Sounding is a term used for taking measurement of the amount of fluids in the tanks of a ship. Let’s take a look at the importance of taking manual sounding and the method of taking the same.
As a consequence, air borne sulphur emissions has decreased drastically and several studies indicate only minor changes in GHG emissions as a result of the fuel switch.
The two major port State control regimes – Paris MoU and Tokyo MoU – will increase focus on the sulphur limit regulations.
As of 1 June 2015 the port of Antwerp will grant a discount to seagoing ships that use alternative technology to reduce emissions of particulates. The new discount comes on top of the existing ESI discount, which means that in some cases ships can benefit from a 30% reduction in the port dues that have to be paid whenever they call at Antwerp.
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.
The world’s first ship that runs on methanol will soon go international waters. SP handled the necessary fire risk assessment based on SOLAS regulation 17 ” Alternative design and arrangements ”