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  • German research vessel 'Meteor', host to important trials into the efficacy of sampling equipment

    Monitoring ballast water compliance


    If passing ballast water management regulations into force proved difficult, effectively ensuring that discharge standards are adhered to could also be challenging.

  • Could speed reduction regulations be part of IMO's GHG reduction strategy?

    Speed regulations for carbon crackdown


    Globally enforced speed reductions will be considered by the IMO to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from ships.

  • Bureau Veritas has joined a project investigating the use of drones in structural and coating surveys

    BV joins enclosed spaces drone survey project


    Classification society Bureau Veritas has joined a joint investment project (JIP) to develop drones with the capability to inspect steel structures in enclosed spaces.

  • The new installation timeframe approved at MEPC 71, as visualised by the American Bureau of Shipping

    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.

  • News

    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.

  • Verifavia assessment

    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.

  • A busy week for the IMO committee charged with legislating for the protection of the marine environment

    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.

  • News

    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.

  • The PureBilge BlueBox system

    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.

  • News

    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.

  • News

    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.

  • News

    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.

  • News

    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.

  • News

    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.

  • Ships berthed at 11 ports including Shanghai, must adhere to the 0.50% sulphur limit while berthed

    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.

  • Bendt Bendtsen: “ETS will miss the intended climate target and runs the risk of derailing the IMO process” Photo: Johannes Jansson/ CC-BY-2.5-DK

    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.

  • Verifavia has performed a gap analysis assessing Dynacom's readiness for the European MRV regulation

    Verifavia audits Dynacom for EU MRV


    Verifavia has commenced a ‘pre-verification GAP-Analysis’ audit for Greek-based Dynacom Tankers Management Ltd.

  • Clarity for ship owners, oil companes and technology providers as 2020 global sulphur cap confirmed

    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.

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    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.

  • News

    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.