More Regulation – Page 16

  • CTI Marine surveyors know where to search for asbestos in a ship

    85% of new ships still contain asbestos


    Shipboard safety is one thing, but the design and construction of ships has an inpact on shipyard safety, particularly when ships containing potentially hazardous materials need repair, according to John Chillingworth, senior vice president of CTI Marine.

  • Ship designers have the Polar Code as well as a lot of other IMO rule development to take into account. Credit Aker Arctic Technology Inc.

    A necessary start with some unnecessary confusion


    The latest draft of the Polar Code has been met with mixed feelings, says Wendy Laursen.

  • Current propeller designs offer energy saving potential, but for best results the various parts of the ship have to work together, and this means collecting and analysing data

    Energy efficiency: regulatory impact and the role of technology


    Shipping and offshore industries have gone through many changes in the last 10 years and it is likely that both will go through even more dramatic changes in the next decade and beyond, says Kirsi Tikka, president and COO, ABS Europe Division.

  • James Ashworth: "the incentive is lower, but there are exceptions"

    Drivers for Asian ECAs differ from Europe


    Thailand-based James Ashworth of Energy consultancy TRI-ZEN explains to Wendy Laursen how the motivation for Asian emission control areas differs from the situation in Europe.

  • Jad Mouawad: There is no need to grand-father systems installed on board ships

    Industry divided on ballast water convention


    IMO Secretary General Koji Sekimizu has expressed his disappointment in the progress made on the ballast water management convention at MEPC 66 in April 2014; he is not alone, writes Wendy Laursen.

  • DNV GL has developed a novel approach which overcomes the challenges of assessing on board energy efficiency

    Class stepping up with solutions for increasing fuel efficiency


    Wendy Laursen explains how, with CO2 emissions measurement on the IMO agenda, class is developing new solutions for fuel efficiency.

  • Newbuild gas-fuelled ro-pax project for Brittany Ferries (Brittany Ferries / STX France)

    US and EU take different path in 2016 NOx emissions regulation


    MEPC 66 agreed greater flexibility in the timing for Tier III NOx requirements, but the US timeline will remain, writes Wendy Laursen.

  • Roberto Cazzulo: Even very traditional ship types like bulk carriers and tankers have plenty of room for design changes.

    Industry teams up to advance structural safety


    Class societies and software suppliers are working to ease the introduction of the harmonised common structural rules for tankers and bulk carriers, and there will be changes to come for container ships, says Wendy Laursen.

  • Gas as a fuel brings about a new set of risks, not just during bunkering

    Market addresses risks of gas as fuel


    As 2013 drew to a close, the risks involved in gas-fuelled ships prompted the London marine insurance market to undertake its own research, writes Denzil Stuart.

  • The ever higher values of new vessels increase the potential for costly losses, despite their high safety standards

    Shipping and the marine insurance industry in 2014


    The shoots of recovery which appeared in the last months of the old year for shipowners are expected to firm as 2014 progresses, though many analysts still predict that a solid improvement will not emerge until 2015; Denzil Stuart takes a look at prospects for shipping and insurance in the ...

  • boiler corrosion

    Boiler condition could be a marketing tool


    DNV is trying to encourage ship managers to take a new, more vigilant approach to boiler monitoring and maintenance, explains by Wendy Laursen

  • Ugo Salerno, CEO of RINA: "I welcome this step in what I believe will strengthen long-term co-operation"

    RINA joins with Russian Register on ice class


    RINA Group’s certification company, RINA Services, and the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) have agreed to co-operate on specific projects where each society claims complementary strengths.

  • GL’s route specific container stowage notation is being implemented by Reederei Claus-Peter Offen

    EEDI certification from GL


    The NSC Group has commissioned Germanischer Lloyd (GL) to provide voluntary energy efficiency design index (EEDI) certification for the whole of its 53-strong fleet. NSC operates 31 container ships, four tankers, four bulkers and 14 multi-purpose vessels.

  • Alfa Laval's PureBallast has received AMS acceptance from USCG

    New timetable may ease installation bottleneck


    Concerns about the industry’s capacity to fit a large number of ballast water treatment systems may be easing with the interplay between US and IMO regulations, writes Wendy Laursen.

  • Juha Kytölä:LNG and SCR technologies are tried, tested and available

    NOx delay still under contention


    The battle to overrule the MEPC65 decision to delay NOx requirements in ECAs until 2021 has just begun, writes Wendy Laursen.

  • DNV is to class Denmark’s first LNG-fuelled ferry

    DNV bags first Danish LNG ferry


    Det Norske Veritas says that it will be classing the first LNG-fuelled ferry for domestic Danish trade.

  • Hyde Marine's Guardian system

    Reprieve for owners or manufacturers?


    According to Wendy Laursen, opinions differ on how the extra time made available before ballast water treatment systems need to be fitted should be used to best advantage.

  • Hudson vessel

    GHG abatement debate morphs to survive


    Wendy Laursen outlines the political progress made at IMO''s recent MEPC65 meeting on greenhouse gas emissions, but adds that the debate is shifting its focus.

  • The Maritime Labour Convention will be applied to ships of all types, says DNV

    MLC not just for passenger ship and bulkers, says DNV


    Det Norske Veritas has advised shipowners that the major port state control bodies will go beyond International Labour Organisation Resolution XVII recommendations to initially just concentrate on passenger ships and bulk carriers in implementation of MLC 2006.

  • KR is implementing a green ship equipment certification centre in Korea

    KRS leads green-ship equipment certification centre project


    The Korean Register of Shipping says it is leading a project to build and operate the first-ever green-ship equipment certification centre.