More Regulation – Page 10

  • ABB conducted a remote-control trial operation on passenger ferry Suomenlinna II near Helsinki harbour in 2018

    Finland to permit remote pilotage in waters


    Finland is to permit pilotage to be performed remotely in its territorial waters, after an act of parliament modified the Pilotage Act. The law is expected to enter effect from 1 February 2019.

  • News

    OCIMF outlines VOC emission controls


    The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) has published a technical paper outlining methods to reduce the release of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) during transit and while loading and discharging cargoes.

  • Gard advises crews aboard open-loop scrubber vessels are aware of local requirements

    Gard warns on open loop scrubber discharge rules


    Norway-based insurer Gard has warned members around the introduction of tighter requirements limiting or prohibiting the operation of open loop exhaust gas reduction (EGR) equipment.

  • IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 73)

    Fuel oil consumption data collection begins: IMO


    The IMO has reminded members that from 1 January 2019, ships of 5,000 gross tonnage and above need to start collecting data on their fuel-oil consumption, under the mandatory data collection reporting requirements which entered into force in March 2018.

  • Ships must use low sulphur (0.50%) fuels in the Pearl River and Bohai Rim coastal ECAs from 1 January 2019.

    China has not yet banned open-loop scrubbers: BIMCO


    Chinese regulators have updated part of its domestic emission control area (DECA) regulations with effect from 1 January 2019 but have not yet placed a full ban on open-loop scrubbers as reported widely.

  • News

    China bans use of open-loop scrubber systems


    China has prohibited the use of open-loop exhaust gas cleaning (EGC) systems from 1 January 2019 in coastal emission control areas.

  • News

    SSI launches online tool to help recycling


    The Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) has announced the launch of an online platform for sharing information on ship recycling.

  • Demonstration test by ClassNK aboard MOL coal carrier

    Drone vessel survey for ClassNK and MOL


    ClassNK announced in late December it conducted a demonstration test of a ship class survey using drone technology.

  • Kitack Lim, secretary general, IMO (centre) with members of the GIA at its launch (credit: IMO)

    Industry taskforce tackles alternative fuels investment


    Industry stakeholders will discuss how to help IMO encourage the adoption of low-carbon fuels at a roundtable early next year, with a focus on incentivising early movers.

  • A cruise ship berths in the UNESCO World Heritage Geirangerfjord (credit: Norwegian Maritime Administration)

    Fjords sulphur plan includes scrubber ban


    The Norwegian Maritime Administration (NMA) is planning to ban using scrubbers to comply with a proposed 0.1% fuel sulphur limit in the country’s world heritage fjords, due to come into effect next year.

  • Progress towards the global sulphur cap at MEPC73 was broadly welcomed by industry groups (credit: IMO)

    IMO adopts carriage ban on high-sulphur fuel


    Ships without scrubbers will be unable to carry fuel with a sulphur content higher than 0.5% from March 2020 after the move was adopted by IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) last week.

  • The programme of follow-up actions is intended to be used as a planning tool in meeting the timelines identified in the initial IMO strategy Photo: IMO/Flickr

    IMO takes next steps to deliver GHG strategy


    Work to deliver the IMO initial strategy on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from ships is moving forward with the approval of follow-up actions at the latest meeting of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 73).

  • The final version of the Vessel General Permit will be delivered by March next year with at least a month for consultation (credit: EPA)

    EPA formalises VGP update delay


    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has set a new date of March 2019 for the update of its Vessel General Permit (VGP), which includes requirements for the use of environmentally acceptable lubricants (EALs).

  • Four in every five of the shippers/BCOs participating stated that they had yet to receive clarity from their providers as to how any fuel costs would be met Photo: Drewry

    Growing unease around fuel cost transparency


    There is considerable unease among global shippers and freight forwarders ahead of the IMO’s 2020 global emissions regulations due to come into force on 1 January 2020.

  • The Liberian Registry wants to help shipowners and operators meet their responsibilities Photo: The Liberian Registry/Youtube

    Call for early reporting of fuel availability


    Liberia is making a call to the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee for early reporting on the availability of fuel oil compliant with the 0.50% sulphur limit well in advance of 1 January 2020.

  • Early implementation of the Yangtze River Delta ECA will mean ships must use low-sulphur (0.5%) fuel in the area from October

    China advances Yangtze ECA implementation


    Ships navigating and berthing in the Yangtze River Delta emission control area (ECA) will have to burn 0.5% sulphur fuel from 1 October, three months earlier than originally planned, after a last-minute notice from the Shanghai Maritime Safety Administration.

  • Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen

    DNV GL releases autonomous class guideline


    DNV GL has released a new class guideline covering autonomous and remotely operated ships to meet growing levels of autonomy in shipping.

  • Ship emissions

    IMO study considers Mediterranean SOx ECA


    A new IMO study will assess the benefits, costs and feasibility of implementing an emission control area (ECA) to limit sulphur oxides (SOx) from ships in the Mediterranean Sea.

  • Industry associations have submitted proposals to safeguard safety and prevent unfair penalties after the sulphur cap is enstated

    July meeting critical for smooth sulphur transition


    A coalition of industry associations have urged IMO member states to make progress at a meeting to discuss sulphur cap implementation challenges next month.

  • IMO's London headquarters will host discussion on regulating for autonomous vessels as part of this week's Maritime Safety Committee meeting

    MSC takes up IMO autonomy discussion


    The International Maritime Organization (IMO) will discuss how it can begin to regulate for autonomous vessels at the ninety-ninth meeting of the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), starting this week.