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Polar Code Enters into Force

Polar Code, the new regulation for ships operating in Arctic and Antarctic waters, has entered into force on ...

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New Rules on the Horizon

Emissions regulations have a big impact on the maritime industry. What is coming and are the new standards workable ...

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RS Develops Polar Code Guide for Shipowners

Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) has completed the research work aimed at developing the Polar Water ...

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ECSA Backs EU Polar Shipping Policy

European Community Shipowners’ Association (ECSA) has adopted a position paper endorsing a number of actions ...

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ESPO: IMO Must Deliver on CO2 Cap for Shipping

Europe should pile on the pressure on the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) to increase efforts and submit ...

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EU Parliament Gives Nod to Port Regulation

On December 14, 2016, the European Parliament supported a set of new rules governing ports in the European Union ...

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EU MEPs Make Waves with Call to Include Shipping into ETS

The European Parliament’s Environment Committee has called for the inclusion of maritime transport into the EU ...

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Interview: Tackling the Rise of Vessel Traffic in the Arctic

As the global demand for commodities continues to increase and the Arctic summer sea ice continues shrinking, the ...

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Hong Kong Gov't to Enforce New Anti-Fouling Regulation

On January 1, 2017, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of ...

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IMO's BWM Regulation to Boost Tanker Scrapping Activity

Weakness in freight rates will increase tanker shipping demolitions over the next two years, with the trend ...

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ECSA: EU Should Push to Make CO2 Roadmap Work

European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) has invited the European policy makers and all ...

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ICS: IMO Could Set Initial CO2 Reduction Goals by 2018

The recent International Maritime Organization (IMO) agreement on a CO2 Road Map for shipping is a significant ...

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IMO Designates North Sea, Baltic Sea as NECA

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has designated the North Sea and the Baltic Sea as NOx Emission ...

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IMO Sets 2020 Date for 0.5% Global Sulphur Cap

The implementation date for the 0.5% global sulphur cap is set for 2020, the International Maritime Organization ...

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BIMCO: IMO Study on Low Sulphur Fuel Availability 'Flawed'

International shipping association BIMCO has raised concerns over data on available fuel ahead of Marine ...

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Shipowners Urge IMO to Set Timeline to Cut GHG Emissions

The world’s national shipowner associations represented by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) have urged ...

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IMO Urges More States to Ratify the London Protocol

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has urged Governments to ratify the London Protocol treaty which ...

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IMO’s BWM Convention to Enter Into Force in September 2017

With Finland’s accession of the International Ballast Water Management Convention, the International Maritime ...

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USCG Denies Appeals from BWMS Manufacturers

Four ballast water treatment system manufacturers have received the final agency action from the United States ...

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IBIA: Could Brexit Ease Sulphur Restrictions?

The prospect of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union has raised a number of questions regarding the status ...

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Shipowners Reject Concept of EU Ship Recycling Licences

The European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) and the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), which ...

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EU: Financial Incentive Could Enhance Sustainable Recycling

Ships regardless of their flag should not be allowed to call at any EU port without a ship recycling license to ...

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IMO's VGM Rules for Containers Come into Force

A new regulation requiring the gross mass of a container to be verified before it is loaded onto a ship enters into ...

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EU's CO2 Regulations Must Line Up with International Rules

The member national shipowners’ associations of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) have agreed to ...

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Maritime NZ: IMO Softens Transition to New SOLAS Rules

In light of the upcoming SOLAS container weight verification requirement and concerns over the transition to the ...

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IMO's MSC Gives Nod to Ship Construction Rules from 12 ROs

Ship construction rules for oil tankers and bulk carriers submitted by 12 classification societies comply with the ...

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US Container Weight Rules Same as in IMO's SOLAS

The existing U.S. laws and regulations for providing verified container weights are equivalent to the requirements ...

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