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August 1, 2019

New Blue Accounting involves Green Marine metrics

Blue Accounting, a new Great Lakes Commission initiative, features an online platform that will relate the measurable progress towards nine desired environmental, social and economic outcomes for…

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IMO Sulfur 2020 Guidelines now available online
May 21, 2019

IMO Sulfur 2020 Guidelines now available online

The IMO’s 2019 guidelines on consistent implementation of 0.50% sulfur limit under MARPOL Annex VI are now available online for download. These comprehensive guidelines include a template for a Fuel Oil Non-Availability Report (FONAR) set out in Appendix 1 and a “Technical review of identified possible potential safety implications associated with the use of 2020 […]

2019 Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program
March 5, 2019

2019 Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality is soliciting applications for projects that achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions – particularly from fleets operating at or servicing goods movement facilities located in areas designated as having poor air quality. Priority for funding will be given to projects that result in outcomes […]

October 23, 2018

New tools to support air emissions reduction

The International Maritime Organization has released a series of free publications for governments, ports, ship owners and operators to support efforts to reduce ship and port emissions. Products include guidance for governments in terms of establishing and implementing rules, guidance for ports for setting up emissions reduction strategies, and technical guidance for ship owners and […]

A mandatory distance from marine mammals is now required in Canadian waters
July 11, 2018

A mandatory distance from marine mammals is now required in Canadian waters

Canada’s Marine Mammal Regulations were amended July 11 to ensure that whale watching and other water-related activities keep a distance of 100 metres (328 feet) from most whales, dolphins and porpoises to protect these marine mammals from human disturbances. The obligatory buffer zone is larger for species at greatest risk or already confined by their […]

Lloyd Register offers new underwater noise notations
June 6, 2018

Lloyd Register offers new underwater noise notations

The underwater noise specialists within Lloyd’s Register (LR) are helping vessel owners to quantify operational noise levels and better understand the resultant environmental impact. With more than 30 years of experience, this team provides a thorough understanding of the complex acoustics involved to ensure reliable measurements and to provide ship owners with competent advice to […]

New WWF guide helps mariners steer clear of Arctic wildlife
May 16, 2018

New WWF guide helps mariners steer clear of Arctic wildlife

WWF-Canada has published a guide to help mariners in the eastern Arctic to identify and avoid marine mammals. With summer sea ice on the decline and industrial pressures increasing, the volume of shipping traffic in the Canadian Arctic has steadily risen. This new and changing reality has prompted WWF-Canada to publish the Eastern Arctic Mariner’s […]

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May 2019
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