Maritime & Ports

New Espo Green Guide 2021 Outlines a Vision for Ports Towards a Green Future

Maritime & Ports - 2021-09-20

On 28 May, the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) presented the key components of its forthcoming Green Guide 2021 during the ESPO Conference Regatta 2021...

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Greece to connect railway network with six ports

Maritime & Ports - 2021-09-17

Greek Minister of Infrastructure and Transport Kostas Karamanlis recently announced that the government was going ahead with a number of projects to improve Greece’s railway network...

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Maritime sector’s commitment to act on climate change highlighted in new video

Maritime & Ports - 2021-09-16

"The IMO community is highly committed to tackling climate change," IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim says, in an interview for Making Waves: The Future of Shipping, a news-style video l...

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British Ports Association responds to Government Brexit borders announcement

Maritime & Ports - 2021-09-15

Following the government’s Written Ministerial Statement on 14 September confirming a further extension to the implementation of certain post Brexit trade arrangements, the British Ports Associa...

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Complying with EEXI – how to speed up decarbonisation without slowing down vessels

Maritime & Ports - 2021-09-13

How can shipowners comply with the Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) and improve the Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) of a vessel without reducing sailing speeds? In this article we take a ...

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Shipping industry proposes levy to speed up zero carbon future

Maritime & Ports - 2021-09-08

Leading shipping associations have proposed creating a global levy on carbon emissions from ships to help speed up the industry’s efforts to go greener...

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DNV’s new ‘decarbonisation stairway’ model helps shipowners navigate newbuild dilemmas

Maritime & Ports - 2021-09-01

1 September sees the launch of DNV, the world’s leading classification society’s latest Maritime Forecast to 2050, part of the Energy Transition Outlook (ETO) suite of reports...

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Shape up or ship out: EU Commission pushes hard on maritime emissions

Maritime & Ports - 2021-08-26

The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report published on 9 August paints a bleak picture on the status of the world’s climate, and scientifically proves that it will be ex...

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Fit for 55: Shipping industry lobby fights EU net-zero policy

Maritime & Ports - 2021-08-23

A major European shipping trade body is among those lobbying against the EU’s proposed Paris Agreement-aligned net-zero pathway...

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Are England’s ports ready for a shift to rail?

Maritime & Ports - 2021-08-19

The UK government has mandated a net-zero carbon economy by 2050...

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Hydrogen Strategy Has Huge Implications for Freight and Transport Sectors

Maritime & Ports - 2021-08-18

17 August 2021 saw the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy finally publish its first ever Hydrogen Strategy, something promised in July 2021 but delayed as the polit...

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Brexit Has 'Significantly Altered' Irish-British Freight Traffic

Maritime & Ports - 2021-08-16

Post-Brexit trade frictions have "significantly altered" freight traffic between Ireland and Britain and sparked a steep rise in volumes to and from Ireland and other European Union members,...

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COVID-19 Vaccine Offered Free for Seafarers

Maritime & Ports - 2021-08-12

Crew services specialist Boers has launched seafarer vaccination programs at German and Belgian ports, as Shipping Executives warn of onboard COVID-19 outbreaks because mariners are not getting vaccin...

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Power-to-x fuels are key for climate-friendly shipping and aviation – env min

Maritime & Ports - 2021-08-05

Electricity-based synthetic fuels – so-called power-to-x fuels (PtX) – are a “central building block” in making maritime and air transport climate-friendly, Environme...

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Insurers Report Illustrates Where Maritime Losses Occur and Predicts Future Likelihoods

Maritime & Ports - 2021-08-04

Insurance group Allianz has published its Safety & Shipping Review 2021, an extremely comprehensive document which encapsulates a wide variety of the essential trends and occurrence...

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IMO raises concerns over alarming number of abandoned seafarers

Maritime & Ports - 2021-08-04

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has warned of the alarming increase in the number of reports of abandoned seafarers in 2021...

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ETF and ECSA welcome WHO decision to prioritise seafarers’ vaccination

Maritime & Ports - 2021-07-29

On July 16, the World Health Organization (WHO) has released its updated guidance for the organisation’s vaccine roadmap in order to provide a framework for overall programme...

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New BIMCO/ICS Seafarer Workforce Report warns of serious potential officer shortage

Maritime & Ports - 2021-07-29

Launched on 28 July, the new Seafarer Workforce Report from BIMCO and the International Chamber of Shipping warns that the industry must significantly increase training and recruitment level...

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What the EU climate plan means for shipping emissions

Maritime & Ports - 2021-07-28

For the first time shipping companies will be made to pay for their pollution, as part of the EU's Fit for 55 plan...

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Shipping industry slams EU’s proposed new emissions charge as “extraterritorial tax on trade”

Maritime & Ports - 2021-07-23

Industry bodies have decried the European Commission’s plan to levy a charge on greenhouse gas emissions generated by shipping companies, calling it a “tax on trade” and a “pur...

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