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From The Hellenic Shipping News:

Report Praises Maritime Industry’s Green Efforts
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The Royal Bank of Canada and the Supply Chain & Logistics Association Canada have released a report yesterday that identifies environmental sustainability as a key issue faced by the country, but one that offers significant opportunities for Canada's transportation and logistics companies.
More at http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=49929:report-praises-maritime-industrys-green-efforts-&catid=44:lates t-news&Itemid=64
 
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From The Hellenic Shipping News:

Shipowners need to plan early in order to lower shipping emissions
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Shipping is under siege in order to lower its carbon footprint. The recent decision by IMO seeks to offset these pressures and ship owners need to start preparing for a “greener”￾ shipping. Towards this direction, Carbon Positive, a leading carbon management consultancy is looking to help owners.
Full interview at http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=50140:shipowners-need-to-plan-early-in-order-to-lower-shipping-emissi ons-&catid=1&Itemid=61
 
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From The Hellenic Shipping News:

EU shows support for carbon pricing on shipping, aviation
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European Union finance ministers have indicated support for the carbon pricing of international maritime and aviation transport.The ministers, meeting in Luxembourg, adopted conclusions on climate finance ahead of the UN climate change conference in Durban next month.
More at http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=50564:eu-shows-support-for-carbon-pricing-on-shipping-aviation-&catid =3:international-shipping-news&Itemid=63
 
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From The Hellenic Shipping News:

Shipping emissions targeted by environmental groups
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Ships emit more carbon dioxide and should be taxed to help poorer nations adapt to climate change, environmental groups said. Carbon taxes on maritime bunker fuel would raise US$25 billion a year by 2020, according to Tim Gore, policy adviser for Oxfam in London.
More at http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=50796:shipping-emissions-targeted-by-environmental-groups-&catid=44:l atest-news&Itemid=64
 
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From The Hellenic Shipping News:

BIMCO to assist members’ assessment of EEDI implications
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At its recent 22nd meeting BIMCOs Marine Committee discussed the implications of the recently adopted amendments to MARPOL Annex VI which imposes an Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) to new ships built after 1st January 2013.
More at http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=51011:bimco-to-assist-members-assessment-of-eedi-implications-&catid= 44:latest-news&Itemid=64
 
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From The Hellenic Shipping News:

Wärtsilä to equip first U.S. flagged LNG Offshore vessel
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Wärtsilä, the marine industry's leading gas solutions provider, will deliver an integrated propulsion system based on the use of LNG for two offshore support vessels for operation in the Gulf of Mexico.
More at http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=51219:waertsilae-to-equip-first-us-flagged-lng-offshore-vessel-&catid =3:international-shipping-news&Itemid=63
 
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From The World Maritime News:

USA: Mobile Ballast Water Testing Facility Starts Operations
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The Maritime Administration, along with the Maritime Environmental Resource Center and Maryland Port Administration, has dedicated a new facility to study the effectiveness of technology to treat invasive species in ballast water.
More at http://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/34507
 
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From The Hellenic Shipping News:

Evac cleans up in Brazil
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Helsinki-based equipment supplier Evac has fitted a complete wastewater system on board the newly delivered Suezmax 'João Cândido'.She is the first Suezmax to be delivered by Atlântico Sul Shipyard (EAS) for Transpetro, the shipping arm of Petrobras.
More at http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=51584:evac-cleans-up-in-brazil&catid=3:international-shipping-news&It emid=63
 
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From The Hellenic Shipping News:

UK trade body rejects shipping’s inclusion in EU ETS
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Maritime transport should not be incorporated into the EU emissions trading scheme (EU ETS) because it would be too complicated, UK trade association the Chamber of Shipping says.
More at http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=52071:uk-trade-body-rejects-shippings-inclusion-in-eu-ets-&catid=3:in ternational-shipping-news&Itemid=63

Comment: The really big problem which never seems to get any mention is any cap and trade scheme won't reduce emissions! All it does is change who gets to do the polluting!​
 
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From The Hellenic Shipping News:

MHI Develops Bulk Carrier Enabling 25% Reduction in CO2 Emissions
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To Provide Conceptual Design and Green Technologies for 3 Dry Bulk Carriers of ADM-Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has developed a new bulk carrier which will enable reductions in CO2 emissions by about 25% compared with conventional averaged bulk carriers.
More at http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=52522:mhi-develops-bulk-carrier-enabling-25-reduction-in-co2-emission s-&catid=44:latest-news&Itemid=64
 
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From The Maritime Journal:

Emission legislation will force freight onto roads
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Sulphur Emission Control Area (ECA) regulations may increase bunker fuel costs by 87%, forcing as much as half of the present freight that transits through these areas onto the roads.
More at http://www.maritimejournal.com/features101/marine-and-port-operations/insurance,-legal-and-finance/emission-legislation-will-force-freight-onto-roads

Comment: Unintended consequences come home to roost!​
 
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From The Star:

Divers plant 777 corals at marine park
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SEMPORNA: Fifty divers, including international participants, took part in a coral planting event in Sabah's east coast district.

Held under Astro Kasih's Beautiful Malaysia programme, the divers, who also comprised 25 Astro Kasih staff members, planted 777 individual corals at Ribbon Reef in Tun Sakaran Marine Park near Bohey Dulang Island, about an hour's boat ride from here.
More at http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2011/10/16/nation/9708861&sec=nation