Regulation & Policy – Page 8

  • Peel Ports won the award for the second time
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    Liverpool awarded for sustainable development

    2015-06-22T16:56:00Z

    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
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    IMO adopts IGF Code

    2015-06-18T16:21:00Z

    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)
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    NABU calls for stricter regulations

    2015-06-05T14:28:00Z

    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
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    IMO adopts polar environmental revisions

    2015-05-18T12:04:00Z

    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
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    Polar Code adoption on busy MEPC agenda

    2015-05-06T16:02:00Z

    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
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    Shippers’ dismay over EU regional CO2 regs

    2015-04-29T12:17:00Z

    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.

  • The purpose of maintenance is to maximise an asset’s useful lifetime, minimise cost and improve safety
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    The importance of planned maintenance

    2015-04-24T09:00:00Z

    In this article Laurence Jones, director global risk assessment at TT Club, offers advice on how carefully considered and implemented planned maintenance of cargo handling equipment saves not just time and resources but also radically improves the safety record and reputation for clean, quality performance at terminals.

  • The Port of Kaohsiung is embracing change Photo: Min-Min Chen
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    Changing times for green ports

    2015-04-22T17:46:00Z

    The port sector and shipping industry are not immune from the spotlight of media attention, focus for legislation and scrutiny by local communities, particularly when it comes to considerations of environmental management, writes Dr Christopher Wooldridge, academic associate, Cardiff University, UK.

  • The vessel, the name of which is unknown, called at Californian ports like Los Angeles without switching over the main engine or auxiliary boilers
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    Ship manager fined for breaching clean air rules

    2015-04-07T12:04:00Z

    A ship management company has been landed with a US$283,500 fine for breaching sulphur emissions regulations in the United States.

  • EU shipowners are calling for a quick ratification of the HKC to ensure sustainable recycling of ships
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    EU shipowners call for sustainable recycling

    2015-04-02T12:05:00Z

    European shipowners are calling for a quick ratification of the 2009 IMO Hong Kong Convention (HKC), aimed at ensuring sustainable recycling of ships.

  • The IMO is surveying the ballast water systems sector in order review the current guidelines Photo: Maersk Line
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    Online surveys for ballast water systems

    2015-03-23T12:23:00Z

    The IMO wants all stakeholders involved in the testing, approval, fitting and operation of ballast water management systems (BWMTS) to complete an online survey to review the current approval guidelines.

  • The ECA says that too slow progress has been made over the development of inland waterways
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    Prioritising inland waterways

    2015-03-10T10:51:00Z

    EU member states need to prioritise inland waterway projects as part of a sustainable transport policy because they have made too slow progress over the last 15 years.

  • The Port of Seattle is being sued for violating environmental laws and its shoreline permit
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    Seattle sued over oil fleet

    2015-03-04T16:55:00Z

    The Port of Seattle is facing a lawsuit over the lease of its Terminal 5 to Foss Maritime, which environmental groups say violates environmental laws and its shoreline permit.

  • Shipping’s portion of global CO2 emissions, as a whole, has gone up significantly
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    Reducing shipping’s carbon footprint

    2015-02-23T13:33:00Z

    Ports have an increasingly strategic role to play in their link in the value chain between ships and shore, writes Warwick Norman, chief executive officer, RightShip.

  • Newbuilt cruise ship on the Ems, from Papenburg to the sea
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    The Ems Case, lessons learned

    2014-05-27T20:30:00Z

    A few years ago, the ‘Ems case’, which involved regular dredging to facilitate the navigation along the Ems River, opposed the city of Papenburg to the Federal State of Germany. Paris Sansoglou, Secretary General of the European Dredging Association points out at the main issues for dredgers in this case.

  • The NGO Shipbreaking Platform has published the 2013 list of toxic ship dumpers: German and Greek shipping companies are amongst the world’s worst.
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    List of dismantled ships published

    2014-02-04T15:41:00Z

    The NGO Shipbreaking Platform, a coalition of environmental, human and labour rights organisations, which aims at preventing toxic end-of-life ships from being beached in developing countries, published a list of dismantled ships in the world in 2013.

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    Lower sulphur fuel in the spotlight

    2013-09-10T17:31:00Z

    Government officials and industry representatives met in London today to discuss the future availability of low sulphur fuel in line with stricter IMO requirements.

  • Whilst the approach often differs, national legislation is achieving remarkably similar results; improved energy security, greater resource-efficiency and cleaner, lower carbon economic growth. Photo:© Port of Rotterdam Authority, photographer F...
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    Advance of climate laws increases urgency to regulate shipping emissions

    2013-04-23T21:30:00Z

    There is a growing consensus that a faster response to climate change is desperately needed. This is especially so when the science and physical impacts of global warming are telling us that the urgency to act is increasing, says Terry Townsend, Director of Policy and Deputy Secretary-General at GLOBE ...

  • Hitting 2015 sulphur targets could result in increased carbon emissions and a loss of 2,000 jobs
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    Shipping sulphur targets could prove harmful

    2013-03-12T13:54:00Z

    A new report commissioned by the UK Chamber of Shipping has revealed that the 2015 sulphur emissions reduction targets for shipping companies could result in adverse environmental effects and a loss of 2,000 maritime services jobs.

  • The project would damage the Great Barrier Reef. Photo: ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies/Marine Photobank
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    Lawsuit filed over Oz fossil fuel project

    2012-12-31T11:42:00Z

    According to the Center for Biological Diversity, conservation groups have filed a lawsuit against the EU Export-Import Bank for providing almost AUS$3bn to finance a fossil fuel facility in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.