By Yvonne Chan, Channel NewsAsia, 25 Apr 2012.
“Sustainable development” is the buzzword for the future of the shipping industry, according to Mr Koji Sekimizu, secretary-general of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).
Mr Sekimizu, who is in town for the Singapore Maritime Week, spoke to Channel NewsAsia on the challenges and opportunities for the global shipping industry.
Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
The definition is according to the World Commission on Environment and Development’s (the Brundtland Commission) report, “Our Common Future”. Read more
By Channel NewsAsia, 5 Sep 2011.
A new more compact and environmentally-friendly technology developed locally to disinfect ballast water in ships may soon be used on vessels plying international shipping routes.
The new technology is developed by a team of researchers from the Faculty of Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS).
It treats the water using electrolysis and is already approved by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).
The system uses a patented and cost-effective electrode and a series of supporting devices to treat ballast water over a period of 10 to 12 hours. Read more