Daily Archives : 16th June 2014

E-Learning Is A Force For Good In Shipping

At a time when cost-conscious shippers are looking for zero-downtime from crews, it’s wise to make the most of the new opportunities offered by online learning. The fast-growing online learning sector is expected to be worth $168bn by 2018 (according…

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Responsible Recycling Of Ships

For at least the last fifteen years, ship-recycling yards in Bangladesh, China, India, Pakistan and Turkey have been recycling 97% to 98% of all the tonnage that is recycled in the world. The economies of these countries are characterised by…

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The Green Ferry Vision

One of the ‘greenest’ islands on the planet, picturesque Aeroe in southern Denmark, is working on plans for a unique type of ferry that could provide environmental inspiration on a global scale. At the heart of the project is a…

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Wind-Driven Surface Currents – The Death Knell For Conventional Oil Booms?

An oil boom is a device used to reduce the consequences of an oil spill on lakes or oceans by collecting, concentrating, guiding, encircling, stopping or absorbing oil floating on the surface. To remove the oil contained by the oil…

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Consequences For Lubes From Emissions Regulations

International Maritime Organization sulphur emissions limits will have a major impact on the cost of operations in the Cruise and Ferry sector over the coming years, as all the potential means to meet the requirements will have an impact on…

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International Waters Experience Notes – Global Industry Alliance: Partnerships For Change

Abstract: The overall objective of GloBallast Partnerships is to catalyze global partnerships that will implement coordinated long-term measures to minimize the adverse impacts of aquatic invasive species transferred through ships’ ballast water on coastal and marine ecosystems, economy and human…

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Largest Offshore Wind Turbine Now In Fife

Samsung Heavy Industries prototype offshore turbine is the world’s largest and most powerful offshore wind turbine due to become operational later this year, and it is now standing at Energy Park Fife. The structure is situated 50 metres offshore in…

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ITOPF – Promoting Effective Response And Technical Services To Marine Spills

The International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation (ITOPF) is a not-for-profit organisation involved in all aspects of effective response of ship-source spills in the marine environment. Over the past 40 years, ITOPF’s technical team of marine biologists, physicists, engineers and chemists…

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Risks Raised By Sewage Plant

Ship owners may be risking the prospect of hefty fines, or even imprisonment if they fail to review the sewage plant operating on board their ships in line with an anticipated broadening of new legislation, according to Hamworthy Water Systems….

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Arctic Oil Exploration and Extrapolation – A Fragile Frontier Yet To Be Fully Discovered

The exploration for oil in the Arctic Ocean continues full steam ahead, but there are immense risks to the environment and ecosystems. Demand for oil continues to surge and companies are taking more and more risks. Companies will continue to drill for oil in…

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