Industry Sectors - Environment and Sustainability


Aftermath of APL Austria Blaze

 16 Feb 2017     Carriers, Container Handling, Environment and Sustainability, Health and Safety, Oil, Gas and Chemical Handling

Work to salvage the last batch of 32 containers from the fire ravaged APL Austria container ship currently docked at the port of Ngqurha began on yesterday morning (February 15, 2017) after it was forced to dock when a fire started on board, reported the South African Maritime Authority (SAMSA).

IMO Chief’s Postcard From Antarctica

 14 Feb 2017     Environment and Sustainability, Global Issues, Shipping

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim experienced polar conditions first hand during a recent visit to Antarctica (February 8-12, 2017) as shipping in waters surrounding the two poles has increased in recent years.

Hamburg Dredging Illegal?

 09 Feb 2017     Dredging, Environment and Sustainability, Global Issues, Port Focus, Port Planning & Finance, Shipping

A proposed dredging project that would allow the new generation of mega ships to reach the Port of Hamburg has been found to be in breach of court laws

Evergreen Line: Slowing Down Saves Whales

 08 Feb 2017     Carriers, Environment and Sustainability, Global Issues, Port Focus, Shipping

Evergreen Line has received recognition for its voluntary environmental and ecological protection program that has helped increase the whale population in the Santa Barbara Channel region over the July to November 2017 period.

Indian Ports Going Green!

 02 Feb 2017     Environment and Sustainability, Global Issues, Port Focus, Port Planning & Finance

The Indian Ministry of Shipping are taking major leaps towards green efficiency and sustainability by highlighting the benefits of major ports using renewable energies


Watch: IMO World Maritime Day Message

 02 Feb 2017     Environment and Sustainability, Global Issues, Health and Safety, Port Planning & Finance, Security, Surveillance and Detection, Shipping

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has visited the port of Felixstowe to record his annual message for World Maritime Day, which is focusing on the theme of connecting ships, ports and people to highlight the importance of coherent and connected development across all maritime sectors.

Total and CMA CGM Sign Green MoU

 01 Feb 2017     Carriers, Environment and Sustainability, Shipping

Stricter emissions rules for shipping fuel sees the oil and shipping giants team up to reduce their carbon footprint

Canada Muting Underwater Vessel Noise

 31 Jan 2017     Environment and Sustainability, Port Focus, Terminal Focus

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has launched an industry-leading incentive program for marine vessels operating in the Port of Vancouver, aimed at addressing concerns about underwater vessel noise affecting at-risk marine life.

LPG Carrier and Oil Tanker Collide

 30 Jan 2017     Carriers, Environment and Sustainability, Global Issues, Oil, Gas and Chemical Handling, Security, Surveillance and Detection

Indian authorities have launched an investigation into a collision between the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carrier BW Maple, owned by Singapore-based BW LPG, and the oil tanker Dawn Kanchipuram

Mass Gull Death at Port Stumps Scientists

 30 Jan 2017     Environment and Sustainability, Oil, Gas and Chemical Handling, Port Focus

Wildlife biologists have been unable to identify what has been causing a mass of dead and paralyzed sea gulls around the Port of Tacoma in Washington, U.S., this week.