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  • The IMO and Norwegian government have launched the GreenVoyage-2050 project Photo: IMO

    IMO and Norway launch global green project


    The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and government of Norway have launched a major international project to support the IMO''s strategy for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from shipping.

  • The requirement for national governments to introduce electronic information exchange between ships and ports is mandatory under IMO's Convention on Facilitation of International Maritime Traffic (FAL Convention).

    FAL Convention requirement on data exchange enters effect


    A mandatory requirement for national governments to introduce electronic information exchange between ships and ports comes into effect from 8 April 2019.

  • ClassNK has released guidelines helping ship owners comply with the 2020 sulphur cap Photo: ClassNK

    ClassNK releases sulphur cap guidelines


    Classification society ClassNK has developed guidelines to help ship owners comply with the coming sulphur cap in 2020.

  • IMO secretary-general Kitack Lim and Mr. Koji Tsuruoka, ambassador and permanent representative to the IMO (credit: IMO)

    Japan ratifies Hong Kong convention


    Japan has become the tenth state to become a party to the International Maritime Organization''s (IMO) Hong Kong convention, the treaty for safe and environmentally sound ship recycling.

  • Eirik Nyhus: "MEPC 74 is likely to approve the request to open a work item around scrubber discharge regulation"

    IMO “likely” to establish work item on scrubber discharge: DNV GL


    The IMO’s 74th Marine Environment Protection Committee is likely to establish a work item around scrubber discharge regulation but work on the work item will begin at PPR 7 in February 2020, Eirik Nyhus, director of DNV GL’s Environment, Regulatory Affairs in Høvik told a meeting in London on 21 ...

  • Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen: "the recent focus on environmental concerns has stolen some of the focus away from safety." Credit DNV GL

    DNV GL: Reasserting the primacy of safety


    Leading classification society DNV GL’s CEO - Maritime, Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, stressed the need for maritime safety to be placed at the heart of the industry at an industry event in London on Thursday 21 March, adding that the recent focus on environmental concerns has "stolen some of the focus away ...

  • BV completed a remote inspection and audit survey on ‘Bourbon 508’, an OSV stationed off Angola

    Bureau Veritas and Kongsberg Maritime in remote survey first


    MAC, a Bureau Veritas (BV) company and Kongsberg Maritime have successfully tested a new solution for DP system performance and redundancy audits deployed on a Bourbon vessel.

  • There are currently four designated SOx-ECAs worldwide.



    Speaking at a conference held in Madrid on 18 March, a Spanish ministerial representative announced that the Iberian country would support an application to introduce an emission control area (ECA) to limit sulphur oxides (SOx) from ships in the Mediterranean Sea.

  • The Maritime Operational Centre in Høvik, from where remote surveys are being carried out. Other units with remote survey experts are located in Hamburg, Singapore, Houston and Piraeus.

    DNV GL to introduce remote surveys


    Leading classification society DNV GL announced today that all DNV GL classed vessels will be able to request remote surveys for some inspections through the Veracity data platform.

  • Using a more realistic GDP growth scenario results in absolute emissions reductions of 20% by 2050 compared with 2008 (credit: BIMCO)

    BIMCO queries unrealistic scenarios in 4th IMO GHG study


    BIMCO is calling for the Fourth International Maritime Organization (IMO) Greenhouse Gas Study to exclude unrealistic gross domestic product (GDP) growth projections to predict future demand for the shipping industry, and emissions. The proposal has been made to the expert workshop preparing for the study, which is meeting in London ...

  • The Swedish Club has produced a sulphur cap 2020 guide Photo: The Swedish Club

    Swedish Club offers sulphur cap guidance


    Marine insurance firm, The Swedish Club, has produced a guide advising shipowners on the sulphur cap due to come into force in January 2020.

  • RIMS BV has now been certified by eight classification societies for the use of Remote Inspection Techniques (drones) during surveys of enclosed spaces

    Drone inspection specialist receives DNV GL certification


    RIMS BV, a leading remote inspection specialist using drones, has received certifications from DNV GL and the Indian Class Register, for the use of Remote Inspection Techniques (drones) during surveys of enclosed spaces.

  • Hatz's liquid-cooled 4H50TICD, one of a range of engines to recently receive EU Stage V certification Photo: Hatz

    Hatz engines given Stage V certification


    German diesel engine manufacturer, Hatz, has been awarded certification from the German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) for its EU Stage V-compliant engines.

  • IMO secretary general, Kitack Lim and Ümit Yalçin, ambassador and permanent representative of Turkey to the IMO Photo: IMO

    Turkey ratifies Hong Kong convention


    Turkey, one of the five major ship recycling countries, has ratified the International Maritime Organization''s (IMO) Hong Kong convention, the treaty for safe and environmentally sound ship recycling.

  • ABB conducted a remote-control trial operation on passenger ferry Suomenlinna II near Helsinki harbour in 2018

    Finland to permit remote pilotage in waters


    Finland is to permit pilotage to be performed remotely in its territorial waters, after an act of parliament modified the Pilotage Act. The law is expected to enter effect from 1 February 2019.

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    OCIMF outlines VOC emission controls


    The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) has published a technical paper outlining methods to reduce the release of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) during transit and while loading and discharging cargoes.

  • Gard advises crews aboard open-loop scrubber vessels are aware of local requirements

    Gard warns on open loop scrubber discharge rules


    Norway-based insurer Gard has warned members around the introduction of tighter requirements limiting or prohibiting the operation of open loop exhaust gas reduction (EGR) equipment.

  • IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 73)

    Fuel oil consumption data collection begins: IMO


    The IMO has reminded members that from 1 January 2019, ships of 5,000 gross tonnage and above need to start collecting data on their fuel-oil consumption, under the mandatory data collection reporting requirements which entered into force in March 2018.

  • Ships must use low sulphur (0.50%) fuels in the Pearl River and Bohai Rim coastal ECAs from 1 January 2019.

    China has not yet banned open-loop scrubbers: BIMCO


    Chinese regulators have updated part of its domestic emission control area (DECA) regulations with effect from 1 January 2019 but have not yet placed a full ban on open-loop scrubbers as reported widely.

  • News

    China bans use of open-loop scrubber systems


    China has prohibited the use of open-loop exhaust gas cleaning (EGC) systems from 1 January 2019 in coastal emission control areas.