Regulation & Policy – Page 4

  • 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.

  • Mark Simmonds: "This Charter underlines the BPA’s commitment to sustainable development and working constructively with industry, Government and environmental groups" Photo: BPA

    BPA publishes sustainable development charter


    The British Ports Association has published a new sustainable development charter which aims to support the dual aims of creating a strong and healthy environment and a thriving economy in which ports can grow.

  • The Waste Reception Facilities Directive aims to better protect the marine environment and decrease the administrative burden for stakeholders Photo: IMO

    ESPO calls for firmer polluter pays principle


    ESPO has welcomed the latest review of of the Waste Reception Facilities Directive but says it needs a firmer ‘polluter pays’ principle.

  • Photo: MEPC 72 set an absolute target for greenhouse gas emissions reduction across the global maritime industry Photo: IMO/flickr/CC

    ICS offers insight into the Paris Agreement


    The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has launched a new publication that explains what the Paris Agreement could actually mean for international shipping.

  • Delegates were warned at the start of the second day that the effects of climate change would effect harbour masters' job load

    Climate risk high on harbour masters’ agenda


    Protecting infrastructure from the fallout of climate change was high on the agenda at the 11th International Harbour Masters Congress.

  • Satu Kaivonen

    Unified environmental voice needed


    Ports are moving in the right direction to decrease emissions but there is a lack of global research on how ports are handling impact management, an environmental specialist has stressed.

  • TOC Europe 2017

    Environmental efficiency focus at TOC Europe


    Five authors from PEMA’s technical committees will present three new papers on terminal safety, process automation and environmental efficiency at TOC Europe 2018.

  • 'Future of the Fjords'

    Norway adopts zero-emissions regulations in world heritage fjords


    The Norwegian Parliament has adopted a resolution to halt emissions from cruise ships and ferries in the Norwegian world heritage fjords as soon as technically possible and no later than 2026 to make the fjords the world’s first zero emissions zone at sea.

  • Container ships

    PRF Directive fixed fee could result in an “unreasonable” amount of garbage


    ESPO claims the proposed revision of the Port Reception Facilities (PRF) Directive to incentivise port waste facilities users to deliver by introducing the 100% fixed fee could result in "unreasonable" amounts of garbage.

  • Peter Hinchcliffe: “This is a ground-breaking agreement – a Paris Agreement for shipping”

    IMO sets first industry wide emissions strategy


    The IMO has set an absolute target for emissions reduction across the entire maritime industry for the first time in history.

  • 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”.