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There have been major accidents and problems caused by misdeclared cargo

There have been major accidents and problems caused by misdeclared cargo

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
Universal carbon counting method
The Global Logistics Emissions Council (GLEC) has released a universal method to calculate the carbon footprint of the logistics supply chain. 06 Jul 2016 - GreenPort
ESPO roadmap to cut 'red tape'
The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) and its members have developed a roadmap defining ambitious but realistic steps towards simplifying administration and facilitating trade. 28 Jun 2016 - GreenPort
PEMA explores key issues for port operations
The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) has published three information papers exploring key issues for port and terminal operations to include shore side power and lighting technologies. 22 Jun 2016 - GreenPort
FEPORT sustainable terminals
FEPORT members have released a new publication regarding the environmentally friendly actions it has been implementing through European ports. 17 Jun 2016 - GreenPort
Shipping towards decarbonisation
Representatives from the European Community Shipowner’s Association (ECSA) together with the Royal Belgian Shipowners (RBSA) and Wärtsilä are joining forces to help create a sustainable, CO2-neutral economy. 08 Jun 2016 - GreenPort
ICS urges alignment on CO2 rules
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is urging the EU to align CO2 emissions monitoring regulation with the mandatory worldwide reporting regime agreed by the IMO, warning that the current system is ‘completely unfit for purpose’. 08 Jun 2016 - GreenPort
Best practice for cruise and ferry ports
The ESPO conference 2016 saw the launch of the organisation’s Code of Practice for cruise and ferry ports, which aims to instill good practices at each port in Europe. 07 Jun 2016 - GreenPort
ESPO port reception facilities directive
The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) has presented its position paper on the revision of the port reception facilities (PRF) directive. 31 May 2016 - GreenPort
Progress on CO2 reduction
The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has approved mandatory requirements for ships to record and report their fuel consumption. 25 Apr 2016 - GreenPort