Regulation & Policy – Page 4

  • Photo: MEPC 72 set an absolute target for greenhouse gas emissions reduction across the global maritime industry Photo: IMO/flickr/CC
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    ICS offers insight into the Paris Agreement

    2018-07-04T14:31:00Z

    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
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    Climate risk high on harbour masters’ agenda

    2018-06-27T13:06:00Z

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

  • Satu Kaivonen
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    Unified environmental voice needed

    2018-06-18T16:47:00Z

    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
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    Environmental efficiency focus at TOC Europe

    2018-06-07T16:13:00Z

    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'
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    Norway adopts zero-emissions regulations in world heritage fjords

    2018-05-15T11:57:00Z

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

    2018-05-11T09:45:00Z

    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”
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    IMO sets first industry wide emissions strategy

    2018-04-16T11:44:00Z

    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
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    MEPC 72 kicks off to set initial GHG strategy

    2018-04-12T11:04:00Z

    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
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    Dust regulations enforce monitoring

    2018-04-06T13:01:00Z

    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”
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    ICS warning ahead of IMO climate talks

    2018-03-28T12:03:00Z

    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
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    MARPOL Convention amendments come into force

    2018-03-08T12:20:00Z

    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”
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    INTERCARGO says regulation needs to get wiser

    2018-03-07T14:53:00Z

    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
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    Digitalisation to address sustainability challenge

    2018-02-21T11:08:00Z

    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
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    IMO and EBRD partner up for sustainable shipping

    2018-02-12T15:14:00Z

    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
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    Establishing a benchmark to reduce emissions

    2018-01-24T10:59:00Z

    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
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    IMO says GHG goals should be ambitious

    2017-11-29T11:29:00Z

    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
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    Mixed views following IMO emissions talks

    2017-10-31T11:23:00Z

    Talks by the IMO Intersessional Working Group on Reduction of GHG Emissions from Ships have been “broadly satisfying”.

  • Isabelle Ryckbost
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    Ship waste management is ESPO priority

    2017-10-19T14:38:00Z

    The call from European ports for an efficient but responsible ship waste management policy will be prioritised by ESPO.

  • Global Maritime Forum
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    Decarbonisation task force could galvanise ports

    2017-10-18T15:00:00Z

    A maritime-led task force set up to decarbonise shipping may further encourage the decarbonisation of ports.

  • Aqaba is ahead of the game with regards to sustainability, with an emphasis on materiality assessment Photo: Xavi Talleda/Wikimendia CC BY 2.0
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    Are sustainable development goals relevant for sea ports?

    2017-09-13T12:08:00Z

    In 2015, 193 UN member countries adopted a 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of a new sustainable development agenda, but are they relevant for sea ports? asks Claire Bryant, director, Future Proof Solutions and Jason Sprott, director, Sprott Planning & Environment Pty Ltd.