Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) stands as one of the two solid pillars that support the maritime industry. Find out everything you want to know about SOLAS in this article.
Among the various emission control applications used in the shipping industry, Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) System comes out to be the most efficient in effectively reducing ship’s NOx emission by 90-95%. Find out more about SCR systems inside the article.
Find the impacts of the third Emission Control Area – The North American Emission Control Area which is applicable for ships trading in areas off the Coasts of Canada, The United States and French majorities of Saint.
Changing over of fuel oils in ship’s main engine and generator is important to keep a check on NOx and SOx emissions while entering Emission control areas (ECA) as mentioned under MARPOL Annex VI- Prevention of air pollution by ships. Find out more about the changing over procedures of fuel on ship’s marine engine and generator.
Nitrogen oxides or NOx is major marine air pollution gas from ship & result of nitrogen present in air reacting with oxides under certain operating conditions.
SOx and NOx substances in Ship’s emissions are the main reasons for pollution and degradation of environment. Ten technologies/ methods mentioned in these article helps to keep a check on these substances.
SEEMP is a special tool of IMO to measure and control GHG emissions from the already existing shipping fleet. Know more about the plan in detail inside the article.
The HNS Convention is an acronym for the IMO’s International Convention on Liability and Compensation for Damage in Connection with the Carriage of Hazardous and Noxious Substances by Sea.
On April 4, 2014, IMO MEPC on its 66th session, agreed on stricter requirements for vessels’ NOx emissions in specific areas, the so called NECAs. During this session the entry into force date of these requirements has been also agreed, although until the final MEPC decision, there was a disagreement for this matter from a number of countries headed by Russia.