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Ship owners get ballast water breathing space
The MEPC’s decision to extend the installation timeframe for the Ballast Water Management Convention was one of the biggest – and most controversial – decisions to come out of its seventy-first sitting. 08 Aug 2017 - The Motorship
ABS issues sulphur cap advisory
The ABS Scrubber Advisory has offered comprehensive guidance on the latest available exhaust gas abatement technologies to help the industry prepare for the IMO’s 2020 global sulphur cap. 18 Jul 2017 - The Motorship
1,000 Verifavia EU MRV assessments
Emissions verification company Verifavia now has over 1,000 ships and Monitoring Plans (MPs) under assessment for compliance with the EU’s Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification (EU MRV) regulation. 11 Jul 2017 - The Motorship
Ten take-outs from MEPC 71
After a busy week at IMO’s headquarters, we choose ten highlights from the Marine Environment Protection Committee’s (MEPC) seventy-first sitting. 10 Jul 2017 - The Motorship
MSC addresses autonomous vessel operations
The Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) will determine how the safe, secure and environmentally sound operation of Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) may be introduced in International Maritime Organization (IMO) instruments. 22 Jun 2017 - The Motorship
Sulphur cap conference highlights daunting challenges
The availability of low-sulphur fuel and the need for consistent enforcement were identified as key issues during class society DNV GL’s ‘Beyond 2020’ conference at Nor Shipping last month, which explored industry readiness for IMO’s global sulphur cap. 20 Jun 2017 - The Motorship
White paper on bilge water non-compliance
A new white paper from Alfa Laval addresses ship owner concerns to ensure vessel compliance with global bilge water regulations. 27 Apr 2017 - The Motorship
EGCSA hosts workshop on 2020 sulphur transition
The Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems Association (EGCSA) has invited technical experts to explain the impact of the 2020 sulphur cap, and industry representatives to share best practice, at a workshop on 22 May. 04 Apr 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
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
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