Legal & Regulations

  • EU MRV Regulations

    The European Union Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (EU MRV) of CO2 emissions from maritime transport regulation entered into force in July 2015. The regulation contains three parts 

  • Ballast water saga: regulation requiring...

    A number of indications suggest that shipping compliance in Argentina can be stressful. The requirements for operators regarding inward clearance are usually unclear and patience is required to understand how regulations are likely to apply.

  • IMO Needs To Finalise Ballast Water...

    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 dates for installing complicated new ballast water treatment systems.

  • EU ministers agree on good course for maritime...

    EU Ministers of Transportation sent a strong signal of continued support for the European maritime sector at a meeting of the Council of Ministers, where the ministers adopted the priorities for the maritime transportation policy until 2020. Danish Shipping believes that the emphasis by Member States on the need for global regulation for a global industry is spot on. Climate change calls for global solutions.

  • KVH and ChartCo launch ‘timely and economical’...

    KVH Industries Inc (Nasdaq: KVHI) is launching a new service called CHARTlinkTM for ChartCo, in association with leading digital chart distributor ChartCo, to transmit charts and a library of navigators’ publications to vessels at sea in a timely and affordable manner. The two companies will be unveiling the new solution at Nor-Shipping 2017 in Lillestrom, Norway, this week, in KVH booth B04-20 and ChartCo booth C03-02F.

  • Container shipping needs clarity on IMO low-...

    With little doubt that a new global sulfur emissions rule will take effect in 2020, the container shipping industry needs assurances of how it will be enforced and soon. Without such guarantees, carriers spending billions of dollars to meet the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO's) rule will be unfairly disadvantaged by competitors who do not meet it. The environmental benefits sought would not be realized, either.

  • ABS Nautical Systems Simplifies MRV Compliance

    ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the offshore and marine industries, has launched ABS Nautical Systems NS Voyage Manager to simplify compliance reporting. The cloud-based, subscription application facilitates compliance with a range of environmental regulations, including the European Union (EU) Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) regulation for CO 2 emissions.

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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 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.

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Shell Strengthens LNG fuel business with innovative bunker vessel and bunker barge charter

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.

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ClassNK certifies chemical tanker for EU MRV Monitoring Plan

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.

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