Regulation & Policy – Page 7

  • 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.

  • When visiting a US port, in addition to the North American ECA, ocean-going vessels must comply with additional low sulphur fuel standards in California

    How the shipping industry is tackling pollution


    With new regulations to protect the environment having been on the horizon for a number of years and now slowly filtering into force, shipowners, ports and terminal operators are having to come to terms with the industry''s move towards reducing emissions, writes Tom Gorrard-Smith, Associate, Clyde & Co.

  • Increase of Product Carbon Footprint across the Supply Chain (Froese 2015)

    Carbon footprint of container terminals


    Carbon footprinting of container terminals is not yet mandatory but recommended, writes Professor Jens Froese from the Global Logistics Emission Council (GLEC).

  • Kwai Chung is slowly cleaning up its act Photo: Baycrest/Wikipedia CC BY-SA 2.5

    Hong Kong tackles sulphur pollution


    A green group says that sulphur pollution around Hong Kong’s Kwai Chung and the city’s main container port have fallen markedly since new laws on were put in place on 1 July, but there is still much more work to be done.

  • Peel Ports won the award for the second time

    Liverpool awarded for sustainable development


    The Port of Liverpool has been awarded ‘Port Authority of the Year’ for its Liverpool2 development that will offer import and export companies sustainable ‘ship-to-door’ solutions.

  • The IGF Code aims to minimise the risk to the ship, its crew and the environment, with regards to the nature of the fuels involved. Photo: FJORD LINE_ESPEN GEES

    IMO adopts IGF Code


    The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has adopted the International Code of Safety for Ships using Gases or other Low-flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code), which aims to minimise the risk to the environment.

  • Alexander Porschke: “We want stricter IMO regulation, especially for black carbon". Photo: Hamburg Port Authority (HPA)

    NABU calls for stricter regulations


    While awareness of air pollution from ships has increased over the years, the Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU) says it wants to see stricter IMO regulations in the future, writes Rachael Doyle.

  • The complete Polar Code is expected to enter into force on 1 January 2017. Photo: Mark Garten

    IMO adopts polar environmental revisions


    Vessels trading in the Polar Regions now have new safety and environmental regulations to comply with following the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee’s (MEPC) adoption of the Polar Code and associated MARPOL amendments.

  • The Polar Code faces its final hurdle at the MEPC meeting this month

    Polar Code adoption on busy MEPC agenda


    Adoption of the Polar Code, an implementation timeframe for the Ballast Water Management Conevention and methodology discussions for a review on low-sulphur fuel availability are highlights of a busy IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee meeting this month.

  • The European Parliament has pre-empted IMO negotiations on a global data collection system

    Shippers’ dismay over EU regional CO2 regs


    The shipping industry has expressed its disappointment over the vote taken in the European Parliament to adopt a regional EU Regulation on the Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) of individual ship CO2 emissions.