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  • 12 May 2016

    Beaching of end-of-life vessels in Alang has stirred serious concerns from Indian NGOs following a visit to the city’s shipbreaking yards by government representatives from France, Germany and Belgium, as well as the European Commission, in late April. Indian NGOs are concerned about the negative environmental impact of dismantling end-of-life vessels in the intertidal zone where large […]

  • 5 December 2011
    Business & Finance

    Russian environmental NGOs recently sent a letter to executives of Gazprom, Statoil and Total asking the companies to delay the final investment decision for Shtokman natural gas project until all the aspects of environmental impacts are thoroughly examined, and the means of elimination of potential consequences are defined. The organizations said that Shtokman Development AG […]

  • 26 August 2006

    Three hundred twenty tons of humanitarian aid sent from Turkey to Lebanon by Turkish NGOs have arrived at the Beirut port. A civilian ship carrying humanitarian aid worth $3.5 million arrived at a Beirut port on Saturday morning. The aid ship was welcomed by Lebanese Labor Minister Trad Hamade, Turkish Ambassador to Beirut Irfan Acar […]

  • 16 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Despite being the preferred option for responsible ship recycling when compared to South Asia’s shipbreaking yards, Turkey’s Aliaga-based breaking yards still face considerable challenges including high accident rate. Furthermore, there is a low level of awareness of occupational diseases at the Aliaga yards, according to NGO Shipbreaking Platform. “NGOs and local labour rights groups, including […]

  • 21 January 2019
    Business & Finance, Rules & Regulation

    A coalition of NGOs is pushing for a ban of exhaust gas cleaning systems in European emission control areas.

  • 23 September 2005

    Representatives of 29 nations, as well as international agencies, NGOs, and representatives of the shipping industry, have cooperated on new policies to deal with piracy and maritime security in the Straits of Malacca and adjacent waters.

  • 28 May 2015

    Several key environmental NGOs working on sustainable shipping have met with Greek and European policy makers to discuss concerns related to the shipping industry’s high emissions, marine pollution and poor shipbreaking practices, saying that Greece as one of the largest shipping nations has a particular responsibility to mitigate pollution caused by ships. The day before the […]

  • 14 August 2017

    NGOs are calling on the European Union not to put on hold the introduction of a financial incentive for sustainable ship recycling under the EU Ship Recycling Regulation.  Namely, the European Commission (EC) has released its report on the viability of such a financial incentive for sustainable ship recycling. Whilst it acknowledges the benefits of […]

  • 15 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    Nature Trust (Malta) and Din L-Art Helwa express their concern on the recent statements made by government namely on the two important issues of land reclamation and new development regulations within Mepa and are asking the authorities to give more information on their intentions. While both NGOs agree that minor development amendments that could have […]

  • 2 June 2011
    Business & Finance

      A number of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have agreed to form a new umbrella group, Citizen Partnerships for Offshore Wind (CPOW), to promote offshore wind power. According to its newly established website, CPOW is “a collaboration of communities and organizations that believe the United States must move towards indigenous clean energy sources like offshore wind […]

  • 13 October 2014

    Transport & Environment, Seas at Risk and Carbon War Room have urged the United Nations’ International Maritime Organisation (IMO) not to withhold data on ship efficiency and fuel consumption. The call for action follows moves by some industry groups to undermine initiatives at the IMO and EU level that would make efficiency performance publicly available […]

  • 25 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Israel: NGOs Urge Jan De Nul to Abandon Haifa and Ashdod Projects A group of Palestinian and international NGOs have urged the Jan De Nul Group to pull out of a project to build port facilities in Israel, citing concerns about Israel’s continued human rights violations.    DEMA: Dredging Could Devastate Bimini’s Dive Industry (The […]

  • 20 November 2018
    Business & Finance

     During the second day of the CEDA-IADC Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure Conference, the Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure guidebook was launched. At the event, we took an opportunity to talk with Polite Laboyrie, President of CEDA and Chairman of the Editorial Advisory Board. During the conference, professionals from all sectors involved in the realization of […]

  • 9 September 2010

    Responding to the rapidly changing global economic scenario, the tuna industry has gone through some readjustments and consolidation for the past decade. Stricter management measures enforced by the Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RMFOs), growing popularity of driven market eco-labels, and positive engagements between industry players and green NGOs strongly indicate that all stakeholders are working […]

  • 13 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    Two container vessels, the Maersk Wyoming and the Maersk Georgia, are expected to arrive in India’s Shree Ram yard in Alang for recycling in late May 2016, the Danish giant Maersk Line said. The company added that it reached a deal for the landing of the first two vessels at the yard, which is certified to the standards of the Hong […]

  • 27 February 2012
    Business & Finance

    Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, has opened an office in Timor-Leste. The new venture will enable ISS to provide a wide range of services and work alongside the Timorese Government and NGOs to make vital logistical improvements within the emerging state. Services offered via the new office, which is located […]

  • 26 June 2015

    As part of on-going stakeholder consultation, the International Seabed Authority (ISA), in partnership with the Centre for International  Law (CIL) of the National University of Singapore, held a workshop on mineral exploitation in the Area, in Singapore on 16-17 June 2015.  The workshop focused on issues relating to the development of a sustainable deep sea mining […]

  • 15 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Lilianne Ploumen and Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment Melanie Schultz van Haegen are staying in Bangladesh from 14 to 18 June. Textiles and water form the focus of the visit, which aims to strengthen bilateral trade and development ties. A multi-stakeholder delegation comprising representatives of Dutch water companies, […]

  • 15 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Mississippi River Delta Coalition is hosting ‘Boil for the Bayou’ on August 1 at Bayou Barriere Golf Club in Belle Chasse from 2-6 pm.  This event will be a Restoration Expo, which will allow the coastal parish communities to learn about coastal restoration projects from representatives of state agencies, engineering firms and NGOs. Exhibitors […]

  • 24 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    Maersk Line welcomes call for an explicit ban on non-compliant fuel on board ships from 2020.

  • 11 December 2017
    Business & Finance, Rules & Regulation

    Statements of Compliance with the Hong Kong Convention are no guarantee for safe shipbreaking activities, NGO says.

  • 6 April 2017

    An alliance of several European environmental organizations adopted a declaration to designate the Mediterranean Sea as an Emission Control Area (ECA) in an effort to limit air pollution from ships.  The document, known as the “Rome Declaration”, was signed by a group of NGOs including BirdLife Malta, Cittadini per l’Aria, France Nature Environnement, Ecologistas en […]