Legal & Regulations

  • International Marine Organization’s (IMO) sulfur...

    In its recent five-year outlook on petroleum products, ESAI Energy examines the implementation of the International Marine Organization’s (IMO) 0.5 percent sulfur content cap on bunker fuels, which is slated to take effect globally in 2020. 

  • Oil, Chemical Companies and Steelmakers Facing...

    The Ministry of Environment of South Korea recently formed a task force in order to impose stricter regulations related to particulate matter. Under the circumstances, the concerns of local steelmakers, oil companies and chemical companies are rising.

  • IBIA supports continued efforts to protect MFM...

    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 by effective enforcement, and that using approved MFMs to measure quantity being loaded onto bunker tankers as well as that delivered to ship would address a missing link in supply chain integrity.

  • Oil, Chemical Companies and Steelmakers Facing...

    The Ministry of Environment of South Korea recently formed a task force in order to impose stricter regulations related to particulate matter. Under the circumstances, the concerns of local steelmakers, oil companies and chemical companies are rising.

  • Shell Strengthens LNG fuel business with...

    Shell Western LNG B.V. (Shell) today announced two significant milestones for its liquefied natural gas (LNG) marine fuels business, including the arrival of the Cardissa, a state-of-the-art LNG bunker vessel with capacity to hold around 6,500 cubic metres of LNG fuel. This vessel’s seagoing capability enables Shell to serve customers with LNG fuel from the Gate terminal in Rotterdam to locations throughout Europe.

  • ClassNK certifies chemical tanker for EU MRV...

    Classification society ClassNK has issued approval certification to Iino Marine Service Co Ltd. on successful assessment of an EU MRV Monitoring Plan for its chemical tanker CHEMROAD WING as an EU MRV verifier on 28th July. The issuance of this approval certification is a first for ClassNK.

  • Nuclear weapons contractors repeatedly violate...

    Plutonium capable of being used in a nuclear weapon, conventional explosives, and highly toxic chemicals have been improperly packaged or shipped by nuclear weapons contractors at least 25 times in the past five years, according to government documents.

  • The status of anti-corruption legislation in the...

    On 10 June 2017, Robert Bosch Middle East (“Bosch”) was the first company in the region to be awarded an anti-bribery certification by Tasneef-Rina Business Assurance. The standard implements best practices when it comes to fighting bribery and corruption, and contributes to the UAE’s goals of achieving transparency and creating a healthy business environment. As Tasneef has undertaken to shine light to an area many companies are directly or indirectly suffering from and we want to use Tasneef's initiative to bring transparency to this topic.

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Oil Firms That Cheered Regulatory Cuts Are Quaking on Nafta

The Trump administration is easing environmental regulations and opening up territory for drilling as part of the president’s bid to unleash the “vast energy wealth” of the U.S. Yet Donald Trump’s push to rewrite the North American Free Trade Agreement could have the opposite effect.

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Oil Firms That Cheered Regulatory Cuts Are Quaking on Nafta

The Trump administration is easing environmental regulations and opening up territory for drilling as part of the president’s bid to unleash the “vast energy wealth” of the U.S. Yet Donald Trump’s push to rewrite the North American Free Trade Agreement could have the opposite effect.

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Ship Repair Yards See Business Slowing Down After the IMO Decision to Provide a Two-Year Delay in the Ballast Water Management Implementation

Ship-repair yards are facing yet another slowdown in their business. Besides the regular decline in business during the second half of each year, the recent vote by IMO to provide a 2-year leeway to the implementation of the Ballast Water Management Convention, which would otherwise cause a flurry of lay ups for retrofitting, has only added contributed to more slowdown.

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EU MRV Regulation Entering Next Phase

The European Union MRV Regulation requires shipowners and operators to monitor, report and verify CO2 emissions from their vessels calling at EU ports. Two important milestones in its implementation are coming soon.

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