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Pilot run for automated IMO 2020 emissions monitoring commences in Finland

Sniffer Buoy capable of ensuring regional compliance through detection of air pollution particles from vessel’s exhaust fumes, while allocating results to the emitting ship.

Jun 05 2020

Geospock: Mapping maritime’s journey to zero-carbon with big data

‘Maritime has the opportunity to tackle sustainability by embracing data and developing a hub for maritime intelligence,’ says Maritime Business Development Manager.

Mar 05 2020

BIMCO: Air pollution agenda to continue after IMO 2020

Reduction of air pollutants will be addressed differently in the future as shipping industry continues decarbonisation.

Jan 13 2020

COP 21 ends with roadmap for adoption of possible Mediterranean ECA

Mediterranean ECA will be in line with MARPOL Annex VI, decided delegates at the Barcelona Convention.

Dec 08 2019

South Korea 0.1% sulphur ECA at five ports effective September 2020

Ports of Busan, Incheon, Yeosu-Gwangyang, Ulsan and Pyeongtaek-Dangjin to be affected by new regulation.

Oct 25 2019

MPA issues Guidelines for Preventing Pollution During Bunkering

Offenders liable to fine between $1,000 and $1 million, or imprisonment for term not exceeding two years, or both.

Jun 25 2019

REMPEC meeting mulls formation of Mediterranean ECA

Mediterranean Sea hosts important transit lane and transhipment activities for international shipping.

Jun 20 2019

Holland Shipyards to build hybrid ferry for city of Kiel

Yard has developed ‘significant insight’ for geographical-specific drivetrain setups through experience.

Jan 25 2019

North P&I: China’s Restrictions on Open Loop Scrubber Discharges

Prohibited areas for restriction are inland river ECAs, port areas within coastal ECAs, and Bohai Sea.

Jan 21 2019

Skuld: Part of China ECAs has banned scrubber wash water discharge

New MSA Notice (2018) 555 issued on 29 December 2018 says ban took effect from 1 January 2019.

Jan 21 2019

Med Sea ECA to reduce health costs by €14 billion, says report

‘Any delay let people suffer longer than necessary and that is not acceptable at all,’ says NABU.

Jan 21 2019

BIMCO: China has not yet placed a full ban on open-loop scrubbers

Banned areas for discharging wastewater from scrubbers only within certain areas, it clarifies.

Jan 09 2019

DNV GL: Update on air regulations for ships operating in Chinese ECA

0.5% sulphur limit for ships in China’s coastal waters, and updated NOx regulations for imported vessels.

Dec 21 2018

Gard alert: China expands its sulphur emission control areas

Chinese Ministry of Transport introduces new Coastal ECA, adds Hainan Coastal ECA and two inland ECAs.

Dec 20 2018

China Classification Society releases China ECA technical notice

Detailed 79-page CCS Technical Notice includes list of documents, attachments and download links.

Dec 12 2018

Barcelona joins support for creation of Mediterranean Sea ECA

Further discussion of Med-ECA is scheduled to take at IMO meeting from 11 to 13 December 2018.

Dec 06 2018

LR FOBAS issues reminder on Chinese domestic ECAs and Taiwan

Advises on steps shipowners and operators to take for compliance of the new rule effective Jan 2019.

Dec 03 2018

Gard alert: Sulphur cap ahead!

Hong Kong and Taiwan are aligning their emission regulations with the Chinese ECA requirements.

Nov 09 2018

China ECA: Tougher times ahead for chemical/oil tankers, forecasts Eastport Shipping

Tanker operators, affected by bunker supply, operating cost, port congestion, to face Pearl River Delta and Bohai-rim ECAs starting 2019, says shipbroker.

Oct 31 2018

Hong Kong: 0.5% sulphur directive for marine fuel to take effect

From January 1, 2019, affected vessels are required to use compliant fuel within Hong Kong waters.

Oct 31 2018

Mediterranean ECA to be further discussed in December

REMPEC study finds implementation of Mediterranean SECA ‘would bear considerable costs’.

Oct 29 2018

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