The ecological risks associated with scrubber use are ignored, while the economic expectations are overestimated, said the German environmental organization Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU) on releasing the results of a study conducted by the Dutch research institute CE Delft.
On June 4th 2014 the conference „Clean Air in Ports and Port Cities“ took place in Copenhagen. Many of the presentations held on that day are now online at the website “Clean Air in Ports: Copenhagen”.
HELCOM and Cruise Lines International Association Europe (CLIA) have launched a joint information gathering on sewage delivery in the Baltic Sea Region in advance of the 2014 summer season.
Ports of Stockholm and Tallinn will cooperate on a new agreement regarding e.g. LNG as ship fuel, ship-generated waste management and ship-to-shore electricity.
New platform launches on green technology and alternative fuels for ships.
BPO Environmental Working Group (BPO EWG) met in Copenhagen on 15th of November.
BPO has been accepted by European Commission as member of European Sustainable Shipping Forum (ESSF). First start-up plenary meeting of the ESSF took place on 27th of November 2013 in Brussels.
HELCOM has released a report on alien species transported via ships’ ballast water that threaten the sensitive Baltic ecosystem and may also have negative impacts to the economy and human health.