Environment and Sustainability

Shipping counts the cost of environmental legislation

The chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has this week claimed that the cost to shipping of impending legislation to protect the environment could cost the industry as much as half a trillion US dollars between 2015 and 2025.

SIGTTO launches latest initiative to promote efficient LNG bunkering

The Society of International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators (SIGTTO) has announced that it has established the Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF) – a non-governmental organisation (NGO) to help enhance the safety and best practices in the use of LNG as a marine fuel.

Long Beach adopts new energy policy

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners has this week unanimously approved a new energy policy in a bid to secure a more sustainable and resilient supply of power as demand continues to grow at the Californian port.

Savannah dredging clears final environmental hurdle

The Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) moved a step closer this week following the decision of the South Carolina Savannah River Maritime Commission to approve the settlement of a lawsuit it, along with three environmental, had issued in opposition of the project.

Green Marine Initiative builds momentum

Squamish Terminals (SQT), a British Columbia deep-water, break-bulk terminal, is the latest to participant in the Green Marine initiative, the largest voluntary environmental program for the maritime industry.

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