Tag: Regulatory Compliance

NAVTOR integrates Total Marine enviro regs into voyage planning
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NAVTOR integrates Total Marine enviro regs into voyage planning

Norwegian maritime e-navigation specialist NAVTOR has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Florida-based Total Marine Solutions (TMS). The agreement will see NAVTOR integrate TMS’ Ocean Guardian product into the NavStation digital chart table, allowing users to gain a real-time overview of all relevant environmental rules and regulations. The increasing number of environmental regulations can...

From paper to digital: the evolution of e-navigation
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From paper to digital: the evolution of e-navigation

Advanced digital technologies and increasing bandwidth capacities are facilitating the rapid exchange of data between ship and shore, improving the safety and fuel-efficiency of maritime voyages. One area that has benefitted from the progression of digital solutions is navigation. We spoke with ChartCo’s chief commercial officer, Howard Stevens, about the journey from paper-based to digitally-driven...

Scrubber wash water not harmful to environment, finds study
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Scrubber wash water not harmful to environment, finds study

The Clean Shipping Alliance (CSA) 2020 has welcomed the preliminary results of an independent study presented by Dutch research organisation CE Delft, that indicates accumulated concentrations of exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS, or “scrubbers”) wash water components are at very low levels and well below applicable regulatory limits. The study, presented to international delegates of...

Total Marine and NAVTOR sign MoU to optimise voyage planning
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Total Marine and NAVTOR sign MoU to optimise voyage planning

Total Marine Solutions (TMS) and NAVTOR have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the integration of Ocean Guardian’s environmental rules into NAVTOR’s voyage planning software, as well as to allow NAVTOR to offer Ocean Guardian’s environmental planning tool as a stand-alone system. Developed by TMS, Ocean Guardian is a digital tool that provides shipboard...

BIMCO and INTERTANKO publish scrubber Q&As
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BIMCO and INTERTANKO publish scrubber Q&As

BIMCO and INTERTANKO have jointly published Q&As addressing the contractual implications owners and charterers should keep in mind when chartering ships fitted with scrubbers. The Q&As highlight the key charter party clauses and concepts which should be reviewed for both time and voyage charter parties. The Q&As consist of three parts. The first part deals...

Fleet analytics tool eases MRV reporting procedure
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Fleet analytics tool eases MRV reporting procedure

Swedish company Lean Marine has helped to alleviate workload associated with the filing of data and verification of emission reports required under the European Union (EU) Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification (MRV) regulation. Lean Marine introduced its Fleet Analytics tool ahead of the first MRV reporting period, which requires ships above 5,000 GT to monitoring, report,...

Greek line caught violating fjords’ sulphur limit
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Greek line caught violating fjords’ sulphur limit

Greek company Global Cruise Lines has been fined 700,000 NOK for violating sulphur fuel limits in Norway’s World Heritage Fjords. The Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) found Global Cruise Lines’ vessel, Magellan, to have entered two world heritage fjords with sulphur values far beyond the legal limit values. On March 1, 2019 new environmental requirements for...

Carnival rolls out ChartCo’s Regs4Ships service
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Carnival rolls out ChartCo’s Regs4Ships service

Carnival Cruise Line has announced the roll out of ChartCo’s regulation management solution, Regs4Ships, across its entire fleet. Prior to signing the new contract with Carnival Cruise Line, ChartCo supplied 75 per cent of the fleet of its parent company Carnival Corporation, including Princess Cruises, Holland America, P&O Cruises, Costa, Aida, Cunard Line and Seabourn....

USCG approves second Wärtsilä BWMS
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USCG approves second Wärtsilä BWMS

Wärtsilä’s Aquarius UV ballast water management system (BWMS) has been granted United States Coast Guard (USCG) type approval. This is the second BWMS by Wärtsilä to receive USCG type approval. The Wärtsilä Aquarius EC (Electro-Chlorination) system was previously granted approval. This technology uses a simple two-stage process involving filtration and electro-chlorination, whereas the Aquarius UV...

ABS supports ballast water compliance ahead of IMO retrofit window
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ABS supports ballast water compliance ahead of IMO retrofit window

ABS has published its 2019 Ballast Water Management Advisory providing critical advice to owners in advance of the five-year window beginning September 2019, requiring retrofits of ballast water management systems (BWMS) on existing ships. “We anticipate roughly 6,000 vessels per year over the next five years will need to be retrofitted with BWMS to meet...

Høglund launches dedicated power solutions business
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Høglund launches dedicated power solutions business

Marine solutions and system integrator Høglund Power Solutions has announced plans to expand its range of solutions for the battery and hybrid sectors. As part of the expansion, electrical contractor Acel and E. F. Invest will come onboard as co-owners of Høglund Power Solutions AS, creating a one-stop shop for energy-efficient and future-orientated electrical power...

20 ports confirm no plan to ban open-loop scrubbers
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20 ports confirm no plan to ban open-loop scrubbers

The Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 (CSA 2020) has received written approvals and no-objection letters from several Port Authorities around the world indicating they have no intention of banning the use of open-loop scrubbers in their waters. Following successful meetings between port officials and CSA 2020 Executive Committee members, the ports approached indicated that they do...