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EMSA satellite services used in migrant rescue operation
News | 12 November 2015

On 6 and 7 October, more than 370 people were rescued off the Libyan coast after their vessels were detected on satellite images taken as part of Frontex’s Eurosur Fusion Services.

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A European subvention to support your project idea? The Port of Antwerp wants to help you
News | 30 October 2015

European subvention programs offer opportunities for companies linked to the port of Antwerp. These programs are not always well known and are often considered as quite complex.

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Different regulations on Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems
News | 28 October 2015

Scrubbers are a hot item in the European Sustainable Shipping Forum discussions. However, the difference in implementation between international (UN) and the United States needs more attention.

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Latest news on the Port Waste Reception directive (EC/2000/59)
News | 26 October 2015

The waste notification has been aligned with MARPOL Annex 5 via secondary legislation and the European Parliament has accepted the changes on 15 September 2015. Once published in the European Journal, the new revised Annex 5 (?) will enter into...

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nvironmentally-minded shipping companies are constructing hybrid transport ships
News | 20 October 2015

Getting a fully-loaded cargo ship across an entire ocean requires enormous amounts of energy—usually derived from pollutant-rich diesel fuel. But environmentally-minded shipping companies have started bucking that convention and...

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Mauro Palmiero, founding member of Euroshore, passed away
News | 01 October 2015

Mauro Palmiero, national president of ANSEP-UNITAM, the National Italian Association of companies carrying out environmental services in ports and harbours and the protection of the marine environment, passed away on June 22.

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G7 countries outline measures against marine litter
News | 29 September 2015

During the G7 summit in Elmau at the start of June 2015, the G7 heads of state and government decided on a G7 action plan to combat marine litter and expressly committed themselves to concrete measures. Establishing practical measures were on the...

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HEC invests in state-of-the-art equipment and new treatment stations in Piraeus
News | 26 September 2015

Our Euroshore member, Hellenic Environmental Centre, uses double bottom and double hull floating separators equipped with the most modern mechanical and electronic systems.

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Antipollution Greece wins major clean-up project
News | 24 September 2015

Antipollution Greece, another Euroshore member, has concluded a clean up project of the Highspeed 5 passenger vessel operated by Hellenic Seaways. In March the vessel suffered extensive damages at the hull and internal structures as a result of a...

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Istaç invests in new installation in Tuzla
News | 23 September 2015

Istaç is a 100% public owned company, belonging to the City of Istanbul, serves the ports, shipyards, fishery ports and marinas in the province of Istanbul. The company operates a fleet of 16 ships, has a total waste collection...

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The journey of microplastics
News | 19 September 2015

Microplastics, tiny bits of plastic measuring 5 millimeters or less, are often the result of larger pieces of plastic breaking down on land before making it into the ocean.

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FFS International has taken over WOS
News | 31 August 2015

WOS (Waste Oil Services), headquartered in Hautrage, Belgium and partially controlled by SITA and the Region Investment Company of the Walloon Region, provides oil and fuel waste processing services.

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The distribution of pests
News | 30 August 2015

Ever since people started to travel by ship, they have inadvertently carried “pests” with them, including diseases, rats and, largely unnoticed, marine organisms. Historical records and studies on modern replicas indicate that wooden...

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Eco Oil acquired by Hydrodec
News | 25 August 2015

The rationalization of waste oil collection and treatment companies change the sector.

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Ship owners who opt for scrubbers invest a lot of money in the wrong technology
News | 22 August 2015

The ecological risks of scrubbers for the marine environment are ignored while at the same time the economic benefits are overestimated, German environmental organisation NABU (Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union) said commenting on...

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Euroshore welcomes EPE as a new member
News | 12 August 2015

EPE (Environmental Protection Engineering SA) has been developing innovative machinery for water treatment and environmental response services for 38 years and as such provides worldwide solutions for the maritime sector. EPE was founded on 1977...

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European sustainable shipping Forum (ESSF) mandate extended
News | 31 July 2015

The fourth plenary meeting of the European Sustainable Shipping Forum (ESSF) was held at the Committee of the Regions in Brussels on June 16. At this meeting the mandate of the ESSF, which normally would end in December 2015 got extended for...

