More Regulation – Page 13

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

    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.

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    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.

  • IMO's headquarters will be a hotbed of discussion next week as the seventieth Marine Environment Protection Committee convenes

    MEPC 70 preview: Industry pressure builds


    As the seventieth meeting of the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) looms, industry bodies as well as ship owners and technology suppliers are demanding action on a number of critical points regarding emissions reduction and environmental regulation.

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    European Parliament votes down shipping inclusion in ETS


    The Industry Committee of the European Parliament adopted its report on the EU’s emissions trading scheme (ETS) and stressed that the climate impact of shipping should be regulated at UN level.

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    BIMCO concern over data on available fuel


    BIMCO has voiced its serious concerns about some of the official data that will inform the decision of the MEPC over the implementation date of the 0.5% global sulphur cap.

  • Päivi Luostarinen, permanent representative of Finland to IMO, hands the country's instrument of acceptance to Kitack Lim, secretary general, IMO

    Uncertainties linger as Finland triggers BWM Convention


    The IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention will enter into force on 8 September 2017 after Finland acceded to the treaty on 8 September.

  • Under project Ecoship, real time data provided by the fuel monitoring system enables vessel speed and operation adjustments to be made

    Growing importance of advanced fuel management


    Damian McCann, enginei product manager at Royston diesel power, says that the MEPC’s recent call for the reporting of vessel fuel consumption highlights the growing importance of advanced fuel management systems.

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    ABS partners Greek owners for MRV solution


    Classification services provider, ABS, has completed a project with Greek shipowners to support preparations for implementing the European Union’s Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) regulation for CO2 emissions.

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    St Lucia and Peru ratify BWM Convention


    Saint Lucia land Peru have taken the number of states ratifying IMO''s Ballast Water Management Convention to 52 - representing 34.87% of world tonnage, just 1.13 points shy of the entry into force trigger.

  • Progress on fuel consumption data collection at MEPC 69, while further measures on emissions reduction and energy efficiency improvements remain to be discussed

    IMO progresses on emissions and efficiency


    The 69th meeting of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) has concluded with the approval of mandatory reporting of vessels’ fuel consumption.

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    Peru inches BWM Convention closer


    Peru has become the 50th member state to ratify the IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention, taking the treaty even closer to ratification.

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    Belgium and Fiji ratify BWM Convention


    Belgium and Fiji hav become the 48th and 49th IMO member states to ratify the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention, with ratifying parties now representing 34.82% of world gross tonnage.

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    US Chamber weighs in on MPN decision


    The Chamber of Shipping of America has responded to the US Coast Guard’s preliminary decision on the MPN sampling method.

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    Annex V amendments impact hold cleaning


    In the wake of new regulations, Wilhelmsen Ships Services (WSS) has warned that bulk owners and operators must pay as much attention to the products used to clean their cargo holds as the holds themselves.

  • IMO's GloBallast partnership trains port state control officers on ballast water sampling and analysis

    VIDEO: IMO offers BWM training in Turkey


    IMO has launched a video showing a practical training exercise for Port State Control on ballast water sampling and analysis.

  • Older tankers may have loading computer systems without the stability features required by the latest amendments to the IBC and IGC codes

    Tanker operators face stability instrument requirements


    Regulations which entered into force in January require tankers to demonstrate compliance with damage stability requirements by carrying a loading computer system (LCS).

  • Even though effective waste water and sewage technologies are on the market now, they might not be available forever.

    The sinking of waste water technology


    Wärtsilä, like a number of other vendors, has put time and money into developing advanced wastewater treatment (AWT) systems. Despite this, the present state of play may simply undermine these advances. Why? Because there is little pressure on the industry to comply.

  • 'Send not to know for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee': IMO urges countries to ratify the BWM Convention even as tonnage verification continues

    Requirement for BWM Convention not met


    The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has confirmed that the tonnage requirements for the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention have not been met.

  • The UNFCCC executive celebrates the Paris Agreement, which makes no mention of measures to reduce carbon emissions from shipping

    Shipping escapes measures in COP21 text


    The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has vowed to continue work towards stronger carbon reduction measures after shipping escaped mention in the ‘Paris Agreement’ forged at COP21 of the United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

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    ClassNK releases draft containership rule amendments


    Classification society ClassNK has released draft amendments to its rules and guidance for containerships.