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Ocean garbage more than stinks

We all know that the world's oceans are being polluted by the day. We can see it. We can smell it. But just how serious is the problem? Meika Jensen sent us from the US an information graphic, which gives a pretty good idea, not only of the extent of ocean pollution,...

A reprise: romance with Iloilo River

Click here to zoom image We're sharing another picture of Iloilo River taken during our visit in Iloilo City south of the Philippine capital in late May. Our eyes have been so used to seeing the murky Pasig River in Metro Manila with its awful stench that we've almost...

A river restored and revitalised

"Who looks upon a river in a meditative hour, and is not reminded of the flux of all things?" wrote Ralph Waldo Emerson. Though not in a meditative mood, we enjoyed watching the Iloilo River during our recent three-day sojourn in Iloilo City, some 470 kilometres south...

Green ports: the Cavotec solution

We constantly hear of "green ships" but not very often about "green ports". Not surprising, especially in Asia. Port operators are on a nonstop cargo chase. How many will stop to think about reducing emissions in the port area and do their bit to combat climate...

Getting on with energy efficiency

IMO BRIEFING: An important series of guidelines to support the uniform implementation of mandatory measures to increase energy efficiency and reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) from international shipping was adopted by the Marine Environment Protection...

Market reality and anti-GHG measures

It looks like choppy waters ahead for the proposed market-based measures (MBMs) against greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from ships. Ahead of the 63rd session of the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) from 27th February to 2nd March, the Round Table of...

Market-based measures vs GHG

IMO BRIEFING: Market-based measures to reduce greenhouse gas (GHS) emissions from international shipping will be among the key items on the agenda of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), when it meets for...