Regulation & Policy – Page 2

  • fuel compatibility tester
    News

    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
    News

    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.

  • green footprint
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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
    News

    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.

  • memorandum
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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.

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    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.