Only 1/3rd of the ships unload their waste in the Port of Rotterdam, what happens to the other 2/3rd's?
Rotterdam one of the worlds largest ports in the world, is taking its waste management very seriously. This is good news as ships can be compared to small towns, producing varying types of waste continuously. Inspectors in the Port of Rotterdam check the garbage logs to see whether waste is actually being collected and segregated or dumped into the oceans. Unfortunately it still happens more than you think.
However there is a positive note, we at Delitek see that there are many ship ...
Sea Shepherd to turn ocean plastic into denim - by MAREX
Sea Shepherd has launched the Vortex Project, an unprecedented campaign to clean the oceans of plastic debris and transform it into fashion. The project’s first collaboration — launched at NYC’s fashion week with partner Bionic Yarn — is G-Star’s “Raw for the Oceans,” a denim line made of ocean plastic, curated by Pharrell Williams
The New York Fashion Week event is part of Parley for the Oceans, an initiative comprised of artists, activists, tastemakers, entrepreneurs and innovators to address and solve the plastic pollution problem impacting ocean ecosystems. Sea Shepherd ...
Delitek Netherlands would like to congratulate Dockwise with securing the Statoil project!
Dockwise a wholly owned subsidiary of Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) was awarded a contract from Statoil Petroleum AS for the transportation of two very large new jack-up drilling rigs. The two Cat-J rigs will be the largest and heaviest jack-up rigs ever to be transported on a heavy marine transport vessel.
Statoil's decision to award the contract was based on several criteria. One of them was indeed the ability of Dockwise to provide two large identical Heavy Marine Transport vessels within the same timeframe.
Dockwise will deploy two of ...
Trash vortex, how can we make a difference?
The trash vortex is an area the size of Texas in the North Pacific in which an estimated six kilos of plastic for every kilo of natural plankton, along with other slow degrading garbage, swirls slowly around like a clock, choked with dead fish, marine mammals, and birds who get snared. Some plastics in the gyre will not break down in the lifetimes of the grandchildren of the people who threw them away. Something needs to be done to stop this.
10 million tonnes of plastic that we produce each year ends up ...
Our biggest natural water resource is polluted with plastic! Are we doing enough??
Marine litter and in particular plastic waste, is a global problem. The vast majority of plastic waste is destined for a landfill site, which limits the impact through ‘containment’, however does not solve the problem. A significant proportion of plastic gets into the watercourse and eventually ends up in the oceans. As might be expected the plastic waste on the coastlines is more prevalent around more populated coastal areas. However, once the plastic waste enters the oceans it is influenced by global currents that distribute it around the ...