More Regulation – Page 14

  • Indonesian minister of transportation Ignasius Jonan, deposited the instrument of acceptance with outgoing IMO secretary general Koji Sekimizu during the general assembly

    BWM Convention reaches ratification target, says IMO


    The Ballast Water Management Convention will come into force on 24 November 2016 if Indonesia''s ratification means that signatories represent the required 35% of global tonnage.

  • Insights from industry stakeholders on the European MRV regulation were discussed during a roundtable chaired by Blue Communications' Alisdair Pettiigrew (third from left) and hosted by Norton Rose Fulbright partner Phillip Roche (second from left)

    MRV: The devil in the detail


    As the European Union regulation on the monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) of CO2 emissions from ships progresses, five stakeholders discuss the challenges ahead.

  • Verifavia is helping five ship owners identify compliance issues ahead of reporting emissions in line with the EU's MRV regulation

    Verifavia helps owners address MRV readiness


    DFDS Seaways, Euronav Ship Management, NEDA Maritime Agency, Seaspan Ship Management and Synergy Maritime have appointed emissions verification specialist Verifavia Shipping to perform pre-verification gap analyses of the companies’ compliance with the EU’s new MRV regulations.

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    Interferry heads MRV ro-pax metrics group


    Trade association Interferry is leading a correspondence group tasked with recommending sector-specific metrics for ro-pax vessels under EU legislation on the monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) of carbon dioxide emissions from ships.

  • The guideline aims to raise the awareness of the risks of liquefaction

    DNV GL tackles cargo liquefaction threat


    Class society DNV GL has published design and operational guidelines to tackle what it argues is the "most significant factor in lives lost at sea" for bulk carriers.

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    DNV GL hails launch of new rules


    Efficient, flexible and future proof: Class society DNV GL believes its new rules, published today and coming into effect on 1 January 2016, set a new industry benchmark.

  • DNV GL’s new set of rules combines the two existing rule sets in a way that allows for future novel designs

    Class rules harmonised for efficiency


    Bill Thomson explores the major themes behind the forthcoming publication of integrated class rules from DNV GL, as the class society updates and streamlines the guidance of its two pre-merger predecessors.

  • News

    IMAREM to launch MRV shipping programme


    Energy and emissions monitoring expert, IMAREM, has introduced a new MRV programme offering a complete solution to the new EU requirements regarding monitoring, reporting and verification of vessels’ carbon emissions.

  • News

    Biofuel regulations threaten tanker productivity


    A spot survey of product tankers has revealed that few are prepared for impending regulations on the monitoring of biofuel discharge, according to Rivertrace Engineering.

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    IHO updates ECDIS standards


    The International Hydrographic Organisation (IHO) has reviewed and updated some of its ECDIS Standards to reflect lessons learned from earlier reports of unexpected chart behaviour in some ECDIS.

  • Ørbeck-Nilssen: "Our objective has been to have our stakeholders deeply involved throughout the process"

    DNV GL launches class rules consultation


    DNV GL has distributed its new merged and amended class rules to more than 800 stakeholders as part of an extensive consultation ahead of their publication in October.

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    Hull performance standard reaches draft stage


    The International Organization of Standardization (ISO) is to circulate a draft of ISO 19030 Parts 1 and 2, prescribing methods for measuring hull and propeller performance and defining performance indicators for maintenance, repair and retrofitting.

  • Licenses for LNG export facilities in the US are already being prioritised for facilties servbing or served by US vessels

    Industry concerns over US energy proposals


    Legislation under development by the US on the export of LNG – and crude oil if a historical export ban is lifted – could result in foreign ship operators being excluded from the lucrative market, the International Chamber of Shipping has warned.

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    New rules for large container ships


    The International Association of Classifications Societies (IACS) has announced the adoption of new Unified Requirements (UR) intended to improve the safety of large container ships and enhance consistency between class society provisions.

  • Thomas Mellor: "Tanker owners and operators that have not yet planned for the adoption of ECDIS should address this immediately"

    Tankers not ready for ECDIS mandate


    Just 54% of the global tanker fleet comply with the SOLAS regulations on the mandatory carriage of ECDIS, which came into force on 1 July 2015, according to data from the UK Hydrographic Organisation (UKHO).

  • The new mandatory code will focus initially on requirments for ships using LNG as fuel

    IMO set to adopt draft IGF Code


    The draft International Code of Safety for Ships using Gasses or other Low-flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code) is expected to be adopted by the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) during its 95th session on 3-12 June.

  • The MEPC adopted the Polar Code and worked towards ratification of the BWM Convention at tis 68th sitting

    Progress on key issues at MEPC 68


    The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has reported progress on several fronts during the 68th session of its Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) from 11 to 15 May 2015.

  • IACS findings following the break-up of MOL 'Comfort' will lead to important new structural regulations

    Class focus on structure and fuel


    Recent developments on container ship safety and emission control by classification societies will have a significant impact on ship design and operation, writes John Barnes.

  • The complete Polar Code is expected to enter into force on 1 January 2017. Photo: Mark Garten

    IMO adopts polar environmental revisions


    Vessels trading in the Polar Regions now have new safety and environmental regulations to comply with following the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee’s (MEPC) adoption of the Polar Code and associated MARPOL amendments.

  • IMO Secretary General Koji Sekimizu opened MEPC 68 on Monday by urging countries to put aside fears on country-specific approvals for BWMS

    “No excuse for inaction” on BWM Convention


    IMO Secretary General Koji Sekimizu has argued that lack of clear US type approval for ballast water management systems (BWMS) is no reason to delay ratification of the organisation’s global Ballast Water Management Convention.