Tag: Regulatory Compliance

Denmark deploys drones to monitor ships’ sulphur emissions
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Denmark deploys drones to monitor ships’ sulphur emissions

The Danish Maritime Authority is deploying Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) to monitor ship emissions around the Great Belt where tankers transit on their way to and from the Baltic Sea. The RPAS will specifically measure the ships’ sulphur emissions to check compliance with EU rules governing the sulphur content of marine fuel. The RPAS...

A consultant’s environmental view on scrubber technology
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A consultant’s environmental view on scrubber technology

It is a universal truth that sulphur emissions cause severe health problems to humans which result in premature deaths; let alone the effects of acid rain on the marine environment and land areas. I hope most environmental scientists, if not all, will not dispute the following argument: there is no point in using open loop...

The final countdown…the 2020 sulphur cap
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The final countdown…the 2020 sulphur cap

Marine insurance firm Gard has published an article on meeting the IMO’s 2020 sulphur cap and how owners and charterers can work with their counterparties to manage the transition to low sulphur fuels. The article published below was written by Sammy Christopher Smallbone, Lawyer, Tokyo.  The cap means that the sulphur content of fuel oil used on...

Genoil converts HSFO to LSFO
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Genoil converts HSFO to LSFO

Canada-based Genoil has announced that its technology to convert high sulphur heavy fuel oil (HSFO) from 1.72 per cent sulphur content to 0.38 per cent sulphur content has been witnessed by Lloyd’s Register (LR). The company, which researches and develops desulphurisation technology has trialled its Hydroconversion Upgrader (GHU) under the watch of classification society LR....

BIO-UV optimises ballast water holding time
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BIO-UV optimises ballast water holding time

Ballast water treatment system (BWTS) manufacturer BIO-UV Group has found a way to reduce the time treated ballast water has to be held onboard prior to discharge, enabling faster and more efficient operations for shipowners and operators trading in different areas. The holding time, which is the minimum period between the uptake and discharge of...

Visser Shipping secures scrubbers for 2020
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Visser Shipping secures scrubbers for 2020

Dutch shipping company Visser Shipping has signed a contract to outfit three of its 9.0 MW containerships with a new scrubber system developed by Value Maritime. The hybrid-ready scrubber is a small prefabricated, pre-installed, “plug and play” system in a 20ft transportable casing, that filters sulphur and ultrafine particulate matter (PM 2.5) from a vessel’s...

ClassNK publishes Ship Implementation Plan sample for 2020 compliance
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ClassNK publishes Ship Implementation Plan sample for 2020 compliance

ClassNK has published an example of a Ship Implementation Plan for achieving compliance with the IMO’s 5 per cent global sulphur cap. The document provides shipping companies with an example of how to implement a plan to show their preparations for compliance with the 2020 sulphur limit. The example plan, which can be viewed from...

Milestone for ChartCo with 1,250 orders for EnviroManager
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Milestone for ChartCo with 1,250 orders for EnviroManager

ChartCo’s EnviroManager solution for environmental compliance management has achieved more than 1,250 orders for use on vessels worldwide. The solution enables crews onboard any vessel to stay up-to-date with national, international and regional environmental regulations and ensure the vessel is complying with the requirements. EnviroManager can help with issues such as vessel discharges, giving clarity...

Clarity and stability the backbone to sustainable shipping, says Costas Iacovou
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Clarity and stability the backbone to sustainable shipping, says Costas Iacovou

Clarity, stability, and certainty make up the backbone of a strategy for sustainable shipping and environmental security, Mr Costas Iacovou, permanent secretary, Shipping Deputy Ministry, Republic of Cyprus told delegates of Digital Ship’s Vessel Performance Optimisation forum in Cyprus last week. In his keynote speech, the permanent secretary said that in order to achieve a...

NYK secures $81m loan for scrubbers and green projects
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NYK secures $81m loan for scrubbers and green projects

NYK has entered into a 9 billion yen (US $81 million) syndicated loan agreement to fund environmentally-friendly projects and the installation of scrubbers for the reduction of sulphur oxides (SOx) emissions and IMO 2020 compliance. NYK’s medium-term management plan includes the integration of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives into management strategy by establishing new...

North American Tankers shuns scrubbers for 2020 compliance
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North American Tankers shuns scrubbers for 2020 compliance

Scrubbers are not a solution for Nordic American Tankers (NAT), the company has announced, preferring alternative methods for compliance with the IMO’s 2020 global sulphur cap. NAT sees the increasing number of ports prohibiting or imposing strict requirements on the use of scrubbers as too greater risk. NAT has therefore decided not to use scrubbers...

Stena Bulk invests $55m in scrubbers
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Stena Bulk invests $55m in scrubbers

Stena Bulk is investing US $55 million in the retrofit of 16 scrubbers for ten of its IMOIIMAXes, five Suezmaxes and one of standard MR. The total cost covers equipment, installation, and time out of service. Payback time of investment is between 1.5 and 2.5 years, which has already been secured by hedging the fuel...