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  • An MEPC working group has agreed a set of draft guidelines to support mandatory measures to cut the carbon intensity of all ships.

    MEPC working group agrees EEXI and CII guidelines


    An International Maritime Organization (IMO) working group has agreed a set of draft guidelines to support mandatory measures to cut the carbon intensity of all ships.

  • UK vessel reporting

    UK MRV reporting requirements


    Shipping companies need to submit UK MRV emissions reports to verification bodies in early 2022, DNV has stressed.

  • ClassNK has released guidelines on ROVs and AUVs Photo: ClassNK

    ClassNK releases new CBM guidelines


    ClassNK has released revised guidelines for the use of Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) in class surveys to promote the use of CBM technology.

  • The European Commission is postponing a decision on whether natural gas projects, such as Finland's Martinlaakso dual-cycle power plant in Vantaa (pictured), should be included in its green finance taxonomy. (credit: Joneikifi, Creative Commons ...

    Confusion and delay dog FuelEU Maritime initiative


    As outside political factors intrude, there is still no date in sight for the finalisation of the landmark EU policy initiative on fuel standards and ship emissions, reports Paul Gunton

  • Lifecycle assessments of different alternative marine fuels were the subject of discussions last week at the IMO.

    IMO members discuss carbon intensity of cleaner fuels for shipping


    The IMO facilitated a series of virtual informal discussion sessions last week where the lifecycle GHG emissions and carbon intensity of potential future fuels for shipping were discussed.

  • Chantiers de l‘Atlantique sail (©Chantiers de l‘Atlantique)

    BV releases updated wind propulsion system rules


    Classification society Bureau Veritas (BV) has released an updated set of classification rules for wind propulsion systems (WPS). The new rules are intended to support and drive the development of zero carbon propulsion options for modern ships.

  • ClassNK has released guidelines on ROVs and AUVs Photo: ClassNK

    ClassNK releases new drone guidelines


    ClassNK has released new guidelines detailing the performance and safety requirements for remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROVs) and autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs).

  • Implementing CII must be linked to design-related measures, says Dr Gunnar Stiesch (image: MAN Energy Solutions)

    CII’s impact on engines remains unclear


    The IMO’s proposed Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) may be an operational measure but could have an impact on machinery, Paul Gunton reports

  • Korean Register will include the new rules in its SeaTrust-HullScan structural scantling and strength evaluation program (Image: Korean Register)

    Korean Register releases class rules for membrane-type LNG carriers


    The Korean Register (KR) has developed new class rules that completely revise the existing structural rules for membrane-type LNG carriers.

  • The scope of the ISM Code is likely to eventually extend to more technical measures, according DNV GL's Jarle Coll Blomhoff

    ISM cyber security race starts on 1 January


    Cyber security will take a big step closer to becoming mandatory at the beginning of 2021, writes Paul Gunton

  • The Motorship Propulsion & Future Fuels Live panel will bring together a panel of industry heavyweights

    Panel to provide insight into EU ETS as consultation extended


    The Motorship Propulsion and Future Fuels is hosting a high-level forum to examine the impact of the proposed extension of the EU''s Emission Trading System (ETS) to cover emissions from the maritime sector. The session will be chaired by Lars Robert Pedersen of BIMCO and will include Bo Cerup-Simonsen, Bud ...

  • The Motorship Propulsion & Future Fuels Live panel will bring together a panel of industry heavyweights

    Experts to analyse the impact of ETS extension


    EU proposals to extend the scope of the EU’s Emissions Trading System (ETS) to encompass shipping are potentially far reaching. The Motorship Propulsion & Future Fuels Live is bringing together a panel of industry heavyweights to provide their expert views on this latest development and how they see it affecting ...

  • “We have achieved as much as we could,” believes the WG’s chair, Sveinung Oftedal (credit: IMO)

    ISWG-GHG 7 delivers document to MEPC 75


    ISWG-GHG 7 sent MARPOL amendments brokered by chairman Sveinung Oftedal to MEPC 75 despite difficult discussions about EEXI and uncertainties over the legal status of CII

  • BIMCO is urging the EU not to include shipping in its emissions trading scheme Photo: BIMCO

    Emissions scheme will scupper CO2 reduction


    BIMCO is concerned that the inclusion of shipping in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) will inhibit global action on reducing CO2 emissions.

  • LR anticipates that eCerts could eventually consolidate certification for an entire vessel into one document tracked through one LR number.

    LR to extend eCerts system from late August


    Lloyd’s Register (LR) has announced that it will be extending its electronic certificates (eCerts) capability for new and existing vessels from late August.

  • An LNG carrier (Image: Russian Maritime Register of Shipping, RS)



    The Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) has issued Guidelines on Fatigue Assessment of Ships to underpin the distinguishing marks FTL (years) and FTL (years) Spectral North Atlantic, both introduced last year.

  • Harald Solberg, ceo of the Norwegian Shipowners' Association, (pictured with Norway's prime minister Erna Solberg), noted NSA members will only order vessels with zero-emissions technology after 2030.

    European Green Deal spells more hurdles for shipping


    The IMO’s hard-won 2018 agreement on shipping’s greenhouse gas reduction targets for 2030 and 2050 have now been superseded by more ambitious requirements set forth in last December’s European Green Deal. Once again, the European Commission has forced shipping’s hand, risking the creation of separate emissions regimes in different geographies.

  • A narrowly restrictive EEXI approach would risk penalising early adopters, such as ForSeas' battery-powered 'Aurora' (pictured in Helsingborg). (Image: ForSea Ferries, Photographer/Anders Ebefeldt)

    EEXI approach poses challenges for ferry segment


    If the IMO adopts the Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) approach, the new rules will have a particular impact on the ferry sector, Kari Reinikainen hears.

  • Vistrato guide

    COVID-19 guide to bulk handling


    Vistrato Limited has produced a guide for ships and terminals handling solid bulk cargoes that focuses on minimising physical interactions between ship and shore personnel during loading/unloading operations as required by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • The EU emissions trading scheme was initially focused on heavy industry and power generation but has recently been expanded to cover aviation within the EEA.

    European ETS for shipping moves one step closer


    The European Parliament’s Environment Committee has given the go-ahead today for shipping to be included in the trading bloc’s emissions trading scheme, a move that many in shipping fear will lead to a series of regional regulations and potential disruption to the global supply chain.