Environmental

Shipping Industry Clean Up its Act

 Shipping impacts the world in many positive ways by enabling trade around the world, But despite all the positive impacts, you also have negative impacts, especially environmental impacts,

New York Orders Probe after Radioactive Leak at Reactor

 A nuclear power plant north of New York City has leaked water contaminated with radioactive tritium into the groundwater below the facility, sparking an investigation by state officials,

U.S. Ethanol Futures Soar on Hopes of Brazil Demand

U.S. ethanol prices <0#1ZE:> jumped to December highs on Friday, bolstered by hopes export demand, particularly to Brazil, will help draw down near-record stockpiles of the gasoline additive.

New Jersey Sues VW over Excess Diesel Emissions

New Jersey on Friday filed a lawsuit against Volkswagen AG and its luxury units over the German automaker's excess diesel emissions, becoming the fourth U.S. state to take legal action.

U.S., India in Talks to Settle Solar Power Trade Dispute

The United States and India are in talks that could settle a long-running solar power trade dispute, delaying the announcement of a ruling by the World Trade Organization,

Siemens UK & Ireland partners with EFC group

Siemens UK & Ireland has formed a strategic partnership with oil and gas control system specialist, EFC Group, in a collaboration which promises to deliver innovative,

Sardines Boost Murmansk Port Turnover

In January 2016 turnover of the Murmansk Marine Fishing Port reached 22 thousand tons of cargo, including 15 thousand tons of fish. This is higher than last year,

Award for “Atlantic Canyons” Study Team

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are pleased to announce

VPS Raises Concerns Over Revised Rules for Fuels

Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) expressed reservations about some of the proposed revisions to the international ISO 8217 specifications of marine fuels. Areas

China to Enforce Low Sulphur ECA in Yangtze River Delta

Vessels calling ports in China’s Yangtze River Delta, including Shanghai, will be required to burn low sulphur fuel while at berth from April 1 this year.   China’s

USCG Issues Zika Virus Precautions

Recently, the World Health Organization designated the Zika virus as a global public health emergency. This has prompted questions from the maritime industry regarding

Honda Marine, BRIG USA Ink OEM Deal

Honda Marine, a division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and marketer of a complete range of outboard marine 4-stroke engines, announced today a new OEM agreement with BRIG USA.

Shipbreaking Practices in 2015 Reveal Appalling Record -Report

Ignoring industry leaders and human rights and environmental organizations, ship owners continue to profit from dangerous and dirty shipbreaking practices on South Asian beaches in 2015,

Dumpers 2015 - Examples of Particularly Bad Practices

 The worst dumper prize goes to IDAN OFER, son of shipping magnate Sammy Ofer. Idan Ofer owns QUANTUM PACIFIC GROUP and has a controlling stake in Israel’s largest publicly traded company,

Shipping Traffic Noise Severely Affects Whale Populations

 Underwater sound pollution disrupts the communication methods of killer whales and could harm their ability to locate salmon, researchers have found.   Increasing

Briggs Marine Orders Damen Multi Cat 2712

Briggs Marine and Environmental Services, the Fife, Scotland-based leading supplier of offshore services, has ordered a Damen Multi Cat 2712.   One of the largest

Gazprom: No Need for Europe Price War

A top official at Russian gas giant Gazprom played down the prospect of deliberate price cuts in the face of an expected influx of alternative fuels on Thursday.

Eskom Wants 2 bln Tonnes of "affordable coal"

South African power utility Eskom will over the next decade source an average of 22 million tonnes a year of coal from new supply agreements as it seeks to have 2 billion tonnes in stock by 2051,

APM Terminals Mumbai Introduces Solar Power

On February 1st APM Terminals Senior Vice President Peder Sondergaard officially inaugurated a new solar power initiative at APM Terminals Mumbai, the busiest container

Maritime India Summit Road Show Kick Starts

Kolkata, 3rd Feb, 2016: Industry leaders, corporate heads, policy makers and senior executives took part in the very first road show which served as a run up to the Maritime India Summit’16.

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