Regulation & Policy – Page 7

  • The InvaSave is on track to obtain IMO type approval

    Damen's InvaSave en route for type approval


    Final shipboard tests of Damen’s InvaSave technology have commenced on board of the 800 teu container vessel, Henrike Schepers.

  • One of the facilities in India, Priya Blue Industries

    Transitional measures for ship recycling


    Shipping companies are being advised to use the newly launched Transitional Measures for Shipowners Selling Ships and Recycling.

  • A new industry guide that supports ship NOx emissions reduction strategies

    Fathom publishes new NOx emissions guide


    Fathom Maritime Intelligence has announced the launch of a brand-new industry guide, The Ship Operator’s Guide To NOx Reduction.

  • The IMO confirmed that November ratifications did not trigger the convention’s entry into force

    Requirement for BWM Convention not met


    The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has confirmed that the tonnage requirements for the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention have not been met.

  • BWM convention has been ratified by Morocco, Indonesia and Ghana

    BWM Convention ratification unconfirmed


    Ratification of the Ballast Water Management (BWM) convention has been brought closer to meeting the requirements for entry into force following ratifications by Morocco, Indonesia and Ghana.

  • TIPC wants to take responsibility to create international commercial ports in Taiwan with an emphasis on environmental friendliness

    Taiwanese ports get EcoPort certified


    The ports of Keelung and Taichung have successfully obtained EcoPorts Certification reaching a significant milestone in the history of port development in Taiwan.

  • Paris COP21 Climate Change Conference could bring change to the shipping industry

    A game changer for shipping?


    The 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) has begun in Paris with the aim to reach a new legally binding climate agreement to limit the rise in global warming.

  • News

    ESPO's position on COP21


    The European Sea Port Organisation (ESPO) believes that the 2015 Paris Climate Change Conference (COP21) was a historic milestone for enhancing global collective action and moving towards a low-carbon society.

  • Peter Hinchcliffe: “I am sure IMO Member States will now proceed with new momentum to help the industry deliver ever greater CO2 reductions"

    Where does COP21 leave shipping?


    Although the outcome of the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP21 has been received positively by the shipping industry, there is widespread concern over the absence of an explicit reference to shipping.

  • Indonesia ratifies environment treaty

    Indonesia ratifies ballast water convention


    Indonesia has become the latest country to ratify the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention, according to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).

  • Shipping's CO2 reduction goals exceed government commitments

    CO2 reduction goals


    The United Nations (UNFCCC) has published a synthesis report analysing the impact of the pledges made by 146 nations to reduce CO2 emissions.

  • Aalborg is currently working on an ambitious expansion plan which takes environmental considerations proactively into consideration

    Mitigation schemes in Denmark


    For many years environmental relations have played an important part in the operation and development of ports and port areas. More recently environmental regulations seem to have been both more extensive and complex writes Flemming Elbæk, attorney-at-law, Haugaard·Nielsen Law firm and Lone Kørnøv, professor, The Danish Centre for Environmental Assessment, ...

  • Figure 1: Schematic view of noise sources related to the engines

    Regulation of noise from moored ships


    Ships that are moored in ports need energy but since only few ports and ships are equipped with alternative maritime power, ships generate their own power with auxiliary engines creating noise, writes Rob Witte, DGMR Consultant for construction, industry, traffic, environment and software.

  • Congress 2015

    FEPORT on greenhouse emissions


    FEPORT gave the opening speech at the GreenPort Congress discussing innovations in equipment and new technologies to reduce greenhouse emissions.

  • Le Havre and Nates-Saint-Nazaire were congratulated for achieving PERS certification

    PERS certification at Congress


    The French ports of Le Havre and Nantes-Saint-Nazaire have achieved the Port Environmental Review System (PERS) certification.

  • The Port of Long Beach has surpassed its air pollution reduction milestones set for 2014

    Long Beach surpasses air improvement targets


    The Port of Long Beach has surpassed its 2014 air pollution reduction targets through its air quality improvement programmes which aim to put in place cleaner diesel trucks, low sulphur fuel and increased use of shore power.

  • The IMO aims to reduce the shipping industry's carbon footprint even further

    2016 climate deadline unrealistic


    Shipowners have expressed concerns over a recent European Parliament resolution urging the industry to develop a global policy framework by the end of 2016 which aims to meet carbon reduction targets.

  • The new initiatives will help speed up construction of US infrastructure projects including ports and waterways

    US initiatives to speed up infrastructure


    A new set of actions, including a specific set for environmental reviews, have been announced by the US government to help accelerate construction of critical infrastructure projects in the country.

  • Greg Roberts

    ISO 14001 – why the new changes matter


    With a new version of the international standard for Environmental Management Systems (EMS) published in September, Greg Roberts, Sustainability and UK Expert on the ISO Technical Committee developing guidance for ISO 14001 implementation, explains why the changes are important.

  • Momentum is slowly building in putting a stop of the beaching of end-of-life ships

    Norway stands against beaching


    The NGO Shipbreaking Platform is calling on shipowners to follow in the footsteps of the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association, which has said no to the ''beaching'' of end-of-life vessels.