More Regulation – Page 8

  • 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    The IMO’s hard-won 2018 agreement on shipping’s greenhouse gas reduction targets for 2030 and 2050 have now been superseded by more ambitious requirements set forth in last December’s European Green Deal.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.

  • The project will see "Knowledge Packets" linked into SSI's ShipConstructor CAD design software for direct use in 3D design model workflows. (Image courtesy of Auros)

    ABS Rules Digitised for Automatic Application in CAD Designs


    ABS rules and guidelines are being digitised and linked to CAD modelling software to automatically verify designs developed for shipbuilding and ship repair.

  • RINA's first statutory and class intermediate survey with remote technologies was conducted on a d'Amico Group bulk carrier in June.

    RINA completes statutory and remote surveys remotely


    Classification society RINA has announced that it has successfully completed its first statutory and associated class intermediate surveys with the use of remote technologies.

  • The drone used LiDAR to navigate inside the 19.4 meter high oil tank as GPS-reception was not available in the enclosed space.

    DNV GL successfully concludes autonomous drone inspection test


    Classification society DNV GL has announced that a drone has successfully inspected an oil tank on board an FPSO, and that the live footage streamed by the drone was interpreted in real-time by an algorithm to detect cracks in the structure.

  • Aron Sørensen, BIMCO’s Head of Marine Environment, heads a working group of shipowners, paint manufacturers and service companies that has produced a first draft of a hull cleaning standard.

    First tests of emerging industry-led standard for hull cleaning due in 2020


    BIMCO, the world’s largest shipping association, has moved a step closer to finishing a global set of guidelines covering in-water hull cleaning. A first draft of a standard drawn up by an industry-led working group is being circulated to government regulators and scientific experts, while practical tests of the standard ...

  • A deadline for a SoC to be available for inspection onboard falls on 31 May 2020.

    Deadline to obtain SoC for IMO DCS looms


    The 31 May deadline for shipowners to obtain and display onboard a Statement of Compliance (SoC) to demonstrate compliance with IMO DCS reporting requirements is looming.

  • The Paris MoU has amended its COVID-19 guidance, recognising that a limitation of three months in the guidance may be too short to address the challenges currently being faced.

    Paris MoU revises COVID-19 guidance


    The Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (Paris MoU) is amending its previously drafted guidelines in response to COVID-19 in view of the continuing effects of the crisis. The full guidance is also available for download.

  • The protocols also received the support of the two largest Flag States, Liberia and Panama. Photo: IMO

    IMO backs protocols to facilitate crew changes


    The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has sent a recommended framework of protocols to ensure safe ship crew changes and travel during the Covid-19 pandemic to all IMO member states, the UN and other stakeholders.

  • Commenting on the launch of IACS unified Recommendation on Cyber Resilience, Robert Ashdown, IACS Secretary General, identified network design as the basis for a reliable and robust network.

    IACS publishes unified cyber resilience recommendation


    The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) has published a single, standalone Recommendation on Cyber Resilience (No. 166), consolidating 12 previous recommendations on the issue.

  • Port State Control regimes

    Pragmatic approach for PSC regimes


    Port State Control (PSC) regimes have reported that while the number of physical onboard ship inspections have reduced considerably during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, high-risk ships which may be substandard continue to be targeted.

  • MSC is trialling a new thermal camera based fire detection system aboard the MSC Febe, a sistership of the MSC Gulsun (pictured).

    DNV GL awards new fire safety notation to Gulsun series


    Speaking at a press conference in London yesterday, DNV GL – Maritime ceo Knut Orbeck-Nilssen announced that class society DNV GL had updated its class rules and launched a voluntary ‘FCS’ notation for container vessels.

  • The Indian GSM announced requirements for ship operators of cargo vessels to draw up an inventory of single-use plastics for vessels calling at Indian ports by 31 January 2020.

    Indian GSM clarifies single-use plastic restrictions


    The Indian Directorate General of Shipping (DGS) has issued a clarification around the implementation of Order No.05 of 2019, which prohibits the use of single-use plastic items onboard ships. Cargo ships calling at Indian ports or places must draw up and maintain an inventory of all single-use plastic items onboard ...

  • LR warned that owners and operators must ensure that all servicing done in China should meet revised China MSA requirements but also be acceptable to Lloyd’s Register and/or the ship’s Flag Administration Photo: LR

    China MSA clarifies service supplier localisation exemption


    The Chinese authorities have issued a clarification that new regulations covering the control and monitoring of service suppliers in China are not applicable to foreign service providers which do not require a fixed location workshop and only work on foreign-flagged vessels.

  • The Green Deal, unveiled by President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, appears to be extending the Euro-ETS to shipping by June 2021

    What does the Green Deal really mean for shipping?


    The Green Deal, unveiled by EC President Ursula von der Leyen, is now on the table, but what are we to make of it? The implications certainly require a considered look, writes Stevie Knight.