Archive for the ‘Regulatory’ Category

SGS group orders advanced ballast water monitoring kits as countries look to enforce compliance

SGS group orders advanced ballast water monitoring kits as countries look to enforce compliance
30 Rapid ATP ballast water monitoring kits will be supplied to SGS Group, which has been contracted to monitor treated ballast water by several countries aqua-tools, the specialist in water microbiology, has delivered the first in series of 30 state-of-the-art Rapid ATP Ballast Water Monitoring Systems...
August 21st, 2017 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution, Regulatory | Read More

ClassNK paves the way for HKC verification expansion to South-East Asia

ClassNK paves the way for HKC verification expansion to South-East Asia
… Tokyo – Leading classification society ClassNK has completed the document review for a Ship Recycling Facility Plan (SRFP) submitted by Tsuneishi Ship Recycling (Negros), Inc. (TSRNI), verifying the facility to be in line with the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally...
August 21st, 2017 | Classification Societies, Environment, Regulatory, Ship Demolitions, Technical, Technology | Read More

IBIA supports continued efforts to protect MFM integrity

IBIA supports continued efforts to protect MFM integrity
IBIA supports continued efforts to protect MFM integrity and expanding application to terminal loadings​ The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA)  believes the benefits achieved from adopting mandatory use of Mass Flow Meters (MFMs) for marine fuel oil deliveries in Singapore must be protected...
August 15th, 2017 | Associations, Bunkering, Regulatory | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  14-Aug-2017 BALLAST WATER SAMPLING & ANALYSIS Saudi Arabia Ballast water sampling & analysis Monday, August 14, 2017, Saudi Arabia With effect from Wednesday 16 August, all ships calling at Saudi Aramco ports and terminals from international waters must arrange ballast...
August 14th, 2017 | Environment, Pollution, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory | Read More

Sulphur cap ahead – Time to take action

Sulphur cap ahead – Time to take action
ECA ZONES – Independent of the 0.5 per cent global fuel cap, the emission controlareas (ECAs) in Europe and around North America, possibly followedby China in a few years, impose a 0.1 sulphur limit in ship fuel today. According to IMO estimates, the 0.50 per cent sulphur limit for marine fuels...
August 11th, 2017 | Classification Societies, Emissions, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Regulatory, Technical, Technology | Read More

Get September’s Navigation Safety Inspection campaign on your radar, says GNS

Get September’s Navigation Safety Inspection campaign on your radar, says GNS
Operational bridge teams should prepare to demonstrate compliance and competence across a range of navigational disciplines London, 10 August 2017. Global Navigation Solutions (GNS), the maritime services group, is supporting seafarers during the upcoming Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Navigation...
August 10th, 2017 | Associations, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Concentrated Inspection Campaign – Safety of Navigation

Concentrated Inspection Campaign – Safety of Navigation
… CIC on Safety of Navigation including ECDIS The Paris MoU and Tokyo MoU have announced a joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) focusing on the Safety of Navigation including ECDIS. The CIC aims at checking the compliance with Safety of Navigation, including Electronic Chart Display Information...
August 7th, 2017 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Organisations, Regulatory, Technical, Technology | Read More

ClassNK issues EU MRV Monitoring Plan approval to Iino Marine Service Co., Ltd.

ClassNK issues EU MRV Monitoring Plan approval to  Iino Marine Service Co., Ltd.
(l-r): Mr. Akira Hoshi (Director & General Manager of Engineering Department, Iino Marine Service Co., Ltd.) Mr. Toshio Koiwa (Director of Assurance Operations Division, ClassNK). Toyko – Leading classification society ClassNK has issued approval certification to Iino Marine Service Co., Ltd....
August 2nd, 2017 | Classification Societies, Emissions, Environment, Events, Pollution, Regulatory | Read More

Launch of joint concentrated inspection campaign on safety of navigation (SOLAS CH.V)

