Tag: <span>European Commission</span>

Wärtsilä upgrades Croatia’s national vessel traffic management & information system
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Wärtsilä upgrades Croatia’s national vessel traffic management & information system

Wärtsilä Voyage has this month completed an extensive upgrade of the Croatian national vessel traffic management & information system (VTMIS) with new sea traffic management (STM) functionality. Completion of this project confirms what has become the first STM installation in the Adriatic Sea. The customer, the Croatian Ministry of Sea, Transport and Infrastructure, is now...

French start-up launches tool to help shippers choose the greenest services
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French start-up launches tool to help shippers choose the greenest services

Using actual route data and vessel characteristics obtained from AIS (Automated Identification Systems) data, Searoutes is providing CO2 emission calculations that accurately match the services operated by the carriers. The tool is being used by shippers to help them choose the services that emit the least CO2 and optimise their transport policy. In the framework...

CSA raises concerns over EC scrubber proposal
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CSA raises concerns over EC scrubber proposal

The Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 (CSA 2020) has expressed strong concerns about a proposal submitted by the European Commission (EC) urging the IMO to change its scrubber guidelines. The proposal, which the EC submitted to the IMO this month calls for “evaluation and harmonisation” of scrubber discharges across all ports, world-wide. The proposal is intended...

Waterborne TP pushes for carbon neutral shipping
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Waterborne TP pushes for carbon neutral shipping

The Waterborne Technology Platform (TP) has released its new Strategic Research Agenda to the European Commission, providing long-term vision and missions for a climate neutral economy. Waterborne TP believes that an innovative, carbon neutral, and high-tech sector within a prosperous European society will address the global and societal challenges of the waterborne sector and meet...

Space technology brought to LNG shipping
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Space technology brought to LNG shipping

ABS, OceanFinance, and Scorpius Space Launch Company (SSLC) have launched a joint Space Tech4Sea project to help adapt composite technologies developed for the space industry to liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipping. The project, which has received more than EUR 1 million from the European Commission, will apply composite technology, which offers a reported 80 per...

European shippers support EC push for acceptance of electronic documents
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European shippers support EC push for acceptance of electronic documents

The European Shippers’ Council (ESC) has welcomed the proposal of the European Commission (EC) to oblige authorities to accept regulatory freight transport information in electronic format. ESC says that authorities should accept electronic documents for information transmission on cargo transport, not just at the point of entry and exit of the EU, but also on...