithing to CNG, the Texelstroom aims to become more sustainable and to reduce its fuel consumption and harmful emissions.

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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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APL notes highest carbon emission reduction in 2016

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Singapore-based container shipping company APL announced its highest recorded fleet carbon dioxide emissions reduction of 48% in 2016, compared to its base level in 2009. Moving forward, APL aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions per container transported by 30% between 2015 and 2025, a target set by the CMA CGM.

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World Ports contribute to UN sustainable development goals

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The International Association of Ports and Harbors' President Santiago Milà informed that World Port Climate Initiative is now extending into a World Port Sustainability Programme, that is expected to identify how the global port sector can contribute to the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, covering biosphere, society and economy. 

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WMU event addresses measures for sustainable oceans

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A cross-specialization symposium focused on Stakeholder Engagement for Maritime and Ocean Governance took place at World Maritime University, from 26 to 30 June. The seminar addressed the interdependency between the maritime and ocean environments and communities, to ensure successful long-term management of fragile ocean ecosystems.

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