Tag: <span>Regulatory Compliance</span>

MEPC 76 concludes with measures on reducing GHG emissions adopted
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MEPC 76 concludes with measures on reducing GHG emissions adopted

This week, members of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) concluded the 76th session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), and agreed to start considering measures that would directly address shipping’s carbon emissions and support the deployment of sustainable alternative fuels. The Marshall Islands and Solomon Islands proposed a $100/mt global carbon price for the shipping...

DNV launches new Compliance Planner tool
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DNV launches new Compliance Planner tool

DNV has launched Compliance Planner – a new digital tool that enables DNV customers to easily track the requirements and deadlines of legislation for both individual vessels and entire fleets. Compliance Planner presents a full overview of the requirements facing any vessel, or fleet, the requirements already met, those still to be fulfilled, and a...

23 industry players to assess common issues on ammonia as a marine fuel
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23 industry players to assess common issues on ammonia as a marine fuel

23 industry players have set up a “Joint Study” framework for studying common issues on ammonia as an alternative marine fuel. The 23 founding signatories of this Joint Study framework include ABS, Anglo American, ClassNK, DNV, Equinor, Fortescue Metals Group, Genco Shipping & Trading, Jera, K-Line, Man Energy Solutions, Mitsui E&S Machinery, Nihon Shipyard, Ns...

Optimarin turns ballast water treatment digital with new tool
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Optimarin turns ballast water treatment digital with new tool

Norwegian tech company Optimarin has launched a new digital tool that provides real-time monitoring of ballast water treatment systems (BWTS). The solution generates data and automatically transfers it from ship to shore for analytical purposes, helping to make ballast water treatment more effective and efficient, and enabling easier regulatory compliance. The tool connects the BWTS...

Low sulphur fuel adds $20,000 to annual ship operation costs
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Low sulphur fuel adds $20,000 to annual ship operation costs

The introduction of rules last year to reduce ship sulphur emissions is resulting in a significant hike in operational expenditure for ship managers, with the use of low and very low sulphur fuel potentially resulting in system and engine damage, says Sacha Cornell, fleet manager at Norbulk Shipping.  Speaking recently during a webinar organised by trade...

ONEX tanker becomes first vessel to receive DNV SILENT-E notation
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ONEX tanker becomes first vessel to receive DNV SILENT-E notation

ONEX Peace, an Aframax tanker built by Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries and delivered to its owner ONEX, has become the world’s first merchant ship to receive DNV’s SILENT-E notation. The SILENT-E notation ensures ships do not exceed average-to-moderate Underwater Radiation Noise (URN) levels. Vessels with this notation can minimise their impact on marine life and...

Cummins introduces EPA Tier 4/ IMO III engine
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Cummins introduces EPA Tier 4/ IMO III engine

Cummins has launched a new selective catalytic reduction (SCR) aftertreatment system that is being paired with the QSK60 engine to help shipping companies comply with stricter emissions regulations on commercial marine markets in North America. “For a lot of customers in the marine market, uptime is their biggest concern,” said Eddie Brown, market segment leader...

FuelOpt: a smart way to derate engine power output and meet EEXI requirements
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FuelOpt: a smart way to derate engine power output and meet EEXI requirements

Swedish propulsion optimisation expert Lean Marine is helping shipowners to comply with the recently introduced IMO Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) with its FuelOpt technology. FuelOpt has been on the market for almost a decade and works by limiting the shaft power output of a vessel without compromising safety in emergency situations that require...

CSA: restricting scrubbers will delay shipping’s move towards carbon neutrality 
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CSA: restricting scrubbers will delay shipping’s move towards carbon neutrality 

The Clean Shipping Alliance has voiced its concerns around a vote that took place that encourages EU Member States to restrict open-loop Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (EGCS). A decision made at the Transport Committee of the European Parliament will restrict the use of EGCS, also known as scrubbers, without any scientific basis. “Restricting scrubbers purely...

Vessel performance software from OrbitMI joins Kognifai Marketplace
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Vessel performance software from OrbitMI joins Kognifai Marketplace

Kongsberg Digital has signed a partnership agreement with OrbitMI to add its maritime intelligence, compliance, vessel tracking and vessel performance software applications to the Kognifai Marketplace. As of yesterday (March 2), OrbitMI will offer three different applications via Kognifai: Orbit OMI, Orbit Comply and Orbit Reporter, making them available to users of Kongsberg Digital’s data...

Maritec advises shipowners on how to be IMO 2020 compliant
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Maritec advises shipowners on how to be IMO 2020 compliant

Singapore-based independent test and research facility Maritec is advising shipowners on how best to meet IMO 2020 fuel testing requirements following reports of excessive sulphur in some very low sulphur fuel oils. In a Technical Bulletin issued to customers in December, Maritec reports several cases where tested very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO) manifold samples...