Regulation & Policy – Page 6

  • Most agree that progress was made at MEPC 69 Photo: Flickr/IMO.UN

    Progress on CO2 reduction


    The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has approved mandatory requirements for ships to record and report their fuel consumption.

  • Kitack Lim, IMO secretary-general

    Opening address at MEPC 69


    The first of two Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) meetings to be held this year began in London on 18 April at the IMO headquarters.

  • Big decisions are expected from MEPC 69 which is taking place from 18-22 April

    What can we expect from MEPC 69?


    Significant decisions on environmental regulations affecting shipping are expected at the 69th session of the Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC).

  • Alastair Fischbacher: “It is critical that the IMO urgently sets out a robust and ambitious plan and framework that sees the industry take responsibility for reducing its emissions output” Photo:

    Call to commit to reduced emissions


    The Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) has called on the IMO to show its true commitment to reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions from shipping at the forthcoming Marine Environmental Protection Committee meeting (MEPC 69) beginning on 18 April 2016.

  • Terminal operators across Europe are taking a proactive approach to reduce carbon emissions from ports

    Proactive approach of terminal operators in carbon emission reductions


    The reduction of carbon emissions is one of the major challenges facing the European transport chain. For many years terminal operators have taken concrete steps to reduce their emissions, writes Lamia Kerdjoudj-Belkaid, FEPORT secretary general.

  • Anna Larsson of Trident Alliance and Robin Meech, chairman of IBIA

    IBIA and Trident Alliance join forces


    The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) and the Trident Alliance have joined forces to try to ensure that an important cap on emissions is met.

  • The California Air Resources Board has fined a Chinese shipping company for violating clean air regulations

    Chinese shipping company fined for violating regulations


    The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has fined the China Navigation Co. Pte. Ltd. $129,500 for failing to switch its engines over from heavy diesel bunker fuel to cleaner, low-sulphur fuel when close to the California coast, as required by state law.

  • Shipping could be responsible for 17% of global CO2 emissions by 2050

    Climate target ‘impossible’ without curbing shipping emissions


    The 1.5/2°C climate warming limit agreed at the recent Paris summit will be impossible to meet unless Europe and the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) introduce measures to cut shipping emissions, warn Seas at Risk and Transport & Environments (T&E).

  • News

    Drones used to monitor pollution in Bosphorus Strait


    Istanbul’s Metropolitan Municipality will use surveillance drones to prevent further pollution of the Bosphorus Strait according to local media reports.

  • EU backing international regulator frame work principle Photo: @Bulc_EU

    European Commission backs IMO


    Kitack Lim, IMO secretary-general, and Violeta Bulc, the European transport commissioner, have had their first meeting since Mr Lim’s appointment.

  • 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).