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B9 Shipping is accelerating, through collaboration, the development of 100% renewably powered commercially and technically viable sailing hybrid cargo ships. They are commercially viable today and future proofed for a 30 year lifespan. The concept design for the B9 Ship B9 Shipping is part of the B9 Energy group of companies, a UK based business, founded by David Surplus, which has been pioneering renewable energy solutions for more than 20 years. B9 Shipping
House of Commons - Sulphur emissions by ships - Transport Committee 1 Introduction 1. Sulphur dioxide emissions are falling across Europe, but emissions from shipping continue to rise. The shipping industry is therefore being targeted with tighter limits, both internationally and by the European Commission (the Commission).
New shipping boss makes passionate defence of immigration The new President of the UK Chamber of Shipping, Marcus Bowman, has made a passionate defence of immigration today on his first day in office. Speaking in his inaugur... Read more Home
Shipping Emissions Abatement and Trading | encouraging and facilitating the efficient reduction of harmful emissions to air from shipping
ESPO - European Sea Ports Organisation - Welcome The European Sea Ports Organisation was founded in 1993. It represents the port authorities, port associations and port administrations of the seaports of the Member States of the European Union and Norway. ESPO has also observer members in several neighbouring countries to the EU. The European Union simply cannot function without its seaports. 90 % of Europe’s cargo trade in goods passes through the more than 1200 seaports existing in the 22 maritime Member States of the EU and more than 400 million passengers pass through Europe’s ports every year using ferry and cruise services. Without seaports, the European Union would not exist as an economic world power. Without seaports, there would be no internal market.
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is leading the representation of shipowners in the current negotiations at the International Maritime Organization (IMO), and at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), with regard to achieving the best and most effective means of further reducing the shipping industry’s emissions of CO2. International shipping is already, by far, the most carbon efficient mode of commercial transport – some 30 times more efficient than cargo aviation. However, the shipping industry fully accepts that the CO2 emission reduction which ships must aim to achieve should be at least as ambitious as the CO2 emission reduction agreed under any new United Nations Climate Change Convention. Shipping and CO2
The global economic cycle and satellite-derived NO2 trends over shipping lanes
The case for scrubbers | World Bunkering Chris Leigh-Jones From July 2010, ships entering northern European waters will be required to produce emissions no higher than the equivalent of burning a 1.0% sulphur marine fuel. Continuing to burn high-sulphur bunker fuel, the high-value, highly polluting fuel of choice for many years, without any form of emissions reduction technology is no longer a viable option. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) decreed in October 2008 that shipoperators in these Emission Control Areas (ECAs) have two options: to use more costly cleaner fuel, or fit scrubber technology onboard the vessel with the capability to remove sufficient sulphur (as SOx) derived from IFO180 and IFO380 to meet the new emissions regulation. The economic angle
At the second part of the fifteenth session of the AWG-LCA, Parties continued their work on cooperative sectoral approaches and sector-specific actions (agenda item 3biv). Throughout the meeting, Parties could not bridge their diverging views on how to address cooperative sectoral approaches and sector specific actions, including emissions from international aviation and maritime transport. The proposed compromise text by the chair of the AWG-LCA (FCCC/AWGLCA/2012/L.4) was rejected by Parties which is why the agenda item on sectoral approaches is not part of Decision 1/CP.18, the agreed outcome pursuant to the Bali Action Plan. ISSUES - BUNKER FUELS
Welcome to the OSPAR Commission, protecting and conserving the North-East Atlantic and its resources The OSPAR Convention is the current legal instrument guiding international cooperation on the protection of the marine environment of the North-East Atlantic. Work under the Convention is managed by the OSPAR Commission, made up of representatives of the Governments of 15 Contracting Parties and the European Commission, representing the European Union. OSPAR Commission
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MONAE - Monitoring Plan for Water Quality and Ecology Introduction Portugal has a number of important estuaries, which fall under the category of transitional waters – two of these, and parts of the rivers which flow into them, form the northwestern and southeastern borders with Spain. Portugal has an extensive coastal area, which delimits the country to the west and to the south. The project “Monitoring Plan for Water Quality and Ecology of Portuguese Transitional and Coastal Waters”, or MONAE, was financed by the Portuguese Water Institute, INAG, and carried out by an interdisciplinary team drawn from marine science and management experts in the E.U., U.S. and South Africa. It started on February 9th 2004, and had a duration of one year. This project aims to provide the reader with a blueprint for the development of a successful and economically viable monitoring plan, based on soundly formulated hypotheses and containing appropriate verification instruments.
Law & Sea | Home Last updates on Law Quotes. … the vice of our modern legislations is that they do not speak to the imagination. Man can be governed only by imagination; without it, man is a brute. It is a mistake to govern men like things; it is by speaking to man’s soul that he can be thrilled … Words of Napoleon from Mémoires sur le Consulat de 1799 à 1804 par un Ancien Conseiller d’Etat, Thibaudeau 419-424, translated by and cited in Alain Levasseur, "On the Structure of a Civil Code" (1969-1970), 44 Tul.
International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) The International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) is the main international convention covering prevention of pollution of the marine environment by ships from operational or accidental causes. The MARPOL Convention was adopted on 2 November 1973 at IMO. The Protocol of 1978 was adopted in response to a spate of tanker accidents in 1976-1977. As the 1973 MARPOL Convention had not yet entered into force, the 1978 MARPOL Protocol absorbed the parent Convention. The combined instrument entered into force on 2 October 1983. In 1997, a Protocol was adopted to amend the Convention and a new Annex VI was added which entered into force on 19 May 2005.
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Visual aerial detection. Remote sensing. Tools of the future. Background In order for a case of illegal discharge of hydrocarbons at sea to lead to legal action, the offender must be clearly identified. Operational discharge - Detecting illegal discharge
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A cargo ship discharging ballast water into the sea. The environmental impact of shipping includes greenhouse gas emissions and oil pollution. Carbon dioxide emissions from shipping is estimated to be 4 to 5 percent of the global total, and estimated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to rise by as much as 72 percent by 2020 if no action is taken. Wikipedia: Environmental impact of shipping
Wikipedia : Crude oil washing Crude oil washing (COW) is washing out the residue from the tanks of an oil tanker using the crude oil cargo itself, after the cargo tanks have been emptied. Crude oil is pumped back and preheated in the slop tanks, then sprayed back via high pressure nozzles in the cargo tanks onto the walls of the tank. Due to the sticky nature of the crude oil, the oil clings to the tank walls, and such oil adds to the cargo 'remaining on board' (the ROB).
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