TBA GroupChina Coaltrans 2020Port of StocktonTelestackTOC EventsPort of South Louisiana
  • Port of Stockton
  • Cimbria
  • TOC Events
  • Vigan
  • Coaltrans Virtual World Coal Leaders Network 2020
  • Port of South Louisiana

Panama’s green enhancements

(Posted on 23/05/19)

The Panama Canal Authority has announced enhancements to its industry-leading Green Connection Environmental Recognition Programme. The award-winning initiative encourages the shipping industry to mitigate the environmental impact of their operations through an incentive-based system that includes the Green Connection Award, the Environmental Premium Ranking and the Emissions Calculator.

Starting in September 2019, the Emissions Calculator will feature georeferenced data to improve the quality and precision of the carbon emissions data of vessels transiting the Canal. The tool aims to give customers - and the Canal - clear insight into their carbon footprint to incentivize environmental stewardship and reduce greenhouse gases (GHG).

The Environmental Premium Ranking will factor in the use of low-carbon fuels and environmentally conscious transit operations starting mid-September. This ranking affords customers with high environmental efficiency standards the opportunity to improve their position within the Panama Canal's Customer Ranking System.

The Canal will also bring about updates to other carbon-reduction and watershed conservation initiatives. The Environmental Economic Incentives Program, which allows local communities in the watershed region to engage in reforestation, environmental education and economic incentive programs to improve their quality of life, will start the second phase of its aggressive reforestation efforts in the second half of 2019. The program's goal is to reach more than 4,000 reforested hectares within the next five years. Additionally, the Panama Canal will commission a study to quantify and analyse the environmental and wildlife conservation benefits of the Panama Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS) approved in 2014 by the IMO aimed at protecting whales from ship collisions…

Latest News

Piracy increasing off West Africa

(Posted on 18/10/20)

ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) figures show a rise in piracy and armed robbery on the world... Read more


CCS fleet grows to 155m GT

(Posted on 16/10/20)

China Classification Society (CCS) grew its serviced fleet to 34,974 vessels in 2019, marking another... Read more


Pandemic has some positive effects on training

(Posted on 16/10/20)

Leading international catering management and training provider, MCTC has revealed that COVID-19 has... Read more


INTERCARGO address key issues

(Posted on 12/10/20)

The International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners (INTERCARGO) has held its Annual General Meeting... Read more


Jones steps down as BRS chairman

(Posted on 12/10/20)

The BRS Group has a new chairman. As the partnership agreement stipulates, on reaching the age of 65... Read more


Høglund and Veracity to collaborate

(Posted on 12/10/20)

Høglund Marine Solutions (Høglund) and Veracity by DNV GL (Veracity) have signed a collaboration... Read more


German Shipowners welcome LNG investments

(Posted on 07/10/20)

“As one of the world’s major shipping nations, Germany needs an LNG infrastructure for its... Read more


Thome and Carsten Rehder agree JV

(Posted on 07/10/20)

The Thome Group and Carsten Rehder have agreed to cooperate in a joint venture.Under the agreement,... Read more


IRClass marks 10 years IACS membership

(Posted on 07/10/20)

This year, the Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) marks 10 years of full membership of the International... Read more


Britannia retains its ‘A’ (stable) rating

(Posted on 07/10/20)

Britannia P&I Club’s overall credit rating has once again been confirmed as ‘A&rsquo... Read more


Sailors SocietyPort of Vancouver USAThe Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology Cleveland Cascades LtdViganBühler GmbH
  • Telestack
  • Sailors Society
  • Bühler GmbH
  • TMS Awards 2020

Subscribe to our newsletter

Keep up to date with the latest global news in bulk cargo handling and shipping