The Cyprus Department of Merchant Shipping (DMS) today announced it has extended permission of the use of electronic oil record books (EORB) onboard Cyprus-flagged vessels.
MARPOL - Marine Pollution
Based on the first version Guidelines released in August 2014, the latest version includes the results of joint research and testing on actual Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems.
A federal jury in South Carolina, convicted two chief engineers of the vessel, T/V Green Sky, of falsifying documents in order to conceal illegal discharges of oily bilge waste.
EU should speak with one voice and push to keep the Arctic an area of cooperation, says a resolution adopted by the Foreign Affairs and Environment committees.
Over the course of the year the extent of the shipping industry’s confusion – some would say delusion – on how to clean up its emissions became clear.
The first national workshop under the Global Maritime Energy Efficiency Partnerships (GloMEEP), Project, which aims to support increased uptake and implementation of energy-efficiency measures for shipping, has been held in Georgia.
The IMO Tier III requirements reduce nitrogen-oxide emissions (NOx) by approximately 76% in comparison to a Tier II engine. This requirement only applies to new vessels and engines. It poses a significant challenge to engine designers, as they need to apply NOx-reduction measures with the help of other engine technologies.
ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the global marine and offshore industry, has published the ABS Guide for SOx Scrubber Ready Vessels to support members and clients in preparing newbuilds for future outfitting with a SOx exhaust gas cleaning system (EGCS).
The Global Maritime Energy Efficiency Partnerships Project (GloMEEP), which aims to support increased uptake and implementation of energy-efficiency measures for shipping, was formally launched on Monday 28 September in Singapore, at the IMO-Singapore Future-Ready Shipping 2015 conference.
“The EU Council’s decision to entrust the IMO with the regulation of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from international shipping is a vote of confidence in the international organisation’s ability to deliver” claimed Patrick Verhoeven, ECSA Secretary General following the adoption of the EU Member States’ negotiating position at the UNFCCC in Paris (COP 21).
In advance of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in December, the global shipping industry, as represented by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), has launched some key messages to government negotiators, explaining the impressive progress the industry is making to reduce its carbon footprint.
A new module containing information on audits carried out under the IMO Member State Audit Scheme has been launched on IMO’s web-based information portal, GISIS (the Global Integrated Shipping Information System). The IMO Member State Audit Scheme is intended to provide an audited Member State with a comprehensive and objective assessment of how effectively it […]
The Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMD) has named the first vessel it says broke this year’s updated Emissions Control Area (ECA) rules, with two infractions coming within the first few weeks of the tightened regulations coming into force on January 1, 2015.
Parker Procal, part of the Parker Hannifin Corporation and the leading supplier of Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems (CEMS) for marine applications, has announced that its Procal 2000 emissions analyser has been certified by DNV-GL having met the requirements of MEPC 184(59) Chapter 6 on emission testing of CO2 and SO2, as well as the requirements of the revised MARPOL Annex VI and NOx Technical Code 2008.
In its new 2014 Sustainability Update, Maersk line highlights it is committed to reduce CO2 emissions per container moved by 60% by 2020 compared to levels from 2007.
The MEPC adopted the environmental requirements of the Polar Code and associated MARPOL amendments to make the Code mandatory.
Ships trading in the Polar Regions will have to comply with strict safety and environmental provisions specific to the harsh conditions in the Arctic and Antarctic, following the adoption of the environmental part of the International Code for ships operating in polar waters – Polar Code
The CMA CGM Group is pleased to announce that during the CMA CGM KERGUELEN first call at the Port Klang Port Terminal in Malaysia, the terminal set up a unique arrangement for the vessel: no less than 12 cranes were simultaneously used to match the vessel’s exceptional length (398 meters) and capacity (17,722 TEU), setting a new record for one of the Group’s vessels.
In response to user feedback and an improved understanding of how the publication is used, the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has published the Tenth Edition of the ADMIRALTY Mariners Handbook (NP100), which is available in both printed format and as an e-NP.
The new MARPOL Annex VI ultra-low-sulphur fuel oil regulations came into force as of 1 January 2015 introduced a significant regulatory change with respect to the maximum permissible content of sulphur(S) in marine fuels in designated sulphur emission control areas (SECAs), from max. 1.0% S to max. 0.1% S.
One of the world’s major cruise ships, the Queen Mary 2, is being fitted with a Wärtsilä advanced wastewater treatment system. This installation will enable the vessel to fully comply with the IMO’s requirements concerning the prevention of pollution from ships.
International Chamber of Shipping has agreed that the shipping and bunker refining industries should work to the possibility that the global 0.5% sulphur in fuel cap, required by IMO, is more likely to be implemented worldwide from 2020, rather than 2025.
One of the world’s largest non self-propelled cutter dredger vessels, which is also one of the largest of all cutter dredgers in the world with 5200 kW of cutter power, will feature Wärtsilä engines, both to generate power and to drive the dredging pump.
Ships trading in designated emission control areas will have to use fuel oil on board with sulphur content of no more than 0.10% from 1st January 2015. Learn everything you want to know about the new sulphur limits inside the article.