Regulation & Policy – Page 3

  • seawater
    News

    Sediment unease over scrubbers

    2019-05-20T09:38:00Z

    A new industry working group on open loop scrubbers has found that impact on sediment quality is the main concern for UK ports and enclosed waterways.

  • Port of Fujairah
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    UAE has “no objection” to open loop scrubbers

    2019-05-14T14:42:00Z

    The UAE Federal Transport Authority has publicly confirmed it has “no objection” to ships using open-loop exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS/scrubbers), in its waters.

  • MEPC 74
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    Push for review of scrubbers at MEPC 74

    2019-05-09T14:24:00Z

    The IMO''s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 74) will consider an EU proposal to start the discussion at international level on the discharges from open loop scrubbers, especially in sensitive and highly regulated areas such as ports.

  • EGCS
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    Open-loop scrubbers to stay in use

    2019-05-03T09:58:00Z

    The Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 (CSA 2020) said it has received no-objection letters from more than 20 port authorities indicating they won’t ban the use of open-loop scrubbers in their waters.

  • asbestos handling
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    Tackling the threat of asbestos in ports

    2019-04-29T21:35:00Z

    Ports need to ensure that asbestos is on the radar when planning port development projects, says Denis Morgan, technical and training manager for SOCOTEC Asbestos

  • Paperwork
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    Better regulation helps sustainability

    2019-04-16T15:58:00Z

    Commitment to sustainable development amongst UK port operators offers a prime opportunity to make environmental regulation more effective.

  • Port of Cape Town
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    All EGCS approved in South African ports

    2019-04-11T13:32:00Z

    The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) has approved all types of approved exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS) in South African territorial waters and ports under its control, enabling ships fitted with the technology to continue to burn high-sulphur bunker fuel and still comply with the IMO’s 2020 0.5% sulphur ...

  • Port of Hamburg
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    Airborne noise notation for ships in ports

    2019-03-28T14:32:00Z

    Lloyd’s Register (LR) has released what is believed to be an industry first airborne noise emission notation (ABN) and ShipRight procedure to meet increasing demand for a standard and methodology to control airborne noise emissions from ships in ports.

  • BPO seminar
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    Pollution stakeholders discuss challenges

    2019-03-13T17:19:00Z

    A recent seminar has evaluated the influence air pollution has on day-to-day operations in ports and cities and highlighted tools available to port authorities seeking to improve their environmental standards.

  • Smart Cruise Conference
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    UN SDGs to be adopted by ports

    2019-02-14T12:47:00Z

    The World Ports Sustainability Program (WPSP) has launched a plan to integrate UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the business strategies and governance of port authorities to help align them with global sustainability standards.

  • The Port of Fujairah has banned the use of open-loop scrubbers Photo: wikimedia
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    Fujairah latest to ban open-loop scrubbers

    2019-01-25T16:58:00Z

    The Port of Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates has become the latest port to ban the use of open-loop scrubbers from 2020 over environmental concerns.

  • Maritime 2050
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    UK sets eco targets in ‘Maritime 2050’ report

    2019-01-24T12:53:00Z

    In the next 5-15 years the UK government will aims for at least one major port in the UK to have zero-emissions across all its ship-side activity.

  • The roundtable was an event from the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action Photo: © cop24.gov.pl
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    Plea for better green incentives from ports

    2019-01-21T11:51:00Z

    Incentives from ports need to be better when it comes to environmental improvement, it was argued at a roundtable centred on ports’ role in decarbonising the maritime transport sector at the 2018 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP24) in Katowice in Poland.

  • Clean Air Strategy
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    December deadline for air quality strategy

    2019-01-15T12:11:00Z

    The UK Government has said it will publish guidelines to advise ports on how to develop effective and targeted Air Quality Strategies by spring, with ports required to have their own strategies by the end of the year.

  • marine waste
    News

    EU bodies agree on port waste facilities

    2019-01-04T09:55:00Z

    Representatives from the Presidency of the European Council, the European Parliament and the European Commission have reached a provisional agreement on the proposal for the new EU directive on port reception facilities.

  • Julien Dufour, CEO of Verifavia and Pantelis Chinakis, president & MD INSB class Photo: Verifavia Shipping
    News

    Verifavia announces cooperation agreements

    2018-12-07T12:00:00Z

    Emissions verification company, Verifavia, has announced eight new cooperation agreements with recognised organisations (ROs), supporting International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) regulations.

  • ESPO backs the ‘polluter pays’ principle by discouraging the delivery of unreasonable quantities of garbage Photo: Port of Rotterdam
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    EU backs ‘polluter pays’ ship waste approach

    2018-10-15T12:45:00Z

    The EU Parliament has strengthened ‘polluter pays’ principle for ship waste management during the Port Reception Facilities vote.

  • Tim Morris
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    Collective UK air quality action needed

    2018-09-12T13:57:00Z

    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
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    BPA publishes sustainable development charter

    2018-08-15T11:41:00Z

    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
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    ESPO calls for firmer polluter pays principle

    2018-07-10T10:06:00Z

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