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Council agrees new approach on technical requirements for Inland waterway vessels
News | 29 July 2015

On June 11, 2015 the Council agreed that in the future technical standards will be developed in the European Committee for drawing up Standards in Inland Navigation (CESNI). The draft directive is a measure aimed at making better use of Europe...

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Euroshore joined Digital Transport and Logistics Forum
News | 25 July 2015

Euroshore is asked as member in the Digital Transport and Logistics Forum (DTLF), an initiative of DG Move.

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Swedes recycle 99% of all household waste !
News | 18 July 2015

Wouldn’t it be great if no household waste was wasted? If each and every item of refuse was turned into something else, such as new products, raw materials, gas or at least heat?

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Cannakale visit
Conferences | 29 May 2015

The Euroshore meeting  took place in the Kolin Hotel in Canakkale (Turkey) on the 28th of May 2015 and  was hosted by the Port of Canakkale.

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GreenPort Congress 2015
Conferences | 11 May 2015

GreenPort Congress is a platform for the exchange of information on sustainable environmental best practice and helps maritime ports become more sensitive to the environmental considerations.

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GreenPort Cruise 2015
Conferences | 10 May 2015

The GreenPort Cruise conference highlights the environmental and sustainability issues facing Cruise terminals across the world.

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Member profile: MTD Antwerp
News | 02 April 2015

A number of reception facilities offer a vapour recovery service, using different techniques. MTD, located in the port of Antwerp, operates a vapour recovery unit in which the vapours are absorbed on active carbon. Installations such as ESSO and...

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ESSF on Port Reception Facilities
News | 26 March 2015

A subgroup on Port Reception Facilities has been established under the European Commission’s European Sustainable Shipping Forum (ESSF) without prejudice to the role of the COSS Committee (Committee on Safe Seas and the Prevention of...

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Difficult times for Port Reception Facilities company
News | 22 March 2015

Historically low oil prices bring waste oil collectors in difficulty. North Refinery, active in refining waste oil and in regeneration drilling mud for offshore, went out of business.

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Scrapped: the deadly business of dismantling ships in Bangladesh
Videos | 13 March 2015

Bangladesh has no metal resources of its own city, so the shipbreaking yards in Chittagong, its largest second city, generate high profits for their owners. Workers though, enjoy none of the benefits of that profit; wages are barely enough to...

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EGCSA and Euroshore
News | 12 March 2015

The Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems Association (EGCSA) together with Euroshore started a sampling campaign on about 15 vessels equipped with scrubbers.  The idea is to analyze the effluent of open loop scrubbers and the sludge of closed loop...

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The incredible journey of the rubber ducks
News | 09 March 2015

Waste which enters the ocean can turn up anywhere in the world. In 1992 a container ship in the Pacific Ocean lost 30,000 rubber ducks off the coast of China.

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SEREP: Making sure water remains purely water
News | 03 February 2015

Euroshore-member SEREP specializes in industrial outflow treatment and hydrocarbon reprocessing needs. Located in major marine port of Le Havre it offers water treatment at the source or in the SEREP treatment and reprocessing centre.

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From marine waste to eco-friendly soap containers
News | 31 January 2015

Sustainable soap factory signs an agreement with fishermen to catch the plastic that pollute the sea and reuse it for new packaging. A success in France and Belgium, the marine waste fishing project could be exported to Denmark.

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Strong increase of amounts ship waste in Flemish ports (2013)
News | 18 January 2015

The definitive publication of last year’s figures show a substantial increase of the amounts of waste disposed by the ships in the Flemish ports in 2013. The figures concern the ports of Antwerp, Ghent and Zeebrugge.

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New Year wishes
News | 15 January 2015

2014 was a transitional year. Although volumes in ports were picking up, the overall maritime business climate is still slacking. We noticed shipping lines have started to consolidate and/or collaborate to reduce costs and optimize their vessel...

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Port profile: Focus on France ​
News | 12 January 2015

Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea, the English Channel and the North Sea, France is perfectly placed for access to and from Western Europe and beyond. With its dedicated army of employees, the French ports can be relied upon...

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Member profile: SERMAP International
News | 10 January 2015

Based in Marseilles-Fos, SERMAP specialises in the collection, transport, recycling and treatment of industrial waste products and liquid residues from cargo and shipping vessels. With their own vacuum trucks, tank trucks and a barge, they have...

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