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  • IMO 2020 – Tough new environmental regulations...

    Tough new environmental regulations will soon hit the shipping industry. The IMO 2020 sulfur cap and Ballast Water Treatment rules look set to cause massive disruption, and the continued implementation of worldwide Emission Control Areas (ECA) present fuel buyers and suppliers with new fuel choices, prices, equipment, logistical issues and quality challenges.

  • Brazil Reintroduces Strict Bill Of Lading...

    For a few years it has been not a requirement in Brazil to surrender the B/L when taking delivery of cargo, but this requirement has now been reinstated and we are grateful to Brazil P&I for having provided the following advice:

  • IMO Assembly Adopts New Strategic Directions

    The IMO Assembly adopted seven new strategic directions at its 30th session at IMO Headquarters in London last week, designed to support the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

  • Ship-repair market next boom cycle expected...

    The current state of the ship-repair market can be described as rather slow. In its latest report, Interyards SA said that “moving towards the end of 2017, we are facing a relatively slack period of business in the ship repair sector. 

  • WWL ASA fleet ready for new CO2 regulations

    The MRV Regulation (Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of CO2) is part of EU’s regulatory strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which for shipping are 98% CO2. It requires ship owners and operators to monitor, report and verify CO2 emissions for vessels larger than 5,000 gross tonnage (GT) calling at any EU and EFTA (includes Norway and Iceland) port.

  • Growth in Blue Denmark through new regulations

    The Danish Parliament (Folketinget) has adopted a number of new initiatives in the maritime area which will, inter alia, make it easier to keep and ensure growth in Danish maritime activities and boost the pleasure craft business.

  • Spend oil proceeds wisely - Government urged

    Mr Ishmael Ejekumhene, the Executive Director of the Kumasi Institute of Technology and Environment (KITE), has called on government to stick to regulations governing the spending of oil proceeds as passed by parliament.
     

  • Making “Voyage Together” vision a reality

    Better implementation of IMO standards, improving capacity building, enhancing the performance of the Secretariat and promoting a global approach and awareness are the cornerstones of IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim’s vision for the London-based United Nations agency.

  • Cyber risks in the Maritime Industry

    Cyber incidents are increasingly frequent and widespread‭. ‬A prudent approach for any business is to ask themselves‭ ‬“when”‭ ‬rather than‭ ‬“if”‭ ‬the next incident will occur‭. ‬Cyber incidents occur globally‭, ‬with the Middle East experiencing higher levels of cyberattacks than the worldwide average‭. 

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IMO 2020 – Tough new environmental regulations will soon hit the shipping industry

Tough new environmental regulations will soon hit the shipping industry. The IMO 2020 sulfur cap and Ballast Water Treatment rules look set to cause massive disruption, and the continued implementation of worldwide Emission Control Areas (ECA) present fuel buyers and suppliers with new fuel choices, prices, equipment, logistical issues and quality challenges.

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IMO Assembly Adopts New Strategic Directions

The IMO Assembly adopted seven new strategic directions at its 30th session at IMO Headquarters in London last week, designed to support the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

English

WWL ASA fleet ready for new CO2 regulations

The MRV Regulation (Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of CO2) is part of EU’s regulatory strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which for shipping are 98% CO2. It requires ship owners and operators to monitor, report and verify CO2 emissions for vessels larger than 5,000 gross tonnage (GT) calling at any EU and EFTA (includes Norway and Iceland) port.

English

Growth in Blue Denmark through new regulations

The Danish Parliament (Folketinget) has adopted a number of new initiatives in the maritime area which will, inter alia, make it easier to keep and ensure growth in Danish maritime activities and boost the pleasure craft business.

English

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