More Regulation – Page 11

  • Four in every five of the shippers/BCOs participating stated that they had yet to receive clarity from their providers as to how any fuel costs would be met Photo: Drewry

    Growing unease around fuel cost transparency


    There is considerable unease among global shippers and freight forwarders ahead of the IMO’s 2020 global emissions regulations due to come into force on 1 January 2020.

  • The Liberian Registry wants to help shipowners and operators meet their responsibilities Photo: The Liberian Registry/Youtube

    Call for early reporting of fuel availability


    Liberia is making a call to the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee for early reporting on the availability of fuel oil compliant with the 0.50% sulphur limit well in advance of 1 January 2020.

  • Early implementation of the Yangtze River Delta ECA will mean ships must use low-sulphur (0.5%) fuel in the area from October

    China advances Yangtze ECA implementation


    Ships navigating and berthing in the Yangtze River Delta emission control area (ECA) will have to burn 0.5% sulphur fuel from 1 October, three months earlier than originally planned, after a last-minute notice from the Shanghai Maritime Safety Administration.

  • Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen

    DNV GL releases autonomous class guideline


    DNV GL has released a new class guideline covering autonomous and remotely operated ships to meet growing levels of autonomy in shipping.

  • Ship emissions

    IMO study considers Mediterranean SOx ECA


    A new IMO study will assess the benefits, costs and feasibility of implementing an emission control area (ECA) to limit sulphur oxides (SOx) from ships in the Mediterranean Sea.

  • Industry associations have submitted proposals to safeguard safety and prevent unfair penalties after the sulphur cap is enstated

    July meeting critical for smooth sulphur transition


    A coalition of industry associations have urged IMO member states to make progress at a meeting to discuss sulphur cap implementation challenges next month.

  • IMO's London headquarters will host discussion on regulating for autonomous vessels as part of this week's Maritime Safety Committee meeting

    MSC takes up IMO autonomy discussion


    The International Maritime Organization (IMO) will discuss how it can begin to regulate for autonomous vessels at the ninety-ninth meeting of the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), starting this week.

  • Poulsson anticipates a teething period after the cap’s introduction during which suitable compliant fuel might not always be immediately available

    ICS sees sulphur cap teething problems


    Time is running out for the industry to prepare for the introduction of the IMO’s global fuel sulphur cap in 2020, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has warned.

  • MEPC 72 has kicked off in London this week Photo: IMO/flickr/CC BY 2.0

    IMO sets initial GHG strategy


    At last week''s MEPC meeting, the IMO set an absolute target for greenhouse gas emissions reduction across the global maritime industry for the first time.

  • MEPC 72 has kicked off in London this week Photo: IMO/flickr/CC BY 2.0

    MEPC 72 kicks off to set initial GHG strategy


    The IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee MEPC 72 takes place from 9 to 13 April with the adoption of an initial strategy on the reduction of GHG emissions from ships one of the key items on the agenda.

  • The briefings back a region-wide regulation that applies to the entire Arctic

    New briefings back Arctic-wide HFO regulation


    A series of new briefings which look at the use of heavy fuel oil (HFO) in the Arctic suggest that a region-wide regulation regardless of flag would offer the best protection against pollution.

  • Esben Poulsson: “Governments on all sides of the debate are going to need to show far more willingness to compromise”

    ICS warns EU compromise needed on Paris Agreement


    Ahead of critical meetings at the IMO which commence on 3 April the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) says that governments must compromise in order to agree a strategy for the further reduction of CO2 emissions.

  • Dr Kostas Gkonis: “Regulation is welcome but should also be measured and wise”

    Intercargo says regulation needs to get wiser


    The International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners (Intercargo) has re-iterated its commitment to a safe efficient and environmentally-friendly dry cargo shipping industry plus its support for an industry governed by free and fair competition.

  • Underwater noise control

    New underwater noise notation


    Lloyd’s Register (LR) has released a new underwater noise notation and ShipRight procedure on underwater radiated noise to help shipowners minimise underwater noise emissions when operating in sensitive environments.

  • The MARPOL amendments are the latest mandatory requirements aimed at enhancing the energy efficiency of international shipping

    MARPOL Convention amendments come into force


    The new International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) amendments have entered into force which update ship fuel oil reporting requirements, garbage classification and IOPP certificates.

  • Speed restrictions would distort the market, benefit inefficient ships and force cargo onto the roads, says Danish Shipping

    Denmark rejects speed restriction as GHG measure


    One of the world’s most environmentally progressive flag states, Denmark, has rejected the imposition of speed restrictions as a measure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  • ClassNK has been looking to utilise data collected on board of vessels and at shipping companies for both EU MRV and IMO-DCS

    ClassNK support for IMO fuel consumption reporting


    ClassNK Consulting Service Co Ltd has launched a support service for setting up a Data Collection Plan in order to support the Fuel Consumption Reporting system IMO Data Collection System (DCS).

  • Fine detail of some of the most important envrionmental regulations facing shipping will be under discussion at PPR5

    Sulphur and BWMS enforcement key at PPR5


    The implementation and enforcement of sulphur and ballast water regulations are among important environmental issues to be discussed at the fifth meeting of IMO’s Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR) subcommittee in London this week.

  • "There will be higher expectations on everyone in the industry to perform better. Naturally that will come at some cost." Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO, DNV GL Maritime

    Class for a complex future


    In his role as CEO of DNV GL Maritime, and as the current chairman of IACS, Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen is at the vanguard of modernising class during a period of unprecedented change. He spoke to Gavin Lipsith.

  • News

    Lloyd’s Register unveils fast-track type approval


    Class society Lloyd’s Register has used the International WorkBoat Show in Miami to launch a new online type approval service that offers a faster route to assurance.