Launch of joint concentrated inspection campaign on safety of navigation (SOLAS CH.V)
Richard Schiferli The Maritime Authorities of the Tokyo and the Paris Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control will launch a joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on SAFETY OF NAVIGATION. The aim of the CIC is to check compliance with the applicable requirements of the SOLAS Convention,...
July 31st, 2017 | Health and Safety, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Wärtsilä scrubber systems to clean the exhaust from two new Japanese bulk carriers

Wärtsilä scrubber systems to clean the exhaust from two new Japanese bulk carriers
The NYK BP Handymax Bulk Carriers which will be equipped with Wärtsilä scrubbers to be built at Oshima Shipyard – image courtesy of NYK BP The technology group Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply the exhaust gas cleaning systems for two new 56,000 DWT Handymax bulk carriers. The ships are being...
July 26th, 2017 | Emissions, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Pollution, Regulatory, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Ballast Water Management Update – July 2017

Ballast Water Management Update – July 2017
Michael Chalos In 2004, the IMO hosted the International Conference on Ballast Water Management to address the problems associated with the introduction of non-native species into aquatic ecosystems when transported in the ballast water of oceangoing vessels.  The members adopted the International Convention...
July 24th, 2017 | Environment, IMO, Legal, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution, Press and Media, Regulatory, Shipmanagement | Read More

First ship with IMO Tier III EIAPP certified Wärtsilä engines is launched

First ship with IMO Tier III EIAPP certified Wärtsilä engines is launched
The French Navy’s patrol and polar logistic ice-breaker, L’Astrolabe. Photo: courtesy of PIRIOU. Wärtsilä Corporation, 21 July 2017 at 11 am EET The launch of the L’Astrolabe, a 72 metre polar logistics vessel fitted with a complete Wärtsilä propulsion machinery package and Wärtsilä NOR...
July 21st, 2017 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Regulatory, Technical, Technology | Read More

R.I.NA: BWM – News from IMO Committee

R.I.NA: BWM – News from IMO Committee
BALLAST WATER MANAGEMENT – News from IMO Committee –  The BWM Convention will enter into force on 8 September 2017 – one year after ratification. The convention stipulates two standards for discharged ballast water. The D-1 standard covers ballast water exchange while the D-2 standard...
July 17th, 2017 | Classification Societies, Environment, IMO, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution, Regulatory | Read More

2016 Annual Report Paris MoU on Port State Control

2016 Annual Report Paris MoU on Port State Control
Richard Schiferli 2016 shows a large increase in the refusal of access (“bans”) within the region: 20 bans compared to 11 in 2015. The detention percentage has also increased from 3.4% to 3.8%. The number of detainable deficiencies has increased 7.3% compared to 2015. The number of inspections carried...
July 13th, 2017 | Classification Societies, Flags, Health and Safety, News, Regulatory, Reports, Safety and Security | Read More

RINA preferred verifier for MRV by Thenamaris

RINA preferred verifier for MRV by Thenamaris
Spyridon Zolotas Thenamaris and Thenamaris LNG, two of the most prominent Greek Shipping companies, have chosen RINA as their exclusive partner for the Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of CO2 emissions Regulation (MRV) for their total combined fleet under management of over 80 modern vessels, mainly...
July 12th, 2017 | Classification Societies, LNG, Regulatory, Shipmanagement | Read More

Talusia Optima now approved by all engine manufacturers

Talusia Optima now approved by all engine manufacturers
Total Lubmarine has received a No Objection Letter from MAN Diesel & Turbo for the use of its cylinder lube oil, Talusia Optima, 100 BN in the engine manufacturer’s two-stroke engine designs. The move follows the completion of a successful 8,700 hour sea-trial and means that Talusia Optima...
July 12th, 2017 | Bunkering, Regulatory | Read More

Liberia hails BWMC amendments as good for shipping and environment

Liberia hails BWMC amendments as good for shipping and environment
Alfonso Castillero The Liberian Maritime Administration has welcomed an agreement reached by the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) on an implementation schedule for the Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) which broadly incorporates the terms of an amendment initially proposed...
July 10th, 2017 | Environment, Flags, IMO, Oceanology, Organisations, Pollution, Regulatory, Shipmanagement | Read More

