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The 2nd Ballast Water Management Summit

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Britain to Ban Fracking in National Parks

Britain said on Monday it would ban fracking in national parks, reversing a policy announced last year, in a concession to the opposition Labour Party which had

KR Launches Software to Aid ECA Compliance

The Korean Register (KR) has launched an in-house developed software program to assist vessels with fuel oil change over when complying with the new low sulphur regulations.

Study Examines Impacts of Inland Waterway Investment

The National Waterways Foundation (NWF) has commissioned and released a two-year study to examine the U.S. inland waterways’ national economic return on investment

Marlins Marina Move Makes More of Confined Space

Marlin Environmental Services Ltd, marine and industrial specialist contractors announce commissioning of its new Confined Space and Confined Space Refresher training

Winter Storm Closes New York/New Jersey Terminals

All marine terminals at the Port of New York and New Jersey are expected to close around 3: 30 p.m. today and remain closed all day tomorrow as a severe winter

Power Jacks to Unveil Suite of Subsea Precision Tools

Power Jacks is set to launch a suite of subsea electro-mechanical actuators and gearboxes for the oil and gas industry. Power Jacks’ integrated U-Series range

Videotel Launches Energy Management Training

Videotel has developed a training course designed to guide maritime personnel in addressing one of the industry’s most important issues: energy management. Experts

Norfolk Southern Hurt by Declining Coal Volume

Norfolk Southern Corp, the No. 4 U.S. railroad, on Monday reported slightly lower fourth-quarter profit due partly to a 15 percent drop in coal revenue. The Norfolk,

Boost for Offshore Wind Energy

As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to create American jobs, develop domestic clean energy resources and cut carbon pollution, Secretary of the Interior

Gypsy Moth Clause Takes Balanced Approach to Risk

  A new BIMCO clause provides a simple, practical and commercial solution focusing on the basic obligations and responsibilities of owners and charterers when dealing with the Asian Gypsy Moth (AGM).

Maersk Line Gets new AEO number

  Maersk Line has been re-certified as an Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) with the AEO-F, the highest achievable accreditation in the European Union programme.

UN Mulls Treaty for Maritime Biodiversity

United Nations has agreed to convene an intergovernmental conference aimed at drafting a legally binding treaty to conserve marine life and govern the mostly lawless

Australia Bans Waste Dumping on Barrier Reef

 Australia has ordered a ban on dumping dredge waste on most of the Great Barrier Reef, the environment minister Greg Hunt stated, as part of a push to cease the UN declaring the website in danger.

Bangladesh Aims to be World's 'First Solar Nation

Residents of Islampur, a remote village in the northern Bangladeshi district of Naogaon, were stunned one night last summer when the darkness was suddenly illuminated

India Not Pressurized by US-China Deal

  Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said a climate deal between the United States and China does not put pressure on India, but that global warming itself was reason to take action.

U.S. Refinery Workers' Contract Talks Moving Slowly

  With just a week of bargaining left until the national contract for U.S. refinery workers expires, the United Steelworkers union (USW) said talks with oil company

Petrobras Develops Technology to Cut GHG

  Petrobras develops a new technology that reduces the emission of gases that cause greenhouse A new technology to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases (GHG)

Oil Platform Ablaze in the Gulf of Mexico

Fire broke out on an unmanned oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico approximately five miles south of Port Fourchon, La., the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) reported.

Great Lakes Coal Falls Short in 2014

Despite a nearly 1-million ton increase in coal shipments on the Great Lakes in December, the surge was not enough to enable the trade to outperform 2013, the Lake Carriers’ Association (LCA) said,

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