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USCG updates BWMS extension policy
The US Coast Guard (USCG) has updated its policy on Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) extensions. 14 Mar 2017 - The Motorship
Verifavia accreditation as MRV verifier
Verifavia Shipping has been fully accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) as a global EU monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) verifier. 02 Mar 2017 - The Motorship
European Parliament votes for shipping emissions trading
The European Parliament has today (15 February) voted for shipping to be included in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme by 2023, bringing the unpopular move a step closer. 15 Feb 2017 - The Motorship
Time for shipowners to act on MRV
An important deadline is looming for compliance with the European Union Regulation on Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) of carbon emissions, accredited inspection body TÜV SÜD warns. 15 Feb 2017 - The Motorship
PPR starts work towards sulphur cap
The IMO’s Pollution Prevention & Response (PPR) sub-committee has launched its efforts towards the ‘consistent and effective’ implementation of the 2020 global sulphur cap. 26 Jan 2017 - The Motorship
China expands port emissions curb
China’s Ministry of Transport has expanded a 0.50% sulphur limit for ships operating within three domestic emission control areas (ECAs) to 11 ports. 18 Jan 2017 - The Motorship
EU Emissions Trading Scheme may include shipping
The European Parliament’s Environment Committee has called for the inclusion of maritime transport into the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), a move which has not gone down well with the industry. 19 Dec 2016 - The Motorship
Verifavia audits Dynacom for EU MRV
Verifavia has commenced a ‘pre-verification GAP-Analysis’ audit for Greek-based Dynacom Tankers Management Ltd. 12 Dec 2016 - The Motorship
Optimarin BWMS wins US type approval race
The US Coast Guard (USCG) has issued its first type approval of a ballast water management system, confirming on Friday 2 December that Optimarin’s ballast system (OBS) has received certification. 05 Dec 2016 - The Motorship
US gears up for first BWMS type approvals
As The Motorship goes to press the first type approvals from the US Coast Guard are expected imminently. Gavin Lipsith reports. 24 Nov 2016 - The Motorship
A mixed bag at MEPC 70
Clarity on costs and timeframes for environmental compliance is critical for ship owners. In that respect, the 70th sitting of the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee last month was a mixed bag, writes The Motorship editor Gavin Lipsith. 08 Nov 2016 - The Motorship
Transas calls for IMO connectivity standards
The IMO should set standards of compliance for the communication connection between ships and shore, according to Transas CEO, Frank Coles. 01 Nov 2016 - The Motorship
More indecision on BWMS installation timeframe
The installation timeframe for the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention has been thrown back into uncertainty after fresh proposals at the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee last week. 31 Oct 2016 - The Motorship
Tier III NOx comes to Europe
The International Maritime Organization’s Marine Environment Protection Committee has established the next two NOx Emission Control Areas (NECAs) - the Baltic Sea and the North Sea. 27 Oct 2016 - The Motorship
IMO sets global sulphur cap for 2020
The global 0.5% sulphur cap for marine fuel will enter force on 1 January 2020, the International Maritime Organisation’s Marine Environment Protection Committee has agreed. 27 Oct 2016 - The Motorship
Baltic and North Sea states highlight NOx impact
The benefits of a NOx emission control area in the North Sea would outweigh costs by up to six times, a study commissioned by Dutch environmental assessment agency PBL has found – but would cost ship owners €282 million burden over nine years. 25 Oct 2016 - The Motorship
MEPC 70 preview: Industry pressure builds
As the seventieth meeting of the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) looms, industry bodies as well as ship owners and technology suppliers are demanding action on a number of critical points regarding emissions reduction and environmental regulation. 21 Oct 2016 - The Motorship
European Parliament votes down shipping inclusion in ETS
The Industry Committee of the European Parliament adopted its report on the EU’s emissions trading scheme (ETS) and stressed that the climate impact of shipping should be regulated at UN level. 19 Oct 2016 - The Motorship
BIMCO concern over data on available fuel
BIMCO has voiced its serious concerns about some of the official data that will inform the decision of the MEPC over the implementation date of the 0.5% global sulphur cap. 12 Oct 2016 - The Motorship
Uncertainties linger as Finland triggers BWM Convention
The IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention will enter into force on 8 September 2017 after Finland acceded to the treaty on 8 September. 09 Sep 2016 - The Motorship