Tag: Regulation

Towards autonomous shipping: social acceptance and regulatory hurdles
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Towards autonomous shipping: social acceptance and regulatory hurdles

The maritime industry’s progress towards autonomous shipping will largely depend on social acceptance and regulatory developments, says ABB Marine and Ports’ Capt. Eero Lehtovaara. In a discussion on shipping’s automation, Inmarsat, One Sea and ClassNK weigh in on what autonomous shipping means for the maritime industry. Humans in the loop   Capt. Eero Lehtovaara, head...

IMO study shows sharp rise in emissions
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IMO study shows sharp rise in emissions

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from shipping have increased by 9.6 per cent from 2012 to 2018, marking a growth from 977 million tonnes to 1.1 billion tonnes. Emissions continue to rise and experts predict a 50 per cent rise in emissions by 2050. These figures are according to the latest IMO study that has been...

New efficient ships won’t be enough to curb CO2 emissions, say scientists
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New efficient ships won’t be enough to curb CO2 emissions, say scientists

The shipping sector ‘can’t wait’ for new, low-carbon ships to enter its fleet if it is to cut CO2 emissions in line with Paris Agreement targets, according to a University of Manchester study published in the new journal BMC Energy. While measures to cut shipping’s pollution tend to focus on new ships, new research from...

UAE bans MSC vessel for violating HFO carriage ban
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UAE bans MSC vessel for violating HFO carriage ban

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has banned a Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) container ship from entering its waters and ports for one year after the vessel was found to be carrying more than 700 tonnes of heavy fuel oil (HFO) when it docked at Jebel Ali in the UAE. The UAE’s Federal Transport Authority announced...

The ins and outs of scrubbers with Yara Marine
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The ins and outs of scrubbers with Yara Marine

Answers by M.Sc. Chem. Eng. Anders M. Sørheim How important is material quality when selecting a scrubber system? If the intention of a scrubber installation is to operate the scrubber for the lifetime of the vessel, assuming a minimum of 10 years, then the material quality is imperative. A study performed by the American stainless-steel...

5 benefits of IMO 2020
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5 benefits of IMO 2020

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has published an infographic that outlines some of the major benefits of the global sulphur cap that is due to enter into force on January 1, 2020. From 1 January 2020 the global upper limit on the sulphur content of ships’ fuel oil will be reduced to 0.5 per cent...

New DNV GL class notation to boost LPG as marine fuel
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New DNV GL class notation to boost LPG as marine fuel

Classification society DNV GL has developed new class rules and a class notation “Gas Fuelled LPG” for using liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) as fuel in anticipation of growing industry interest. The announcement was made at Marintec China trade fair held in Shanghai this week. DNV GL recognised that there is a growing demand for alternative...

Beware the perfect storm when complying with sulphur 2020 regs
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Beware the perfect storm when complying with sulphur 2020 regs

Low sulphur fuel regulations, set to come into force on January 1, 2020, have the potential to present “the perfect storm” for litigators dealing with disputes between owners, charterers and bunker suppliers in cases of non-compliance, warns a senior lawyer at international maritime law specialist Hill Dickinson. As the shipping industry prepares for the introduction...

Ecochlor prepares gas-freeing fuel tank tech for maritime launch
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Ecochlor prepares gas-freeing fuel tank tech for maritime launch

Ballast water treatment system (BWTS) manufacturer Ecochlor has announced plans to bring the NanoVapor gas-freeing fuel tank technology to the maritime industry. The technology is currently undergoing final testing with Lloyd’s Register for type approval with the expectation of completion in time for the Marintec exhibition held in China next week. Using break-through technology, the...

RightShip adds 2020 compliance check to assessment platform
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RightShip adds 2020 compliance check to assessment platform

RightShip is asking operators of vessels over 8,000 DWT to confirm their compliant fuel choices and ship implementation plans as part of a new compliance assessment to help manage risk and safety ahead of IMO 2020 implementation. Information gathered will be displayed on a per-vessel basis in RightShip’s vetting platform Qi, improving the accessibility of...

CSA disappointed by Malaysia scrubber ban
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CSA disappointed by Malaysia scrubber ban

Members of the Clean Shipping Alliance (CSA) 2020 have expressed disappointment in Malaysia’s decision to prohibit the use of open-loop exhaust gas cleaning systems in its coastal waters. Malaysia recently announced the ban of open-loop scrubbers in its waters and ports, indicating that ships would have to change to a scrubber with a closed-loop mode,...

Malaysia bans open-loop scrubbers
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Malaysia bans open-loop scrubbers

Malaysia has prohibited the discharge of washwater from open-loop scrubbers from ships operating in Malaysian waters and within 12 nautical miles of the nearest land. A statement released by the Malaysian Marine Department confirms the ban and warns shipping companies calling at Malaysian ports to change over to compliance fuel or use closed-loop scrubbers or...