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Green News

IMO Infographic: 10 years of action on GHG emissions from shipping
Green News

The year 2021 marks a decade since IMO adopted the first set of mandatory energy efficiency measures for ships, on 15 July 2011, as part of MARPOL. As such, IMO shared an infographic providing a timeline of actions to cut GHG emissions from shipping.

Canada’s new Ballast Water Regulations: What to know
Green News

Transport Canada shared a bulletin providing general information about the new Ballast Water Regulations which came into force on 3 June 2021. The regulations apply to Canadian vessels everywhere and to foreign vessels that are in waters under Canadian jurisdiction.

Industry needs to give to ship recycling regime the attention it deserves
Green News

In an exclusive interview with SAFETY4SEA, Dr Nikos Mikelis, Non-executive Director, GMS, provides updates of the regulatory scheme surrounding ship recycling and the current situatio n in ship recycling yards.

IMO MEPC 76 approves indicative example of bunker supply licence
Green News

The International Bunker Industry Association announced that an indicative example of a licence for fuel oil supply has been approved by the 76th session of the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 76).

MOL to start R&D on large-scale liquefied CO2 carrier
Green News

Japanese shipping company MOL announced launch of research and development (R&D) to complete the basic design of a large-scale liquefied CO2 carrier.

Carbon intensity measures on LNG carriers to rise emissions, Rystad says
Green News

If the IMO’s proposed carbon intensity reduction target is applied to the world’s fleet of LNG carriers, the net result for the planet will be negative, as the global savings in the vessels’ CO2 emissions will be dwarfed by the pollution from gas-to-coal switching that the move would cause in Asia, new analysis by Norwegian intelligence firm Rystad Energy finds.

Regulatory Update

Requirements for reefers carrying frozen fishery products to the EU
Regulation

The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) outlines the requirements for refrigerated cargo ships carrying frozen fishery products to countries in the European Union (EU) in order to comply with EU regulations.

USCG: Updated guidance to marine inspectors on Subchapter M towing vessels
Regulation

The US Coast Guard issued two policy letters providing updated guidance for Officers in Charge, Marine Inspection with respect to harbor assist towing beyond the boundary line and use of doublers on Subchapter M towing vessels.

Best practices to avoid soybean cargo damage
Regulation

In consideration of the SPC Ruling and the Customs’ new requirement, Wang Jing & Co. would suggest P&I Clubs and Owners pay attention to the followings so as to mitigate loss.

EU approves extension of Danish scheme for shore power
Regulation

The European Council has approved an extension of the Danish scheme for reduced charges for shore power for ships until June 2027.

IMO bans paint substance cybutryne as toxic
Regulation

During the 76th session of the Maritime Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC 76), the IMO has banned the use of cybutryne in antifouling systems (AFS) from 1 January 2023.

First international treaty to address violence and harassment comes into force
Regulation

The first international treaty on violence and harassment in the world of work comes into force on June 25th 2021, two years after it was adopted by the ILO’s International Labour Conference (ILC).

What's the Latest

Crew Welfare Survey

Addressing Crew Welfare in the COVID-19 era
The Crew Welfare Survey is an industry initiative, running within Q2,& Q3 of2021, with the aim to provide a full picture with structured feedback of COVID-19 impact on the crew and identify a roadmap to improve on an organization and industry level.

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