Regulation & Policy – Page 5

  • Ship emissions

    IMO C02 reduction proposal


    BIMCO, INTERCARGO, International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and INTERTANKO have made a joint proposal to the IMO to reduce international shipping CO2 emissions.

  • Eamonn O’Reilly

    Technology is priority for port decarbonisation


    Stakeholders were urged to channel their energy into new technology to enable ports to embrace decarbonisation at a recent ESPO conference in Barcelona, Spain.

  • News

    Lloyd's low carbon report


    Lloyd’s Register has released its findings from its latest report which examines the outlook for renewables, nuclear, grid and infrastructure as well as energy storage.

  • Greener ship recycling with the help of DNV GL certifications

    DNV GL to certify 50 IHMs


    DNV GL is set to carry out Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) certifications for the Norddeutsche Reederei H. Schuldt’s managed fleet of more than 50 vessels.

  • Expensive lesson: Since it received the fine the Port of Haifa has now taken steps to clean up his act

    Haifa stung by environmental fines


    Israel''s Ministry of Environmental Protection has fined the Port of Haifa 2.2 million shekels ($570,000) for violating air pollution regulations.

  • IMO sets global sulphur cap for 2020

    IMO agrees sulphur cap


    The International Maritime Organisation’s Marine Environment Protection Committee has agreed on a global 0.5% sulphur cap and established the next two NOx Emission Control Areas (NECAs).

  • ort-related CO2 emissions are projected to increase from current levels

    EPA reports on port strategy


    The latest US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) study has found that technology standards and fuel sulphur limits are expected to significantly reduce emissions, but there is still a lot more than can be done.

  • The reduction of GHG emissions from ships is on the agenda for MEPC 70

    Shipping industry lobbies for change


    Ahead of the forthcoming 70th Session of the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), shippers have been lobbying hard to secure increased environmental legislation for the industry.

  • Bremen, Moerdijk, and Tangier MED achieved PERS certification

    Ports get PERS certified


    The Ports of Bremen/Bremerhaven in Germany, Moerdijk, the Netherlands, and Morocco’s Tangier MED have achieved PERS certification.

  • VTP has developed its own environmental management system in accordance with recommendations from VPA

    A natural choice for the GreenPort Congress


    This year’s host of the GreenPort Cruise and Congress is the Venice Port Authority, a natural choice because the area is a world heritage site which has to find pioneering solutions to environmental issues in order to stay competitive, writes Anne-Marie Causer.

  • Finland has acceded to the IMO's Ballast Water Management Convention

    Ballast Water Convention enters into force


    The IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention will enter into force on 8 September 2017 after Finland acceded to the treaty, but there are concerns that shipowners are still without treatment systems approved for global use.

  • The Green Award Foundation and RightShip are increasing their collaboration to promote sustainable shipping

    Green collaboration for sustainable shipping


    The Green Award Foundation and RightShip are to increase their collaboration to promote safe, sustainable shipping.

  • News

    Californian climate bill woes


    There is an amount of uncertainty surrounding a new climate bill which will affect US Californian ports and how this will affect them competitively.

  • News

    Universal carbon counting method


    The Global Logistics Emissions Council (GLEC) has released a universal method to calculate the carbon footprint of the logistics supply chain.

  • ESPO has defined a roadmap to simplify administration and facilitate trade

    ESPO roadmap to cut 'red tape'


    The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) and its members have developed a roadmap defining ambitious but realistic steps towards simplifying administration and facilitating trade.

  • Lorène Grandidier, vice chair of the PEMA Safety & Environment Committee

    PEMA explores key issues for port operations


    The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) has published three information papers exploring key issues for port and terminal operations to include shore side power and lighting technologies.

  • New brochure on sustainable terminals released by FEPORT

    FEPORT sustainable terminals


    FEPORT members have released a new publication regarding the environmentally friendly actions it has been implementing through European ports.

  • Reducing CO2 emissions will be the topic of discussion at a symposium in Antwerp

    Shipping towards decarbonisation


    Representatives from the European Community Shipowner’s Association (ECSA) together with the Royal Belgian Shipowners (RBSA) and Wärtsilä are joining forces to help create a sustainable, CO2-neutral economy.

  • News

    ICS urges alignment on CO2 rules


    The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is urging the EU to align CO2 emissions monitoring regulation with the mandatory worldwide reporting regime agreed by the IMO, warning that the current system is ‘completely unfit for purpose’.

  • ESPO has brought together all of the cruise organisations to work in a cohesive fashion towards best practice

    Best practice for cruise and ferry ports


    The ESPO conference 2016 saw the launch of the organisation’s Code of Practice for cruise and ferry ports, which aims to instill good practices at each port in Europe.