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Gard: China tightens verification of ships’ energy consumption data

From 22 December 2022, ships trading to Chinese ports must record their energy consumption data in accordance with the requirements of their SEEMP, according to Gard.

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Maritime protection and indemnity (P&I) club Gard on Tuesday (21 December) published an article discussing Maritime Safety Administration of the People’s Republic of China’s new regulation on ships trading to Chinese ports must record their energy consumption data. The following is an excerpt of the article:

From 22 December 2022, ships trading to Chinese ports must record their energy consumption data in accordance with the requirements of their Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP). Ships must also report the consumption data from their last voyage to the Chinese authorities prior to leaving a Chinese port.

In November 2022, China MSA published the Regulation of Administrative Measures of Ship Energy Consumption Data and Carbon Intensity, (in Mandarin – an English translation courtesy of BIMCO can be found here), The regulation will come into force on 22 December 2022. A few provisions apply to both Chinese and foreign flagged ships of 400 GT and above that enter or exit Chinese ports. Most of the provisions are China’s implementation of Marpol Annex VI and not applicable to foreign flagged vessels. The regulations do not apply to military, fishing or sports vessels.

Below is a summary of the key requirements:

Ship energy consumption data collection and reporting

  • Data collection standard: Ships must collect and report ship energy consumption data in accordance with the new regulation and the Technical Requirements for Ships’ Energy Consumption Data Collection and Reporting (JT/T 1340).
  • Data recording: Chinese flagged ships on international voyages and foreign ships entering or leaving Chinese ports must record the ship’s energy consumption data in the ship’s logbook or other relevant documents in accordance with the requirements of the Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP). The data records must be kept onboard for at least 2 years and be available for inspection by the Chinese Maritime Safety Authority (MSA).
  • Data reporting: Chinese flagged ships on international voyages and foreign ships must report the energy consumption data of the previous voyage to the MSA. For foreign flag vessels, this is done as part of the departure clearance procedures
  • Reporting channels: Vessels must report the energy consumption data using the relevant maritime information platform or system nominated by the China MSA. This would usually be China MSA’s reporting portal. The MSA reporting portal does not seem to have an English language option, so we advise members to seek assistance from their local agents. Chinese flagged ships on international voyages must report the energy efficiency index data to their class society in accordance with the MARPOL Convention. Class will verify the data and submit it to the authorized MSA within the agreed time.

Note: The complete article of ‘China tightens verification of ships’ energy consumption data’ by Gard can be found here

 

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Published: 21 December, 2022

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Singapore: Liquidators arrange creditors meeting for Otto Marine Limited

Meeting will be held from 3pm on 24 July at 8 Wilkie Road #03-08 Wilkie Edge Singapore 228095, according to Government Gazette notice.

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A meeting for creditors of Otto Marine Limited, which is in liquidation, has been scheduled to take place on 24 July, according to a Government Gazette notice on Thursday (11 July). 

The meeting will be held from 3pm at 8 Wilkie Road #03-08 Wilkie Edge Singapore 228095

The agenda of the meeting will be as follows:

  • To update on the liquidation administration;
  • To approve the Liquidators’ fees and disbursements;
  • To approve the declaration of preferential dividend(s) pursuant to Section
  • 328(1)(b) to 328(1)(f) of the Companies Act, Cap. 50;
  • To consider and if thought fit, to appoint a committee of inspection; and
  • Any other business.

The details of the liquidators are as follows: 

Chee Yoh Chuang
Lin Yueh Hung
Liquidators
c/o 8 Wilkie Road
#03-08 Wilkie Edge
Singapore 228095

 

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Published: 12 July, 2024

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Titan completes first STS LNG bunkering operation in Cuxhaven

Port of Cuxhaven in Germany had previously only seen LNG operations conducted via truck and currently only permits LNG bunkering at one berth, says Titan.

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Titan completes first STS LNG bunkering operation in Cuxhaven

LNG bunker fuel supplier Titan on Thursday (11 July) said it completed the first-ever LNG bunkering operation by ship in the port of Cuxhaven.

Titan’s bunker vessel Optimus successfully delivered LNG to dredger Vox Ariane operated by its long-term client Van Oord. 

“Our ship-to-ship bunkering in Cuxhaven represents a pioneering step in the region's LNG infrastructure development, as the port had previously only seen LNG operations conducted via truck and currently only permits LNG bunkering at one berth,” it said in a social media post. 

“LNG infrastructure development is part of a broader trend, with more ports across Germany adopting LNG operations to support shipping’s clean fuels transition.”

Titan added the improved LNG bunkering capabilities in Cuxhaven, a Niedersachsen Ports GmbH & Co. KG port, also opened up the pathway to maritime decarbonisation via liquified biomethane (LBM) and then renewable e-methane going forward.

 

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Published: 12 July, 2024

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UECC “Auto Achieve” receives first LNG bunker fuel delivery by barge in home country

Firm said it received the first ever supply of LNG by barge to their multi-fuel LNG battery hybrid car carrier in the Port of Drammen, Norway.

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UECC “Auto Achieve” receives first LNG bunker fuel delivery by barge in home country

Norwegian roll-on/roll-off shipping line United European Car Carriers (UECC) on Wednesday (10 July) said it received the first ever supply of LNG by barge to their multi-fuel LNG battery hybrid car carrier Auto Achieve in the Port of Drammen on 4 July.

The firm said this was the first time UECC received LNG by barge to any of their vessels in their home country Norway. 

“We also believe that it was the first time LNG was delivered by barge to any vessel in Drammen, and most likely the entire Oslofjord,” UECC said in a social media post.

The LNG was supplied by the Molgas Energy Holding vessel Pioneer Knutsen, owned by Knutsen Group OAS.

“UECC is very pleased to see the expansion of the LNG barge network in Norway,” it said. 

 

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Published: 12 July, 2024

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