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Capital Link MaritimeCSR newsletter 4 Feb. 2016

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CAPITALINK CSR LOGO NEWSLETTER 2016 ACapital Link’s latest Newsletter comes at no better time, given what realy takes place right now on Planet Ocean!

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Thursday, February 4th, 2016


ABS Launches Industries’ First CyberSafetyTM Series with Cybersecurity Guidance Note
Thursday, 04 February 2016Risk-based asset management program addresses key cyber issues, shares best practices for safety and security in marine and offshore environments

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Port of Los Angeles

Port of Los Angeles Falls Short on Pollution Cutting Test
Wednesday, 03 February 2016The TraPac terminal at the Port of Los Angeles has failed to meet pollution-reduction targets introduced by the city authorities several years ago, the Los…

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Namura Shipbuilding introduces ClassNK-NAPA GREEN
Wednesday, 27 January 2016The fleet performance management and optimization system ClassNK-NAPA GREEN jointly developed by leading classification society ClassNK (Chairman and President: Noboru Ueda) and maritime-software, services and…

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Nordic American

Nordic American Tankers Limited (NYSE:NAT) – NAT involved in a rescue operation at sea 
Tuesday, 26 January 2016Nordic American Tankers Limited (“NAT” or “the Company”) announced today that one of its vessels performed a rescue operation in the Arabian Gulf, in the…

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Exxon Mobil

Energy-Related CO2 Emissions to Peak in 2030
Tuesday, 26 January 2016Global energy demand will increase 25 percent between 2014 and 2040, driven by population growth and economic expansion, ExxonMobil said this week in the 2016…

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Wartsila designs zero-emissions ferry concept
Tuesday, 19 January 2016Wärtsilä Marine Solutions has launched a concept for a series of innovative and cost effective shuttle ferries which feature zero or low emissions.

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Marshall Islands: Instruction for the approval of Stability Instruments
Thursday, 04 February 2016

The Republic of the Marshall Islands issued Technical Circular to provide instruction with respect to the approval of stability instruments.

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IMarEST launches campaign to support seafarers
Tuesday, 02 February 2016The Institute of Marine Engineering Science & Technology (IMarEST) has launched a campaign aimed at supporting seafarers in developing their skills and demonstrating their competencies.

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Outbreak of Zika Virus in South America
Tuesday, 02 February 2016ICS warns on the current outbreak of Zika Virus in South America and advises operators of the information obtained from the World Health Organisation.

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Fatigue guidelines under scrutiny
Monday, 01 February 2016Draft revised and updated Guidelines on Fatigue to promote improved understanding of fatigue and fatigue risk management at sea are expected to be finalized by the third session of the…

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Environment Commissioner Vella’s scrubber visit in Ghent
Monday, 01 February 2016European Environment Commissioner Karmenu Vella visited last Friday the DFDS vessel “Magnolia Seaways” in the port of Ghent.

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ESPO welcomes the operational guidelines for places of refuge
Friday, 29 January 2016European shipowners endorsed yesterday the adoption of EU operational guidelines on places of refuge for ships in distress at sea, which were produced by the Cooperation Group on Places of…

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Banks raise 30 billion yuan for clean projects in China’s first green bond auctions
Friday, 29 January 2016Shanghai Pudong Development Bank and China Industrial Bank this week raised 30 billion yuan ($4.56 billion) in funding for environmental projects, including efforts to cut carbon emissions, as they held…

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Sweden’s continued support for World Maritime University welcomed by IMO
Friday, 29 January 2016International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary-General Kitack Lim has welcomed Sweden’s ongoing support to the World Maritime University (WMU) in Malmö following a meeting with Ms. Anna Johansson, Sweden’s Minister for…

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European shipowners support EU guidelines on places of refuge
Friday, 29 January 2016European shipowners endorsed the adoption of EU operational guidelines on places of refuge for ships in distress at sea, which were produced by the Cooperation Group on Places of Refuge, …

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Weekly Maritime Security Report produced by PGI Intelligence & Protection Vessels International
Thursday, 28 January 2016Air strikes by Saudi-led coalition forces targeted oil storage facilities at the Ras Isa port on the Red Sea. At least five people were killed at the facility, which is…

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Ensuring safety of ships entering Omani ports important for trade: Marine security experts
Tuesday, 26 January 2016Safety of ships entering the ports of the Arabian Gulf is essential for the region’s position in trade and commerce, as well as for Oman’s interests, specialists in the field…

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Shipping encouraged to use new transitional measures for ship recycling
Monday, 25 January 2016Shipping companies are being strongly encouraged to use new ‘Transitional Measures for Shipowners Selling Ships for Recycling’ launched by a wide coalition of international shipping industry organisations.

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Tuesday, 15 March 2016
13th Annual Green Ship Technology
Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Copenhagen

4 concurrent streams focussing on innovation in ship design, energy management, emissions reduction & discharges to sea Cargo owners’ response to increased pressure for a sustainable logistics chain Shipowner panels analyse the realities of using new onboard technology Technology innovators discuss the challenges of moving ‘novel technology’ from concept to reality Shipyard focus: how do owners, yards and designers work together to improve new ship designs? Industry experience of ECAs and lessons learnt Monday, 07 March 2016
Ship Recycling Forum 2016
Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel, Dubai

Shipowner organisations are going public with divergent views on beaching, governments are offering ‘road maps’ to HKC ratification and former stretches of sand in Alang are now certified by a major classification society as being safe and environmentally sound places to dismantle a ship.

 Tuesday, 16 February 2016
7th Annual Greek Shipping Forum

Greek shipping remains important to the maritime economy, constituting approximately 20 percent of the world’s shipping fleet. In spite of the volatile markets and economic downturn, Greek shipping professionals have consistently adapted to changing conditions, seeking out growth and opportunity rather than yielding to their circumstances. Capital Link will host the 7th Annual Greek Shipping Forum in Athens, Greece. This event will not only cover the latest developments and trends in international trade, dry bulk commodities, and the energy markets—framed against the broader backdrop of the global economy—but also review the various funding alternatives for raising capital among listed and private shipping companies. Experts will additionally address effective investment strategies and risk management in today’s shipping industry.

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