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EU Steers Shipping Toward Carbon Trading Market to Curb Emissions

Jul 01, 2021

Ship owners could be forced to pay for pollution from their vessels or face bans from European Union ports under draft plans to add shipping emissions to the bloc's carbon market.Shipping does not at present face EU emissions targets, but that…

IMO Adopts Ban on Heavy Fuel Oil Use by Ships in Arctic

Jun 17, 2021

The United Nations shipping agency on Thursday adopted a ban on the use of heavy fuel oil in the Arctic region while green groups said the regulations contained loopholes which will allow many vessels to keep sailing without enough regulatory control…

IMO Adopts New Measures to Cut Ship Emissions

Jun 17, 2021

The U.N. shipping agency approved further measures on Thursday to boost the energy efficiency of commercial vessels although critics said the move fell short of what was needed to cut the industry's carbon footprint.The International Maritime…

DNV Launches Regulatory Compliance Planner Tool

Jun 14, 2021

Classification society DNV says it has launched a new digital tool designed to help its customers track the requirements and deadlines of legislation for both individual vessels and entire fleets.As both the number and complexity of international shipping regulations continues to grow…

Why the EU’s Proposed Carbon Border Levy is an Important Test

Jan 28, 2021

In the more than two decades since the Kyoto Protocol was adopted, national policies on climate change have had dangerously and disappointingly little effect on global emissions.Within the current economic system, perhaps the most ambitious…

IMO Approves Extra Steps to Curb Shipping Emissions

Nov 17, 2020

The United Nations shipping agency on Tuesday approved measures to boost energy efficiency in vessels as part of efforts to reduce the industry's carbon footprint, a UN spokeswoman said.Countries approved the additional regulations to reduce…

Time to Launch Carbon Plan for Shipping is Now, Industry Says

Nov 11, 2020

The shipping industry must act now in order to meet U.N. targets to cut carbon emissions by 2050, leading officials said on Wednesday, ahead of a meeting next week that will seek to advance a plan.The U.N. agency the International Maritime Organization…

Report Highlights Regulators' Failure to Protect Seafarers

Nov 09, 2020

Seafarers are left unprotected by systemic failures in the implementation of the regulatory regime for work and rest hours at sea, a newly published report finds.The World Maritime University's (WMU) new report,  'A Culture of Adjustment', by Dr…

EU Parliament Votes to Make Ships Pay for Their Emissions

Sep 15, 2020

The European Parliament on Tuesday voted in favour of including greenhouse gas emissions from the maritime sector in the European Union's carbon market from 2022, throwing its weight behind EU plans to make ships pay for their pollution.Shipping…

IMO Updates Virtual Meetings Calendar

Aug 10, 2020

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has published its remote meetings calendar for the rest of 2020 after its initial agenda of IMO Council and Committees sessions was scrapped due to the coronavirus pandemic.The first scheduled meeting is set to be a simultaneous…

Shipping Plan Would Reel International Emissions into EU Carbon Market

May 26, 2020

The European Union's carbon market could capture a large chunk of emissions from outside Europe if the bloc succeeds in including shipping in the scheme, according to the European Commission's first report on maritime CO2 emissions.Pollution…

Trump Administration Issues Maritime Advisory on Sanctions

May 14, 2020

The Trump administration on Thursday issued guidelines to help ship owners and insurers avoid the risks of sanctions penalties, standards that maritime players and a senior State Department official said were modified following months of discussions with industry…

Software Firms Partner to Streamline Ship Compliance

May 13, 2020

Fleet management software provider ABS Nautical Systems (ABS NS) and maritime SaaS technology company Q88 LLC have joined forces to automate compliance management for ship owners and operators. The systems are now fully integrated to streamline…

Hyde Marine BWTS Secures USCG Type Approval

Apr 30, 2020

The U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 30th U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Hyde Marine, Inc., after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval applications determined the systems met the requirements of 46 CFR 162…

Indonesia Revokes Rule Requiring Domestic Ships for Some Exports

Mar 18, 2020

Indonesia's government will revoke rules requiring exporters of coal and palm oil to use domestic shipping companies for shipments, Coordinating Minister for Maritime and Investment Affairs Luhut Pandjaitan told reporters on Wednesday.Indonesia…

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