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Timing is everything in BWMS talks
By the time our July/August magazine is published, the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee will have debated proposals to postpone the installation timeframe associated with the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention, due to enter force on 8 September. The Motorship presents reaction to the proposal from industry stakeholders. 27 Jun 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
IMO urged to back BWM installation extension
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has urged the IMO to back a proposal seeking a two-year extension to the installation timeframe for ballast water treatment systems. 19 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
Bulk carriers face BWM challenges
Ahead of the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) meeting in July, bulk carrier association Intercargo has outlined some of the difficulties facing the segment as it looks to implement the requirements of the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention. 25 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
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