INTERTANKO Launches 'Environmental Challenge'

Wednesday, November 13, 2002
In Hong Kong on November 6, INTERTANKO's Environmental Committee Chairman, Doctor Paolo d'Amico, announced the launch of the INTERTANKO Environmental Challenge. Speaking to the delegates at the ITOPF/OCIMF/INTERTANKO seminar, Doctor d'Amico explained that this was aimed at "enhancing shipping's role in environmental protection", stating that 'there was seemingly slow progress in developing a solution for the major marine environmental problems and that the Challenge was the development of a solution to these major environmental concerns facing the tanker world." A number of major issues and concerns that continue to face the tanker industry, and which are high on the agenda of national governments, environmental organisations, the public at large and the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), have been identified by the INTERTANKO Environmental Committee. The aim is to promote and then reward through extensive worldwide publicity, cost-effective, practical solutions to the identified issues and concerns that represent significant breakthroughs. On the matter of harmful aquatic organisms in ballast water INTERTANKO is seeking the development of a reliable, cost effective, safe and environmentally sound method for preventing the transfer of these organisms around the globe by ships. INTERTANKO's second Challenge aims for a simple and reliable method for identifying the source of illegal oil discharges from all types of ship, prevention of accidental spills of oil and hazardous materials, and the reduction of outflow after accidents. For air emissions from ships, INTERTANKO is seeking operational solutions, which will provide the shipping industry with the vital tools to meet the growing demand for lower emissions with a continued demand for trade. Doctor d'Amico explained further that 'the solutions are invited from individuals, companies and academic institutions, and might include technological developments, improved procedures or new facilities - the ultimate goal being to benefit both the marine environmental and the tanker industry.'
Maritime Reporter February 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Navy

6 NATO Ships Begin Joint Black Sea Exercise

Six NATO warships, including Turkish, Bulgarian and Romanian vessels, have arrived to the Black Sea to start joint training exercises.    NATO ships assigned

Fire Aboard US Navy Ship

A fire broke out aboard a U.S. Navy amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) at approximately 2 p.m. yesterday while the ship was undergoing maintenance

Ten Migrants Die in Mediterranean, a Thousand Rescued

At least 10 North African migrants died when their rubber boat overturned in the southern Mediterranean while almost a thousand more from a total of seven vessels

Environmental

Arctic on Thin Ice

Arctic sea ice - the ice that freezes and floats on Arctic waters - is thinning at a steadier and faster rate than researchers previously thought, a new study finds.

Cargo Vessel Grounded on Scottish Coast Towed Today

The towing of the DFDS cargo vessel Lysblink Seaways began today at 1:00pm local time, the UK's Maritime Coast Guard Agency announced.   The vessel ran aground

Harbor Police Rescues Stranded Sea Lion

Sea lions are a common sight in San Diego Bay, but a sea lion wandering a busy roadway and then ending up in the back of a patrol car is slightly rarer.   The

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Naval Architecture Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Repair Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1723 sec (6 req/sec)