The stories were based on a new paper co-authored by controversial Australian researcher, Professor Terry Hughes of James Cook University.
Leading ballast water treatment (BWT) specialist Optimarin has released a film aiming to create greater public awareness of the issue of ballast water, invasive species and the role the shipping industry has in combatting this major environmental threat.
From August 1 and until November 30, 2020, a new period will come into force to comply with the annual recommendations on speed and maritime traffic established by the IMO since 2014, which limits the knot to 10 knots.
Without the supply of nutrients from the lower layers of the ocean, phytoplankton cannot photosynthesize and maintain their biomass in the sun-lit upper layers of the ocean.
The public DNV GL standard provides a best practice to verify the authenticity (Chain of Custody) of abandoned ocean and river plastic and build consumer trust in new products made from reclaimed plastic.
There are certain steps that should be taken without fail during shipboard operation to ensure safety of ship’s crew, cargo, and marine environment. Find out about these steps inside the article.
Dredging though commercially a very important activity in the shipping industry has several negative impacts on the marine environment. Find out about the various effects of dredging in this article.
Magic Pipe is a name given to a detachable pipe which is illegally used in the ship’s engine room to throw excess of oily water out to the sea. In spite of several steps taken to thwart its usage, the magic of the “magic pipe” still continues on ships.
MSC Group is proud to be a new member of the NAMEPA, which works to preserve the marine environment by promoting sustainable maritime industry best practices and educating the public.