Regulation & Policy – Page 2

  • Charities such as IFAW have welcomed the expansion of the label into Europe calling it a great help for the oceans Photo: IFAW
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    Environmental programme expands into Europe

    2020-05-05T11:13:00Z

    North America’s Green Marine programme which serves to evaluate environmental performance of maritime transport beyond regulatory requirements, is expanding into Europe.

  • Port of Busan
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    Air quality control for Asian ports

    2020-04-30T01:13:00Z

    A new air quality control programme will see a number of ports in an Asian country classified as Emission Control Areas (ECA).

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    Onshore power draft guidelines under review

    2020-03-03T15:45:00Z

    Draft guidelines on safe operation of onshore power supply to ships are set to be finalised shortly.

  • Port of Karachi
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    Open loop scrubbers backlash continues

    2020-01-23T12:32:00Z

    The list of ports with a ban on discharge of wash-water from open-loop scrubbers has reportedly grown.

  • Port of New York and New Jersey
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    EPA jumpstarts Cleaner Trucks Initiative

    2020-01-14T15:41:00Z

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking input on an initiative for cleaner emission standards for heavy-duty trucks.

  • New Growth Strategy
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    European Commission releases climate plan

    2019-12-16T21:17:00Z

    The European Commission has unveiled its plans to achieve climate neutrality in the EU by 2050, following the European Parliament''s recent declaration of a climate emergency.

  • Sea Sentry wash water monitor
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    Addressing wash water monitoring compliance

    2019-12-06T16:04:00Z

    A catalyst for significant debate, scrubber wash water is frequently under the microscope, in every sense of the word, writes Emma Johnson, Chelsea Technologies’ maritime manager.

  • climate emergency declared
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    Flexibility needed for climate emergency

    2019-12-03T17:42:00Z

    Ports need flexibility in any sustainability-focused regulation that follows the European Parliament’s (EP) declaration of a climate emergency in Europe and globally.

  • fuel compatibility tester
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    Is shipping ready for the 0.5% sulphur rule

    2019-12-01T15:57:00Z

    Shaun Skilton, Product Manager, Parker Kittiwake, looks at the compliance challenges facing the shipping industry as the sulphur emissions deadline draws closer.

  • PTP
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    Malaysia’s scrubber stance is criticised

    2019-11-21T12:35:00Z

    Members of the Clean Shipping Alliance (CSA) 2020 have expressed “disappointment” over a new restriction on scrubbers facing ships entering Malaysian waters ahead of the deadline for the IMO’s 2020 sulphur cap.

  • ABP’s Incident Management Team has taken part in an oil spill exercise at the Port of Hull Photo: ABP
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    Port team in oil spill exercise

    2019-10-18T09:47:00Z

    A UK port has played host to an annual oil spill exercise to ensure that contingency plans are robust and effective.

  • green footprint
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    Ports need to be part of ‘Green Deal’

    2019-09-02T15:59:00Z

    Talk of a ‘Green Deal’ in the European Parliament has prompted a call to recognise the role that ports can play in policymaking.

  • Port of Singapore
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    Uncertainty tethering sustainable development

    2019-07-29T09:37:00Z

    "Uncertainty" is the biggest issue around sustainability in the global shipping and ports industry and is slowing down decision making, a policy expert has said.

  • air quality guidance
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    Flexible guidance best to cut air emissions

    2019-07-15T10:34:00Z

    The non-prescriptive approach of the UK government''s Port Air Quality Strategies guidance document will benefit ports, the British Ports Association (BPA) has said.

  • Clean Maritime Plan
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    UK Clean Maritime Plan published

    2019-07-11T16:08:00Z

    The UK government has published the ‘Clean Maritime Plan’ to outline the UK’s pathway to zero-emission shipping, alongside guidance to assist ports in developing air quality strategies.

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    'Net zero’ 2050 challenge begins

    2019-06-28T19:40:00Z

    As the UK government confirms a target to bring all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050 has been adopted into law, the British Ports Association (BPA) anticipates this will require “close collaboration” between industry and government to adhere to what is a “very challenging timeline”.

  • sea water
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    New study dismisses scrubber threat to ports

    2019-06-14T13:18:00Z

    A new independent study has found that accumulated concentrations of scrubber wash water components are at very low levels in ports and well below applicable regulatory limits.

  • House of Commons
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    Scrubber clarity call at UK parliament

    2019-06-06T14:09:00Z

    The chairman of the British Ports Association (BPA) has called for ports industry concerns about contamination from open loop scrubbers to be addressed.

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    Ports play a key role in decarbonisation

    2019-05-24T15:19:00Z

    ESPO have prepared a memorandum emphasising the role port managing bodies can play as facilitators of the port ecosystem.

  • ship emissions
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    IMO adopts emission reduction resolution

    2019-05-22T13:03:00Z

    The IMO''s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) has adopted a resolution encouraging voluntary cooperation between ports and shipping sectors to contribute to the reduce of GHG emissions from shipping.