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    PPR starts work towards sulphur cap


    The IMO’s Pollution Prevention & Response (PPR) sub-committee has launched its efforts towards the ‘consistent and effective’ implementation of the 2020 global sulphur cap.

  • Ships berthed at 11 ports including Shanghai, must adhere to the 0.50% sulphur limit while berthed

    China expands port emissions curb


    China’s Ministry of Transport has expanded a 0.50% sulphur limit for ships operating within three domestic emission control areas (ECAs) to 11 ports.

  • Bendt Bendtsen: “ETS will miss the intended climate target and runs the risk of derailing the IMO process” Photo: Johannes Jansson/ CC-BY-2.5-DK

    EU Emissions Trading Scheme may include shipping


    The European Parliament’s Environment Committee has called for the inclusion of maritime transport into the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), a move which has not gone down well with the industry.

  • Verifavia has performed a gap analysis assessing Dynacom's readiness for the European MRV regulation

    Verifavia audits Dynacom for EU MRV


    Verifavia has commenced a ‘pre-verification GAP-Analysis’ audit for Greek-based Dynacom Tankers Management Ltd.

  • Clarity for ship owners, oil companes and technology providers as 2020 global sulphur cap confirmed

    A mixed bag at MEPC 70


    Clarity on costs and timeframes for environmental compliance is critical for ship owners. In that respect, the 70th sitting of the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee last month was a mixed bag, writes The Motorship editor Gavin Lipsith.

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    Transas calls for IMO connectivity standards


    The IMO should set standards of compliance for the communication connection between ships and shore, according to Transas CEO, Frank Coles.

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    Tier III NOx comes to Europe


    The International Maritime Organization’s Marine Environment Protection Committee has established the next two NOx Emission Control Areas (NECAs) - the Baltic Sea and the North Sea.

  • Clarity for ship owners, oil companes and technology providers as 2020 global sulphur cap confirmed

    IMO sets global sulphur cap for 2020


    The global 0.5% sulphur cap for marine fuel will enter force on 1 January 2020, the International Maritime Organisation’s Marine Environment Protection Committee has agreed.

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    Baltic and North Sea states highlight NOx impact


    The benefits of a NOx emission control area in the North Sea would outweigh costs by up to six times, a study commissioned by Dutch environmental assessment agency PBL has found – but would cost ship owners €282 million burden over nine years.

  • IMO's headquarters will be a hotbed of discussion next week as the seventieth Marine Environment Protection Committee convenes

    MEPC 70 preview: Industry pressure builds


    As the seventieth meeting of the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) looms, industry bodies as well as ship owners and technology suppliers are demanding action on a number of critical points regarding emissions reduction and environmental regulation.

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    European Parliament votes down shipping inclusion in ETS


    The Industry Committee of the European Parliament adopted its report on the EU’s emissions trading scheme (ETS) and stressed that the climate impact of shipping should be regulated at UN level.

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    BIMCO concern over data on available fuel


    BIMCO has voiced its serious concerns about some of the official data that will inform the decision of the MEPC over the implementation date of the 0.5% global sulphur cap.

  • Päivi Luostarinen, permanent representative of Finland to IMO, hands the country's instrument of acceptance to Kitack Lim, secretary general, IMO

    Uncertainties linger as Finland triggers BWM Convention


    The IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention will enter into force on 8 September 2017 after Finland acceded to the treaty on 8 September.

  • Under project Ecoship, real time data provided by the fuel monitoring system enables vessel speed and operation adjustments to be made

    Growing importance of advanced fuel management


    Damian McCann, enginei product manager at Royston diesel power, says that the MEPC’s recent call for the reporting of vessel fuel consumption highlights the growing importance of advanced fuel management systems.

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    ABS partners Greek owners for MRV solution


    Classification services provider, ABS, has completed a project with Greek shipowners to support preparations for implementing the European Union’s Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) regulation for CO2 emissions.

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    St Lucia and Peru ratify BWM Convention


    Saint Lucia land Peru have taken the number of states ratifying IMO''s Ballast Water Management Convention to 52 - representing 34.87% of world tonnage, just 1.13 points shy of the entry into force trigger.

  • Progress on fuel consumption data collection at MEPC 69, while further measures on emissions reduction and energy efficiency improvements remain to be discussed

    IMO progresses on emissions and efficiency


    The 69th meeting of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) has concluded with the approval of mandatory reporting of vessels’ fuel consumption.

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    Peru inches BWM Convention closer


    Peru has become the 50th member state to ratify the IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention, taking the treaty even closer to ratification.

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    Belgium and Fiji ratify BWM Convention


    Belgium and Fiji hav become the 48th and 49th IMO member states to ratify the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention, with ratifying parties now representing 34.82% of world gross tonnage.

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    US Chamber weighs in on MPN decision


    The Chamber of Shipping of America has responded to the US Coast Guard’s preliminary decision on the MPN sampling method.