Tag: Regulatory Compliance

Eastern Pacific Shipping secures $40m for scrubbers
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Eastern Pacific Shipping secures $40m for scrubbers

Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) has secured a US $40 million green loan from BNP Paribas for the purchase and installation of scrubbers on a fleet owned by Quantum Pacific Shipping (QPS). The green loan can only be used for investments that are sustainable and have a positive impact on the environment. The loan was made...

Verifavia signs 8 cooperation agreements for IMO DCS
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Verifavia signs 8 cooperation agreements for IMO DCS

Verifavia has announced 8 new cooperation agreements with Recognised Organisations (ROs), supporting the verification of data for the IMO’s DCS (data collection system) regulation. Isthmus Bureau of Shipping (Class IBS), Intermaritime Certifications Services (ICS Class), International Naval Survey Bureau (INSB Class), Marine Consultants, Surveys & Naval Register (MACOSNAR), Overseas Marine Certification Services (OMCS Class), Panama...

Scorpio Tankers confirms 52 scrubbers for retrofit
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Scorpio Tankers confirms 52 scrubbers for retrofit

Scorpio Tankers has announced an agreement to purchase 52 scrubbers worth US $79.6 million. 42 hybrid-ready scrubbers will be fitted across Scorpio’s fleet in 2019 and ten will be retrofitted in 2020. The design of the scrubbers means that they can be upgraded to closed-loop configuration at any time in the future. The agreement includes...

Swiss Climate EcoCare and KR sign MoU on IMO DCS
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Swiss Climate EcoCare and KR sign MoU on IMO DCS

The Korean Register (KR) and Swiss Climate EcoCare have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to provide enhanced IMO DCS (International Maritime Organization, Data Collection System) services to the maritime industry. The MoU was signed with a special focus on mutual cooperation to provide IMO DCS services to the maritime industry. KR, a Recognized Organization...

Scrubbers will best position us for 2020, say DHT CEOs
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Scrubbers will best position us for 2020, say DHT CEOs

DHT CEOs have confirmed the company is neither for nor against scrubbers but has taken the decision to retrofit two thirds of its VLCC fleet (16 vessels) with the technology as they feel this is the best way to position the company ahead of IMO 2020. Trygve P. Munthe and Svein Moxnes Harfjeld, Co-CEOs confirmed...

Singapore scrubber ban a victory, says Tsakos CEO
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Singapore scrubber ban a victory, says Tsakos CEO

The ban of open-loop scrubbers in the port of Singapore is a victory, Mr Nikolas Tsakos, president and chief executive officer, Tsakos Energy Navigation (TEN) and INTERTANKO chairman has said. During a TEN Q3 2018 Earnings conference call, Mr Tsakos said that the 2020 sulphur cap is a refining problem, not a shipping one. He...

MPC Container Ships doubles scrubbers’ order
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MPC Container Ships doubles scrubbers’ order

MPC Container Ships has confirmed it will equip an additional five vessels with scrubbers, following the announcement last month that it would retrofit scrubbers for 2020 compliance. Charters for six scrubber fitted vessels has also been agreed. The charter parties will be initiated after scrubber retrofitting and with a duration into 2022. The scrubber investments are...

Singapore bans open-loop scrubbers in port waters
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Singapore bans open-loop scrubbers in port waters

Singapore is banning the use of open-loop scrubbers in port waters from January 1, 2020. Ships visiting the port from January 2020 when the IMO’s global 0.5 per cent sulphur cap enters into force will be required to use low-sulphur compliant fuel. Ships operating hybrid scrubbers will have to switch to closed-loop mode for compliance....

Alfa Laval BWTS completes USCG testing
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Alfa Laval BWTS completes USCG testing

Alfa Laval has completed tests of its PureBallast 3 ballast water treatment system (BWTS) for United States Coast Guard (USCG) type approval. The technology company has finished additional tests at the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) to verify the biological efficacy of its BWTS with zero holding time. If approved by the USCG, PureBallast...

P&O fined EUR 100,000 for burning high-sulphur fuel
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P&O fined EUR 100,000 for burning high-sulphur fuel

The captain of a P&O Cruise Ship, the Azura, has been fined EUR 100,000 by a Marseille court for burning high-sulphur fuel oil. The ship was found to be bunkering fuel with a sulphur content of 1.68 per cent, which is more than the 1.5 per cent permitted by the EU. The EU Sulphur Directive...

Hong Kong updates fuel reporting requirements
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Hong Kong updates fuel reporting requirements

ClassNK has released a technical notice that details the reporting requirements on sulphur emissions for vessels berthing in Hong Kong waters. Currently, vessels are required to use fuel oils with a sulphur content of no more than 0.5 per cent, liquefied natural gas, or other fuels approved by the Hong Kong authorities. This excludes the...

Subsea7 upgrades BWTS to meet USCG requirements
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Subsea7 upgrades BWTS to meet USCG requirements

An Optimarin Ballast System (OBS) installed on a Subsea7 vessel in 2015 has been upgraded to meet the ballast water treatment system (BWTS) requirements of the United States Coast Guard (USCG). The  OBS was installed on Subsea’s Seven Pacific vessel in 2015. However, this was prior to the OBS USCG type approval that was achieved...