More Regulation – Page 11

  • Poulsson anticipates a teething period after the cap’s introduction during which suitable compliant fuel might not always be immediately available

    ICS sees sulphur cap teething problems


    Time is running out for the industry to prepare for the introduction of the IMO’s global fuel sulphur cap in 2020, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has warned.

  • MEPC 72 has kicked off in London this week Photo: IMO/flickr/CC BY 2.0

    IMO sets initial GHG strategy


    At last week''s MEPC meeting, the IMO set an absolute target for greenhouse gas emissions reduction across the global maritime industry for the first time.

  • MEPC 72 has kicked off in London this week Photo: IMO/flickr/CC BY 2.0

    MEPC 72 kicks off to set initial GHG strategy


    The IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee MEPC 72 takes place from 9 to 13 April with the adoption of an initial strategy on the reduction of GHG emissions from ships one of the key items on the agenda.

  • The briefings back a region-wide regulation that applies to the entire Arctic

    New briefings back Arctic-wide HFO regulation


    A series of new briefings which look at the use of heavy fuel oil (HFO) in the Arctic suggest that a region-wide regulation regardless of flag would offer the best protection against pollution.

  • Esben Poulsson: “Governments on all sides of the debate are going to need to show far more willingness to compromise”

    ICS warns EU compromise needed on Paris Agreement


    Ahead of critical meetings at the IMO which commence on 3 April the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) says that governments must compromise in order to agree a strategy for the further reduction of CO2 emissions.

  • Dr Kostas Gkonis: “Regulation is welcome but should also be measured and wise”

    Intercargo says regulation needs to get wiser


    The International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners (Intercargo) has re-iterated its commitment to a safe efficient and environmentally-friendly dry cargo shipping industry plus its support for an industry governed by free and fair competition.

  • Underwater noise control

    New underwater noise notation


    Lloyd’s Register (LR) has released a new underwater noise notation and ShipRight procedure on underwater radiated noise to help shipowners minimise underwater noise emissions when operating in sensitive environments.

  • The MARPOL amendments are the latest mandatory requirements aimed at enhancing the energy efficiency of international shipping

    MARPOL Convention amendments come into force


    The new International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) amendments have entered into force which update ship fuel oil reporting requirements, garbage classification and IOPP certificates.

  • Speed restrictions would distort the market, benefit inefficient ships and force cargo onto the roads, says Danish Shipping

    Denmark rejects speed restriction as GHG measure


    One of the world’s most environmentally progressive flag states, Denmark, has rejected the imposition of speed restrictions as a measure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  • ClassNK has been looking to utilise data collected on board of vessels and at shipping companies for both EU MRV and IMO-DCS

    ClassNK support for IMO fuel consumption reporting


    ClassNK Consulting Service Co Ltd has launched a support service for setting up a Data Collection Plan in order to support the Fuel Consumption Reporting system IMO Data Collection System (DCS).

  • Fine detail of some of the most important envrionmental regulations facing shipping will be under discussion at PPR5

    Sulphur and BWMS enforcement key at PPR5


    The implementation and enforcement of sulphur and ballast water regulations are among important environmental issues to be discussed at the fifth meeting of IMO’s Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR) subcommittee in London this week.

  • "There will be higher expectations on everyone in the industry to perform better. Naturally that will come at some cost." Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO, DNV GL Maritime

    Class for a complex future


    In his role as CEO of DNV GL Maritime, and as the current chairman of IACS, Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen is at the vanguard of modernising class during a period of unprecedented change. He spoke to Gavin Lipsith.

  • News

    Lloyd’s Register unveils fast-track type approval


    Class society Lloyd’s Register has used the International WorkBoat Show in Miami to launch a new online type approval service that offers a faster route to assurance.

  • Supercapacitor energy storage can offer a rapid power boost during demanding operations

    ABS releases supercapacitor guide


    The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has published its Guide for the Use of Supercapacitors in the Marine and Offshore Industries to support safe application of hybrid power in the sectors.

  • News

    Sulphur rules could damage health, EGCSA conference hears


    New research suggests that a prescriptive approach to fuel sulphur has resulted in more toxic emissions, according to one of the presenters at the first Asian Emissions Technology Conference organised by the Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems Association (EGCSA).

  • MAN PrimeServ has identified a need for SOLAS-compliant engine insulation on 44 Norwegian Cruise Line engines

    Norwegian Cruise Line upgrades engine insulation


    Engine insulation retrofits from MAN PrimeServ will ensure that four-stroke engines onboard nine Norwegian Cruise Line ships are compliant with impending SOLAS regulations regarding hot surfaces.

  • Mr Hughes warned that consistent implementation is the only option when it comes to the 2020 0.50% limit

    Consistent implementation the only option for 2020 sulphur limit


    Consistent implementation is the only option when it comes to the 2020 0.50% limit on sulphur in fuel oil if ships want to avoid detention or being classed unseaworthy, says the IMO.

  • Ambition 1.5oC: Global Shipping’s Action Plan’ summit

    Group Partners to facilitate ideas for decarbonisation action plan


    Shipping leaders developing an action plan for the decarbonisation of international shipping have appointed Group Partners to facilitate and capture ideas.

  • Kongsberg has received DNV GL’s first cyber security type approval for its K-IMS system

    First DNV GL cyber security type approval


    Kongsberg Maritime has received DNV GL’s first cyber security type approval for one of its control systems.

  • IMO Intersessional Working Group on Reduction of GHG Emissions

    Views differ after IMO emissions reduction talks


    Shipping organisations involved in the IMO Intersessional Working Group on Reduction of GHG Emissions from Ships are reportedly “broadly satisfied” with progress made during their second meeting last week.