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There have been major accidents and problems caused by misdeclared cargo

Ballast Water Management progress “too slow”
The installation timeframe for ballast water management systems has been extended until September 2024, prompting some NGOs to say decarbonisation policy is moving too slowly. 10 Jul 2017 - GreenPort
MEPC approves BWM treaty draft amendments
The IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 71) has approved draft amendments to the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention treaty linking BWM installation implementation schedules to ships’ renewal surveys. 07 Jul 2017 - GreenPort
ESI to evaluate CO2
The Environmental Ship Index (ESI) will be first sustainable quality mark in international shipping to evaluate the performance of vessels in reducing CO2. 06 Jul 2017 - GreenPort
BV adds hybrid power and battery rules
Bureau Veritas has consolidated its experience in the field of hybrid vessels with a new series of notations and rules addressing energy storage systems (ESS) to support ship operators in reducing emissions. 06 Jul 2017 - GreenPort
Ports ready for zero emissions
Ports are ready to embrace zero emission shipping, Peter Mollema, vice-president of Europe for the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH), has said. 27 Jun 2017 - GreenPort
IMO C02 reduction proposal
BIMCO, INTERCARGO, International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and INTERTANKO have made a joint proposal to the IMO to reduce international shipping CO2 emissions. 23 Jun 2017 - GreenPort
Technology is priority for port decarbonisation
Stakeholders were urged to channel their energy into new technology to enable ports to embrace decarbonisation at a recent ESPO conference in Barcelona, Spain. 09 Jun 2017 - GreenPort
GreenPort Congress and Cruise 2017
The programmes have been released for the 2017 GreenPort Cruise and Congress conference where the focus will be on ‘Creating Partnerships for sustainable development.' 30 May 2017 - GreenPort
Lloyd's low carbon report
Lloyd’s Register has released its findings from its latest report which examines the outlook for renewables, nuclear, grid and infrastructure as well as energy storage. 16 Feb 2017 - GreenPort
DNV GL to certify 50 IHMs
DNV GL is set to carry out Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) certifications for the Norddeutsche Reederei H. Schuldt’s managed fleet of more than 50 vessels. 03 Feb 2017 - GreenPort
Haifa stung by environmental fines
Israel's Ministry of Environmental Protection has fined the Port of Haifa 2.2 million shekels ($570,000) for violating air pollution regulations. 06 Jan 2017 - GreenPort
IMO agrees sulphur cap
The International Maritime Organisation’s Marine Environment Protection Committee has agreed on a global 0.5% sulphur cap and established the next two NOx Emission Control Areas (NECAs). 28 Oct 2016 - GreenPort
EPA reports on port strategy
The latest US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) study has found that technology standards and fuel sulphur limits are expected to significantly reduce emissions, but there is still a lot more than can be done. 25 Oct 2016 - GreenPort
Shipping industry lobbies for change
Ahead of the forthcoming 70th Session of the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), shippers have been lobbying hard to secure increased environmental legislation for the industry. 20 Oct 2016 - GreenPort
Ports get PERS certified
The Ports of Bremen/Bremerhaven in Germany, Moerdijk, the Netherlands, and Morocco’s Tangier MED have achieved PERS certification. 19 Oct 2016 - GreenPort
A natural choice for the GreenPort Congress
This year’s host of the GreenPort Cruise and Congress is the Venice Port Authority, a natural choice because the area is a world heritage site which has to find pioneering solutions to environmental issues in order to stay competitive, writes Anne-Marie Causer. 21 Sep 2016 - GreenPort
Ballast Water Convention enters into force
The IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention will enter into force on 8 September 2017 after Finland acceded to the treaty, but there are concerns that shipowners are still without treatment systems approved for global use. 12 Sep 2016 - GreenPort
Green collaboration for sustainable shipping
The Green Award Foundation and RightShip are to increase their collaboration to promote safe, sustainable shipping. 06 Sep 2016 - GreenPort
Californian climate bill woes
There is an amount of uncertainty surrounding a new climate bill which will affect US Californian ports and how this will affect them competitively. 16 Aug 2016 - GreenPort