Friend of the Sea partners Dutch firm to boost global sustainable shipping certification
Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 03:40 (GMT + 9)
International certification scheme Friend of the Sea and Dutch marine surveying firm Varuna Marine Services have signed a collaboration agreement to boost sustainable shipping globally.
Through the deal, both parties agreed that the Dutch firm would support the certification scheme in expanding globally its Sustainable Shipping Certification Program.
The certification requirements span from pollution prevention to fuel efficiency, from waste management to social accountability. In particular, most updated pollution prevention systems must have been implemented to reduce the emissions of NOx, SOx, PM and CO2, as well as chemicals.
Both partners agree that water and waste management measures must be in place and that in order to combat illegal fishing (IUU), it is forbidden for audited vessels to use a Flag of Convenience, to carry any endangered species, Dolphin-Unsafe t... FULL STORY