Regulation & Policy – Page 6

  • The Green Award Foundation and RightShip are increasing their collaboration to promote sustainable shipping

    Green collaboration for sustainable shipping


    The Green Award Foundation and RightShip are to increase their collaboration to promote safe, sustainable shipping.

  • News

    Californian climate bill woes


    There is an amount of uncertainty surrounding a new climate bill which will affect US Californian ports and how this will affect them competitively.

  • News

    Universal carbon counting method


    The Global Logistics Emissions Council (GLEC) has released a universal method to calculate the carbon footprint of the logistics supply chain.

  • ESPO has defined a roadmap to simplify administration and facilitate trade

    ESPO roadmap to cut 'red tape'


    The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) and its members have developed a roadmap defining ambitious but realistic steps towards simplifying administration and facilitating trade.

  • Lorène Grandidier, vice chair of the PEMA Safety & Environment Committee

    PEMA explores key issues for port operations


    The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) has published three information papers exploring key issues for port and terminal operations to include shore side power and lighting technologies.

  • New brochure on sustainable terminals released by FEPORT

    FEPORT sustainable terminals


    FEPORT members have released a new publication regarding the environmentally friendly actions it has been implementing through European ports.

  • Reducing CO2 emissions will be the topic of discussion at a symposium in Antwerp

    Shipping towards decarbonisation


    Representatives from the European Community Shipowner’s Association (ECSA) together with the Royal Belgian Shipowners (RBSA) and Wärtsilä are joining forces to help create a sustainable, CO2-neutral economy.

  • News

    ICS urges alignment on CO2 rules


    The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is urging the EU to align CO2 emissions monitoring regulation with the mandatory worldwide reporting regime agreed by the IMO, warning that the current system is ‘completely unfit for purpose’.

  • ESPO has brought together all of the cruise organisations to work in a cohesive fashion towards best practice

    Best practice for cruise and ferry ports


    The ESPO conference 2016 saw the launch of the organisation’s Code of Practice for cruise and ferry ports, which aims to instill good practices at each port in Europe.

  • ESPO has presented its position paper on the revision of the PRF

    ESPO port reception facilities directive


    The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) has presented its position paper on the revision of the port reception facilities (PRF) directive.

  • 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).

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    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.