Regulation & Policy – Page 3

  • memorandum

    Ports play a key role in decarbonisation


    ESPO have prepared a memorandum emphasising the role port managing bodies can play as facilitators of the port ecosystem.

  • ship emissions

    IMO adopts emission reduction resolution


    The IMO''s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) has adopted a resolution encouraging voluntary cooperation between ports and shipping sectors to contribute to the reduce of GHG emissions from shipping.

  • seawater

    Sediment unease over scrubbers


    A new industry working group on open loop scrubbers has found that impact on sediment quality is the main concern for UK ports and enclosed waterways.

  • Port of Fujairah

    UAE has “no objection” to open loop scrubbers


    The UAE Federal Transport Authority has publicly confirmed it has “no objection” to ships using open-loop exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS/scrubbers), in its waters.

  • MEPC 74

    Push for review of scrubbers at MEPC 74


    The IMO''s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 74) will consider an EU proposal to start the discussion at international level on the discharges from open loop scrubbers, especially in sensitive and highly regulated areas such as ports.

  • EGCS

    Open-loop scrubbers to stay in use


    The Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 (CSA 2020) said it has received no-objection letters from more than 20 port authorities indicating they won’t ban the use of open-loop scrubbers in their waters.

  • asbestos handling

    Tackling the threat of asbestos in ports


    Ports need to ensure that asbestos is on the radar when planning port development projects, says Denis Morgan, technical and training manager for SOCOTEC Asbestos

  • Paperwork

    Better regulation helps sustainability


    Commitment to sustainable development amongst UK port operators offers a prime opportunity to make environmental regulation more effective.

  • Port of Cape Town

    All EGCS approved in South African ports


    The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) has approved all types of approved exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS) in South African territorial waters and ports under its control, enabling ships fitted with the technology to continue to burn high-sulphur bunker fuel and still comply with the IMO’s 2020 0.5% sulphur ...

  • Port of Hamburg

    Airborne noise notation for ships in ports


    Lloyd’s Register (LR) has released what is believed to be an industry first airborne noise emission notation (ABN) and ShipRight procedure to meet increasing demand for a standard and methodology to control airborne noise emissions from ships in ports.

  • BPO seminar

    Pollution stakeholders discuss challenges


    A recent seminar has evaluated the influence air pollution has on day-to-day operations in ports and cities and highlighted tools available to port authorities seeking to improve their environmental standards.

  • Smart Cruise Conference

    UN SDGs to be adopted by ports


    The World Ports Sustainability Program (WPSP) has launched a plan to integrate UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the business strategies and governance of port authorities to help align them with global sustainability standards.

  • The Port of Fujairah has banned the use of open-loop scrubbers Photo: wikimedia

    Fujairah latest to ban open-loop scrubbers


    The Port of Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates has become the latest port to ban the use of open-loop scrubbers from 2020 over environmental concerns.

  • Maritime 2050

    UK sets eco targets in ‘Maritime 2050’ report


    In the next 5-15 years the UK government will aims for at least one major port in the UK to have zero-emissions across all its ship-side activity.

  • The roundtable was an event from the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action Photo: ©

    Plea for better green incentives from ports


    Incentives from ports need to be better when it comes to environmental improvement, it was argued at a roundtable centred on ports’ role in decarbonising the maritime transport sector at the 2018 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP24) in Katowice in Poland.

  • Clean Air Strategy

    December deadline for air quality strategy


    The UK Government has said it will publish guidelines to advise ports on how to develop effective and targeted Air Quality Strategies by spring, with ports required to have their own strategies by the end of the year.

  • marine waste

    EU bodies agree on port waste facilities


    Representatives from the Presidency of the European Council, the European Parliament and the European Commission have reached a provisional agreement on the proposal for the new EU directive on port reception facilities.

  • Julien Dufour, CEO of Verifavia and Pantelis Chinakis, president & MD INSB class Photo: Verifavia Shipping

    Verifavia announces cooperation agreements


    Emissions verification company, Verifavia, has announced eight new cooperation agreements with recognised organisations (ROs), supporting International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) regulations.

  • ESPO backs the ‘polluter pays’ principle by discouraging the delivery of unreasonable quantities of garbage Photo: Port of Rotterdam

    EU backs ‘polluter pays’ ship waste approach


    The EU Parliament has strengthened ‘polluter pays’ principle for ship waste management during the Port Reception Facilities vote.

  • Tim Morris

    Collective UK air quality action needed


    The UK Major Ports Group (UKMPG) has held a round table briefing on ports and air quality in the UK with all stakeholders being asked to take action to make improvements.