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EU Ports Set Top 10 Environmental Priorities

Oct 18, 2018

The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) has released its annual Environmental Report which includes member ports' top 10 environmental priorities for 2018.Air quality has remained the top priority of the European ports since 2013. The increased…

Hurricane Michael Races Northeast, Leaving Devastation in Florida

Oct 11, 2018

Hurricane Michael, the third most powerful storm ever to strike the U.S. mainland, headed northeast on Thursday, weakened but still set to soak Georgia and the Carolinas after devastating the Florida Panhandle.By 6 AM on Thursday, heavy rain and wind had reached as far north as Charlotte…

EU Ports, Port of Los Angeles Address Atlantic Issues

Oct 01, 2018

The EU Commissioner for transport, Violeta Bulc, visited the Port of Los Angeles as part of a longer mission to the US and Costa Rica on Thursday 27 September.The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) was invited to support the visit and contribute to the roundtable discussion  with Violeta Bulc…

Maersk Tests Russian Arctic Route

Sep 28, 2018

The Danish-flagged cargo ship Venta Maersk, owned by the world's biggest shipping group A.P. Moller-Maersk, has successfully passed through the Russian Arctic, in a trial voyage showing that melting sea ice could potentially open a new trade route from Europe to east Asia…

NC Ports Open for Business in the Choppy Wake of Florence

Sep 24, 2018

North Carolina Ports’ terminals in Wilmington and Morehead City resumed full commercial truck operations on Monday following Hurricane Florence which forced the terminals to close on Thursday, September 13.Both the Ports of Wilmington and Morehead…

Florence Makes Landfall near Wrightsville Beach, NC

Sep 14, 2018

The U.S. National Hurricane Canter is reporting that Hurricane Florence has made landfall near Wrightsville Beach North Carolina.Widespread flooding is being reported along a wide swath of the North Carolina coastline. The storm, moving west at 6 miles per hour…

NC Ports Hurricane Florence Notice - Update #5

Sep 12, 2018

The North Carolina State Ports Authority continues to closely monitor Hurricane Florence. The Port of Wilmington and the Port of Morehead City are currently at Condition Zulu and closed to all vessel traffic.NC State Ports Authority continues…

Florence Compared to North Carolina's Worst Storm Ever

Sep 12, 2018

As Florence bears down on the North Carolina coastline, the Category 4 storm is being compared to the worst storm ever to hit the Tarheel State - Hurricane Hazel, occurring back in 1954.Hurricane Florence, packing winds of more than 130 mph…

China Launches New Marine Satellite

Sep 07, 2018

China successfully launched a new marine satellite into orbit yesterday (Friday) to help improve understanding of maritime waters and study the impact of climate change, Xinhua reported.A Long March-2C rocket carrying the HY-1C satellite took off at 11:15 a…

OOCL Expands GHG Reporting and Verification Scope

Sep 04, 2018

Hong Kong-based container shipping and logistics service company Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) said that it has been taking concrete, meaningful and progressive steps in our long-term commitment to protecting the environment and reducing…

MSC Honoured for Whale Protection Measures

Aug 21, 2018

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Cordell Bank and Greater Farallones national marine sanctuaries, off the US Pacific coast, has recognized the Mediterranean Shipping Company’s (MSC) positive work in reducing…

BIMCO ECSA Leadership Meeting in Athens

Aug 03, 2018

The BIMCO President, Anastasios Papagiannopoulos and European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) President, Panos Laskarides met in Athens recently to discuss areas of cooperation and further alignment between the two leading associations…

IMO Training to Cut Emissions in Malaysian Ports

Jul 26, 2018

Malaysian maritime officials are touring the Port of Bintulu on Borneo island as part of an International Maritime Organization (IMO)  training package helping countries to reduce emissions in ports.Thirty participants from authorities and ports…

Mauritius Signs Jeddah Amendment on Illicit Maritime Activity

Jul 26, 2018

Mauritius has become the 15th signatory to the Jeddah Amendment to the Djibouti Code of Conduct – the instrument developed and adopted by countries in the Western Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden that has been a key factor in repressing piracy and armed robbery against ships operating in that region…

Caspian Littoral States Sign Environment Protocol for the Sea

Jul 22, 2018

Littoral countries to the Caspian Sea have made a groundbreaking commitment to evaluate the likely impact that development projects will have on the environment in each other’s states.High-level representatives from Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan…

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