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13 Feb 2019

Web Alert: 'FONAR' systems in view of the 2020 sulphur regulations

The IMO has attempted to reduce airborne emissions from ships through Annex VI of the MARPOL Convention, which first came into force in 2005. This includes a global limit for the sulphur content of ship’s fuel oil, as well as more stringent controls within designated ‘Emission Control Areas’ (ECAs).

28 Jan 2019

Web Alert: IMO 2020 sulphur cap update - Port of Fujairah to ban use of open-loop scrubbers

The Port of Fujairah, the largest bunkering port in the Middle East will ban the use of open-loop scrubbers and will require all ships to use compliant fuel oil when the IMO 2020 sulphur cap comes into force.

16 Jan 2019

Web Alert: China ECAs & emission control requirements from 1 January 2019

The Ministry of Transport of China (MOT) has issued notice (no. [2018] 168) informing on the latest emission control requirements and expanded geographical scope of Chinese emissions control areas (ECAs) which are in effect from 1 January 2019

11 Jan 2019

Web Alert: IMO's Guidance on Ship Implementation Plan for 2020 Global Sulphur Cap

IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), during its seventy-third session (22-26 October 2018) agreed that Administrations should encourage ships flying their flag to develop implementation plans, outlining how the ship may prepare in order to comply with the required sulphur content limit of 0.5% by 1 January 2020.

9 Jan 2019

Web Alert: PSC Joint Information Campaign on Global 2020 Sulphur Cap Compliance

Members are advised on the recent press release issued by the Paris and Tokyo MOUs announcing the launch of the PSC joint information campaign in order to facilitate smooth and consistent implementation of the global 2020 sulphur cap 2020.

19 Dec 2018

Web Alert: BIMCO's 2020 Sulphur Clauses for Time Charterparties

The wording of the clauses, as well as the associated guidelines, concerning the switch to fuel with a maximum sulphur content of 0.5% as of 1 January 2020 are available to download from the BIMCO website.

30 Nov 2018

Web Alert: Prohibition of open-loop scrubber wash-water discharge in port of Singapore

The requirement takes immediate effect, however, IMO’s Global Sulphur cap will come into force from 1 January 2020, so ships can continue to use fuel (with sulphur content not exceeding 3.5%) without using scrubbers until 2020.

30 Nov 2018

Press Article: New maritime environmental regulations will stretch limits of P&I cover

Akshat Arora, Senior Surveyor, discusses the impact of the 2020 global sulphur cap in an article published in Insurance Day

31 Oct 2018

Web Alert: New ICS Guidelines on compliance with the 2020 ‘Global Sulphur Cap’

This publication is provisional guidance by the ICS and has been prepared for the vast majority of ships that will comply with the Global Sulphur Cap immediately after 1 January 2020

10 Aug 2018

Web Alert: Questionnaire for the PSC CIC on MARPOL Annex VI

The intention of this campaign is to establish the level of compliance with the requirements of MARPOL Annex VI and to ensure that the ship’s crew are familiar with the operation and maintenance of equipment.

8 Aug 2018

Web Alert: IMO 2020 global sulphur cap

With less than eighteen months to go until the 2020 global sulphur cap deadline, members are faced with a decision of how to comply.

25 Jun 2018

Web Alert: PSC Concentrated Inspection Campaigns for 2018

The Black Sea MoU and the Indian Ocean MoU have confirmed running a similar CIC from 1 September to 30 November 2018 to check ships’ compliance with air pollution prevention requirements and to boost awareness of the 2020 sulphur cap.

15 May 2018

Web Alert: Paris MoU to focus on air pollution from ships

The Paris MoU has announced that it will focus attention on marine air pollution in the near future. This development anticipates the new maximum limits for sulphur in ships fuel oil, which is due to enter into force on 1 January 2020.

19 Mar 2018

Web-alert - Implementation of 0.5% sulphur limit for all foreign vessels entering Taiwanese ports from 1 Jan 2019

Members are advised regarding the latest announcement from the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) of Taiwan which requires all foreign vessels entering Taiwanese ports to use 0.5% sulphur fuel or other compliant fuel from 1 January 2019.

16 Oct 2017

Web Alert: Polar Code amendments to STCW

The new STCW amendments will take effect on 1 July 2018 (not 1 January 2018 as previously announced).

14 Mar 2017

Press Article: The Standard Club’s perspective towards BWMC implementation

In an exclusive interview with GREEN4SEA, Capt. Akshat Arora, Marine Surveyor, discusses what the implementation of the BWM Convention this September means for the shipping industry from a P&I perspective.

23 Dec 2016

Web Alert : California - Auxiliary diesel engine enforcement (1 January 2017)

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) issued an advisory on enforcement of the Airborne Toxic Control Measure for Auxiliary Diesel Engines Operated on Ocean – Going Vessels at Berth in a California Port from 1 January 2017.

3 Nov 2016

Web Alert: outcome of MEPC 70th session (24-28 October 2016)

The 70th session of the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 70) took place between 24 and 28 October 2016.

3 Oct 2016

Web Alert: South Korean ports infrastructure boost

This follows the recent receivership application by Hanjin Shipping and an earlier promise by the government to make the nation’s shipping more competitive.

22 Sep 2016

Web Alert: Safety concerns during lifeboat drills

The club is aware of a significant number of lifeboat related incidents leading to death and personal injuries over the past few years. Following a recent incident during routine drills (September 2016) which resulted in one fatality on board a cruise ship, renewed attention has been given by the shipping industry to safety consideration issues during lifeboat drills.

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