This is the third IMCA Environmental Sustainability bulletin, and like the first two, it is drawn from one of the nominations for the inaugural IMCA Environmental Sustainability Awards made at the IMCA Annual Seminar in Den Haag, Netherlands, in November 2018. It covers active pursuit of improvements to efficiency, through energy management. This initiative of … Continue reading “Lower emissions and a stronger bottom line through data analytics”
This is the second IMCA Environmental Sustainability bulletin, and like the first, it is drawn from the inaugural IMCA Environmental Sustainability Awards made at the IMCA Annual Seminar in The Hague, Netherlands, in November 2018. It relates to an initiative from IMCA contractor member Boskalis, involving the successful deployment of vessels powered by biofuels. Reducing … Continue reading “Biofuels”
TechnipFMC Marine Operations Services (TMOS) won the inaugural IMCA Environmental Sustainability Award with their plan to eliminate employee generated single use plastics from their facilities and vessels by end of year 2018. This objective was fully in line with their commitment to minimise environmental impact through reduction of company carbon footprint.
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The UK Ship Recycling Regulations 2017 (draft) are now open for public consultation – more here https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/consultation-on-the-draft-ship-recycling-regulations-2017. Please review the guidance and provide feedback to by 13 September 2017.
Eleni Antoniadou, Policy & Regulatory Affairs Adviser at the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) was one of 19 experts asked by KNect365 Maritime “What will power shipping in 2050?” The answers appear on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. This followed a previous blog post last year on shipping companies’ potential to ‘go green’ to which Eleni … Continue reading “What will power shipping in 2050?”
The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) welcomes the news that the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention enters into force on 8 September 2017, and has produced a 12-point information sheet on the Convention for its members. The BWM Convention aims to stop the spread of potentially invasive aquatic species in ships’ ballast water. It was … Continue reading “IMCA welcomes news of the Ballast Water Management Convention”
Each year the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) carries out a safety and environmental survey of its contractor members. Contractor member companies that have not already submitted their statistics for 2015 to IMCA are urged to do so with speed, for work is now underway to analyse the statistics and determine both safety and environmental … Continue reading “Annual safety and environmental statistics analysis underway at IMCA”
The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has published its annual safety and environmental statistics. Drawn from 264 IMCA contractor members and based upon 798 million man-hours of work overall (558 million man-hours relating to offshore work) the 2014 dataset shows that the overall ‘flat line’ tendency in lagging safety indicators has continued in the longer … Continue reading “IMCA publishes annual safety and environmental statistics”
A question often heard in offshore and marine circles is”What is a green oil?” That leads on to”What is an oil spill?” Following a successful workshop on the subject at the International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) Annual Seminar in 2012, a new publication ‘Understanding Biodegradable Lubricants: An Introduction to ‘Green’ Oil in Hydraulic Systems Offshore’ … Continue reading “Understanding biodegradable lubricants”