Environmental

New Binding Law of The Sea Agreement Advanced

  WOC Sustainable Ocean Summit (Singapore, 9-11 November 2015) Will Enable Industry to Organize its Input to this Major New Ocean Treaty Development The U.N.

Oceans Can’t Take Any more: Researchers Fear Fundamental Change

  Our oceans need an immediate and substantial reduction of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. If that doesn’t happen, we could see far-reaching and largely

Ocean Safety, Richard Irvin Marine Safety Merger

  Ocean Safety has today announced the merger with Richard Irvin Energy Solutions Marine Safety Division and their Aberdeen branch.   This merger follows the

HK:Prevention of Ship Garbage Pollution

  The Hong Kong SAR Marine Department has advised that on 1 July the existing Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Pollution by Garbage) Regulation (Cap 413J) was replaced by a new Regulation,

Port Gothenburg Offering LNG

 Ships running on liquefied natural gas (LNG) are going to be able to bunker at the Port of Gothenburg, as new regulations for LNG bunkering have been introduced

New Monitoring Network for Scottish Ports

Historically, ferry masters operating off the west coast of Scotland would have to sail to a port and on arrival visually assess the weather and tide conditions

BP Reaches $18.7b Settlement Over 2010 Spill

BP Plc will pay up to $18.7 billion in penalties to the U.S. government and five states to resolve nearly all claims from its deadly Gulf of Mexico oil spill five

BMT Awarded Port Geographe Coastal Engineering Contract

BMT JFA Consultants (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group,  has been awarded a contract by the Western Australian Department of Transport (DoT) to provide services as

Thousands Evacuated After Freight Train Derails, Catches Fire

A freight train carrying flammable and toxic gas derailed and caught fire in Blount County, Tennessee, on Thursday, prompting the evacuation of more than 5,000 people,

BP Settles 2010 U.S. Oil Spill Claims for $18.7 bln

BP Plc  has reached a comprehensive $18.7 billion settlement with the U.S. government and five states, a landmark deal that effectively ends years of litigation

New Portable Gas Detectors Calibrator

The risk of asphyxiation and death is still a cause for concern for ship crew members working in confined and enclosed spaces on board vessels due to the build-up of hazardous and toxic gases.

NOAA Seeks Applicants for Hydrographic Panel

NOAA is soliciting applications for membership on the Hydrographic Services Review Panel, a federal advisory committee that advises the NOAA administrator on the agency’s hydrographic programs,

BP to Settle GoM Spill Claims - Bloomberg

BP Plc has reached an agreement with the United States and affected state governments to settle damages claim from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010, Bloomberg reported.

California Zero Emissions Push Could Edge Out Natural Gas

Fifteen years ago, California led the way to cleaner transit buses with strict tailpipe emissions standards that effectively ushered out diesel as the primary fuel

Statoil, Lithuania Developing Baltic LNG Business

Norway's Statoil and Lithuania's Lietuvos Energija plan to join forces to develop a small-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply operation, competing with Finnish gas utility Gasum.

Germany Finally Seals Coal Compromise

Planned levy on coal plants dropped; utilities to be compensated for reserve power. Germany has abandoned plans for a levy on coal-fired power plants but will

California Okays Ship Emissions Capturing System

 Clean Air Engineering-Maritime (CAEM)'s emissions treatment system for ocean-going vessels has been approved by the California Air Resources Board, giving operators

Hapag-Lloyd's New Noses Lower Emissions

Hamburg based shipping company Hapag-Lloyd plans for 24 of the largest containerships in its fleet to get new bulbous bows by 2016, with some of the vessels also

Charleston Harbor Deepening Gets US Funding

Charleston Harbor deepening project earns key federal funding for preconstruction engineering and design; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers allocates $1.303 million

The Hour of Power: Hybrid Marine Technology and Green Ports

In 2015 two significant developments are going to make many operators, owners and builders of professional vessels consider hybrid marine power. Firstly the new emissions laws in ports,

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