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23 Jun 2016

Global Sulphur Cap: A Critical Decision

ICS says that IMO global sulphur cap will have profound impact on shipping economics and examines how critical decisions is the mandatory global use of low sulphur fuels.​

EEA: Transport is Europe’s biggest climate problem

EEA has published the Annual European Union greenhouse gas inventory report. The report covers emissions of carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide and fluorinated gases from 1990 to two years before the current year.

Gard Alert: Prepare to manage ballast water

The Gard P&I Club has issued alert to highlight that preparatory work to ensure timely compliance with IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention should not be postponed as it is thought the convention will soon be ratified by a sufficient number of states to pass the entry into force tonnage threshold.

EU conclusions on the Arctic

The Council of the European Union has developed conclusions on the Arctic, seeking to contribute to enhancing socio-economic resilience in the Arctic region. The Council discussed the future integrated EU policy for the Arctic with a view to set out a coherent response to the environmental, economic and social challenges of the region, on the basis of the joint communication by the High Representative and the Commission issued in April 2016.

Update: Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Settlements

Two new settlements, totaling nearly $1.24 billion have been reached with Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. and Halliburton Company (“HESI”) and Triton Asset Leasing GmbH, Transocean Deepwater Inc., Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling Inc., and Transocean Holdings LLC (“Transocean”) over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

IBIA surveys members on transition to the 0.50% global sulphur caps

Ahead of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) decision on the timing of the global 0.50% sulphur cap for marine fuels, the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) is advising its members on the potential impact of the shift. IBIA, whose members include marine fuel buyers, suppliers and traders, is concerned that global refining and shipping will struggle to cope, and has outlined a series of options that it believes could facilitate a smoother transition to a lower sulphur cap.

Sovcomflot, Gazprom Neft agree on marine lubricants

Sovcomflot and Gazprom Neft have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the supply of marine lubricants. The MOU document was signed by Sergey Frank, President and CEO of PAO Sovcomflot, and Alexander Dyukov, Chairman of the Management Board of Gazprom Neft.

USCG: Voluntary fuel sampling program

The US Coast Guard issued a notice regarding the USCG/EPA voluntary fuel sampling program. During this program, two samples each were obtained from 47 vessels to assess compliance with the low sulfur fuel requirement of MARPOL Annex VI.

IACS revises procedural requirement for EEDI

ClassNK has issued Technical Information in relation to the revision of the IACS Procedural Requirement No.38 (Rev.1) regarding EEDI. Following a decision by IMO, the revision of the main body of PR38 adopted in March 2016 with a view to apply from July 2016.

Boskalis transports and installs Ocean Cleanup’s first prototype

Boskalis will transport and install The Ocean Cleanup’s North Sea prototype, the first ocean cleanup system ever tested at sea, 23 km (12 NM) off the Dutch coast. The goal of the test is to see how the floating barrier design is able to cope in extreme weather at sea during a 12 month period.

ABS releases IMO Polar Code Advisory

The potential for marine traffic in Polar Regions increases and there is a clear need for modern and effective regulation. A significant step toward that goal was achieved on 15 May 2015 when the International Maritime Organization (IMO) formally adopted the remaining parts of the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters – known colloquially as the “Polar Code.”

GTT, Endel work together for roll-out of membrane containment systems

GTT and the Endel company reaffirmed their collaboration in the area of LNG as a marine fuel, following the recent signature of a Technical Assistance and License Agreement (TALA) for the construction of GTT membrane containment systems. In the framework of this agreement, Endel created a mock-up of a Mark III type GTT membrane system.

U.S.EPA requires proper hazardous waste handling at Guam Shipyard

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently reached an agreement with the U.S. Navy and Guam Industrial Services (known as Guam Shipyard) for hazardous waste storage violations under the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, at Apra Harbor, Guam. As part of the settlement, Guam Shipyard will remove an abandoned vessel grounded in the harbor.

Read latest edition of our Paper Magazine

GREEN4SEA Log Issue 07

In this issue:

2016 GREEN4SEA Forum program
BW Sampling Challenges and Best Practices
EU MRV Challenges for Ship Operators
How Polar Code protects the environment
Global energy demands continues to rise
EU bunker testing for compliance with sulphur limits
Safe handling and berthing of methanol
China – Emission Control Area Update
Arctic shipping routes may be open by 2040
The LNG ship of the future

Video & Opinions

Change in California Shipping Lanes to reduce Whale Strikes

Sarah Nowak, Steamship Mutual P&I Club

Emission Limits: Time to Act

Henning Mohn, DNV GL – Maritime


BW Sampling Challenges and Best Practices

Efi Tsolaki, ERMA FIRST

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