​KR authorized to deliver statutory services to Bangladesh

​KR authorized to deliver statutory services to Bangladesh
KR Chairman and CEO, Mr JK Lee  Korean Register (KR) – an IACS member classification society –  has announced that it has signed an agreement with the government of Bangladesh to deliver services on behalf of the Bangladeshi flag administration, carrying out vessel surveys and issuing...
July 3rd, 2017 | Classification Societies, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Regulatory, Shipmanagement, Technical, Technology | Read More

Ballast water treatment – SunRui becomes first Asian manufacturer to win USCG type approval

Ballast water treatment – SunRui becomes first Asian manufacturer to win USCG type approval
Mr. Fu Hongtian General Manager of Sunrui (left) and Vincent Li, DNV GL’s Regional Business Development Manager for Greater China. Shanghai, 30 June 2017:  The Chinese manufacturer SunRui and classification society DNV GL celebrated last week, as Sunrui became the fourth manufacturer of ballast water...
June 30th, 2017 | Classification Societies, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Regulatory, Technical, Technology | Read More

BWM: Regulation should not distort the market’s level playing field

BWM: Regulation should not distort the market’s level playing field
Intercargo’s Secretary General Dr. Kostas G. Gkonis Ballast Water Management: Regulation should not distort the market’s level playing field In view of the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee upcoming meeting (MEPC 71 during 3-7 July 2017), INTERCARGO...
June 29th, 2017 | Associations, Environment, IMO, Intercargo, News, Organisations, Pollution, Regulatory | Read More

SHIPSERV awarded ISO 270001 certification

SHIPSERV awarded ISO 270001 certification
Kim Skaarup, Chief Operating Officer, ShipServ QMS International certification recognises ShipServ’s robust information security management system and ability to combat cyber security threats LONDON – 6 June 2017: ShipServ, the world’s leading maritime e-procurement platform, today announced that...
June 27th, 2017 | IT and Communications, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Hanseaticsoft launches Cloud MRV to help shipping companies…

Hanseaticsoft launches Cloud MRV to help shipping companies…
Hanseaticsoft launches Cloud MRV to help shipping companies comply with new EU MRV regulation Ahead of the new EU MRV (Monitoring, Reporting and Verification) regulation which comes into force on 1st January 2018, Hanseaticsoft, a leading provider of maritime software, has launched Cloud MRV, a new...
June 26th, 2017 | European Union, IT and Communications, Organisations, Regulatory, Shipmanagement | Read More

Navigating through the thorny thicket of EU MRV

Navigating through the thorny thicket of EU MRV
Members of IMarEST and Verifavia teams Dubai, 18 June 2017 Under the auspices of the IMarEST UAE branch, Verifavia Shipping from France sponsored a technical meeting on the EU MRV regulation. The event was attended by 80 delegates from the Middle East & Indian subcontinent maritime fraternity.  At...
June 20th, 2017 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Emissions, Environment, European Union, IMarEST, Regulatory | Read More

IMO needs to finalise ballast water implementation dates

IMO needs to finalise ballast water implementation dates
Peter Hinchliffe The global shipping industry – as represented by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – has urged its global regulator, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), to back a carefully crafted proposal, from a broad coalition of governments, concerning the implementation...
June 19th, 2017 | Associations, Environment, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, News, Regulatory | Read More

ClassNK unveils longitudinal strength assessments software “PrimeShip-HULL(Rules) /PartC15” in response to latest rule amendments

ClassNK unveils longitudinal strength assessments software “PrimeShip-HULL(Rules) /PartC15” in response to latest rule amendments
PrimeShip-HULL(Rules)/PartC15_image 1 Tokyo – Leading classification society ClassNK released a new longitudinal strength assessments software “PrimeShip-HULL(Rules)/PartC15” as part of its prescriptive calculation suite “PrimeShip-HULL(Rules)”. For ensuring further safety and streamlining...
June 16th, 2017 | Classification Societies, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Regulatory, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More