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poseidon principles

Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank Joins Responsible Ship Financing Principles

Major lender to international shipping and one of Japan’s largest asset managers, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank (SMTB), announces that it is the latest financial institution to join the Poseidon Principles.

Comments Off on Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank Joins Responsible Ship Financing Principles / 18th March 2020

Shipping's Decarbonization

Shipping’s Decarbonization: Getting to Zero Coalition Identifies Four Focus Areas

Commercially viable zero emission vessels need to operate along deep sea trade routes by 2030 to meet decarbonization targets. This is the ambition of the Getting to Zero Coalition that was announced at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York last September.

Comments Off on Shipping’s Decarbonization: Getting to Zero Coalition Identifies Four Focus Areas / 25th February 2020

Circular Economy

Circular Economy: Exploring the Possibility of a World Without Trash

This effort is led by Circle Economy, an international movement that aims to change everything that humanity has done within the past two centuries to give way for a better future without trash.

No Comments / 23rd February 2020

decarbonization

Price Tag Placed on Maritime Shipping’s Decarbonization by New Analysis

Shipping needs to make a radical shift to zero carbon energy sources in the coming three decades to reduce the sectors total greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% of 2008 levels by 2050

Comments Off on Price Tag Placed on Maritime Shipping’s Decarbonization by New Analysis / 24th January 2020

ocean plastic

Ocean Plastic Is Eating Up the World, But These Technologies Won’t Let That Happen

Today, at least 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris can be found in the ocean. 269,000 tonnes of that is floating on the surface while a staggering 4 billion plastic microfibers per square kilometer is scatter deep in the sea.

No Comments / 22nd January 2020

nuclear pollution

How nuclear pollution affects the ocean waters, the environment, and humans

The radiation from Fukushima, for instance, bled into the ocean when the Fukushima Daichi nuclear power plant was damaged during the 2011 earthquake in Japan. What was released are dozens of radioactive elements in large quantities.

No Comments / 3rd January 2020

HELMEPA Junior

HELMEPA Junior Representatives: “People beware, don’t pollute the waters!”

This was the message of the children-representatives of 6,004 members of the “HELMEPA Junior” Program, who came to Athens to celebrate 26 years of “HELMEPA Junior”.  

Comments Off on HELMEPA Junior Representatives: “People beware, don’t pollute the waters!” / 21st December 2019

polluted waters

Oysters Could Be the Solution to Hong Kong’s Polluted Waters

This concept was inspired by an initiative made by the New York Harbor School called the “Billion Oyster Project” that aims to restore one billion live oysters in the waters of the New York Harbor by 2035. 

No Comments / 2nd December 2019

Ocean Cleanup

We Are Seeing the Beginning of the World’s Largest Ocean Cleanup

What scientists call the “wow factor” of ocean trash is a huge wake up call for the world’s population, especially with the effects being increasingly felt around the world. It’s about time that we get our act together and find solutions to clean up this mess.

No Comments / 29th November 2019

Plastic Pollution

It’s Time to Fight Plastic Pollution in the Oceans: Here’s What We Can Do

Most of us are using plastic now more than ever because it’s easy to use, affordable and durable. So, it’s not surprising that plastic has started to accumulate not only in dumpsters but also in places where they shouldn’t be.

Comments Off on It’s Time to Fight Plastic Pollution in the Oceans: Here’s What We Can Do / 22nd November 2019

marine pollution

Marine Pollution: What’s Really Causing It?

According to studies, the leading causes of ocean pollution include industrial waste, sewage, thermal pollution and nuclear waste.

No Comments / 10th October 2019

ocean plastic

Can Ocean Plastic Turn Into a Travel Bag? A Startup Says Yes

The world has become highly dependent on plastic without even noticing it. But now, we are slowly drowning in plastic and it’s doing more harm than good to the only planet we call home.

No Comments / 15th July 2019

dying corals

Pantone’s Glowing, Glowing, Gone Campaign Reminds Us That Corals Are Dying

It all started with a documentary called “Chasing Coral” where a team from The Ocean Agency was able to film an extraordinary site in New Caledonia’s coral reef. The corals looked like they were glowing, but their rare vibrant colours weren’t because they were beautiful. It was a sign that they were dying.

Comments Off on Pantone’s Glowing, Glowing, Gone Campaign Reminds Us That Corals Are Dying / 8th July 2019

Clean Shipping Award

Compac Seawater-lubricated Propeller Shaft System By Thordon Bearings Wins Seatrade Clean Shipping Award

The COMPAC bearing system, which Thordon now offers with a lifetime bearing wear life guarantee, prevents the leakage of millions of litres of oil into the world’s oceans and reduces ship operating costs associated with aft seals and lubricating oil.

Comments Off on Compac Seawater-lubricated Propeller Shaft System By Thordon Bearings Wins Seatrade Clean Shipping Award / 29th June 2019

marine pollution

Need For MARPOL Update Highlighted By Grey Water Spill

While the alleged incident is still under investigation by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, the pulped slurry could have been transferred from a food waste holding tank to the ship’s grey water holding tank from where it was unintentionally discharged overboard into the protected marine park.

Comments Off on Need For MARPOL Update Highlighted By Grey Water Spill / 27th October 2018

Wastewater Treatment Systems: River Cruise Sector Embraces ACO Marine

With a low-height design and capacity to treat the waste streams generated from up to 250 persons, the ACO Maripur is available in modular sections to allow easier access to the installation site using existing access routes, reducing the requirement to cut a hole in the ship’s side.

Comments Off on Wastewater Treatment Systems: River Cruise Sector Embraces ACO Marine / 6th September 2018