Regulation & Policy – Page 4

  • MEPC 72 has kicked off in London this week Photo: IMO/flickr/CC BY 2.0

    MEPC 72 kicks off to set initial GHG strategy


    The IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee MEPC 72 takes place from 9 to 13 April with the adoption of an initial strategy on the reduction of GHG emissions from ships one of the key items on the agenda.

  • Dust emissions

    Dust regulations enforce monitoring


    A dust emissions regulation effective June will help reduce the risk of port workers developing of a harmful lung condition caused by exposure to respirable crystalline silica (RCS).

  • Esben Poulsson: “Governments on all sides of the debate are going to need to show far more willingness to compromise”

    ICS warning ahead of IMO climate talks


    Ahead of critical meetings at the IMO which commence on 3 April the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) says that governments must compromise in order to agree a strategy for the further reduction of CO2 emissions.

  • The MARPOL amendments are the latest mandatory requirements aimed at enhancing the energy efficiency of international shipping

    MARPOL Convention amendments come into force


    The new International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) amendments have entered into force, which update ship fuel oil reporting requirements, garbage classification and IOPP certificates.

  • Dr Kostas Gkonis: “Regulation is welcome but should also be measured and wise”

    INTERCARGO says regulation needs to get wiser


    The International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners (INTERCARGO) has re-iterated its commitment to a safe, efficient, high quality and environmentally-friendly dry cargo shipping industry and its support for an industry governed by free and fair competition.

  • Sustainability was among many of the challenges discussed at PEMA's AGM

    Digitalisation to address sustainability challenge


    The digitalisation of ports and terminal operations offers ways to realise a fourth industrial revolution and clean up the environment.

  • The MoU was signed by Kitack Lim, IMO Secretary-General Phil Bennett, First Vice President of the EBRD

    IMO and EBRD partner up for sustainable shipping


    IMO and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) are partnering up to help promote sustainable shipping in the first such arrangement the body has had with a multilateral development bank.

  • RightShip can effectively calculate the theoretical fuel consumption and the equivalent carbon emissions for each individual ship voyage

    Establishing a benchmark to reduce emissions


    Many of the world’s 3,000 plus port cities have poor air quality. Whilst much of that may be down to industrial activities in the area, including rail and air transport, ship and terminal activities can also be significant contributors to poor air quality, writes Wayne Blumenthal, commercial & strategic manager, ...

  • Secretary-General of IMO Kitack Lim

    IMO says GHG goals should be ambitious


    Member states have been told they should set ambitious greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals at the IMO’s 30th assembly session.

  • IMO Intersessional Working Group on Reduction of GHG Emissions

    Mixed views following IMO emissions talks


    Talks by the IMO Intersessional Working Group on Reduction of GHG Emissions from Ships have been “broadly satisfying”.

  • Isabelle Ryckbost

    Ship waste management is ESPO priority


    The call from European ports for an efficient but responsible ship waste management policy will be prioritised by ESPO.

  • Global Maritime Forum

    Decarbonisation task force could galvanise ports


    A maritime-led task force set up to decarbonise shipping may further encourage the decarbonisation of ports.

  • Aqaba is ahead of the game with regards to sustainability, with an emphasis on materiality assessment Photo: Xavi Talleda/Wikimendia CC BY 2.0

    Are sustainable development goals relevant for sea ports?


    In 2015, 193 UN member countries adopted a 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of a new sustainable development agenda, but are they relevant for sea ports? asks Claire Bryant, director, Future Proof Solutions and Jason Sprott, director, Sprott Planning & Environment Pty Ltd.

  • Port of London Authority is on a mission to clean up the Thames

    London port switches its attention to air quality


    With the concern over air quality issue in cities and public health rising, the Port of London Authority (PLA) in the UK is working to develop a new air quality strategy for the Thames.

  • IMO’s MEPC meeting

    Ballast Water Management progress “too slow”


    The installation timeframe for ballast water management systems has been extended until September 2024, prompting some NGOs to say decarbonisation policy is moving too slowly.

  • MEPC 71

    MEPC approves BWM treaty draft amendments


    The IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 71) has approved draft amendments to the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention treaty linking BWM installation implementation schedules to ships’ renewal surveys.

  • Ships participating in ESI

    ESI to evaluate CO2


    The Environmental Ship Index (ESI) will be first sustainable quality mark in international shipping to evaluate the performance of vessels in reducing CO2.

  • Seaspan’s two new ferries delivered this year broke new ground by combining LNG propulsion with ESS Photo: Seaspan

    BV adds hybrid power and battery rules


    Bureau Veritas has consolidated its experience in the field of hybrid vessels with a new series of notations and rules addressing energy storage systems (ESS) to support ship operators in reducing emissions.

  • Peter Mollema

    Ports ready for zero emissions


    Ports are ready to embrace zero emission shipping, Peter Mollema, vice-president of Europe for the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH), has said.

  • 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.