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Deep Dive: Regulatory Compliance Challenges

Scrubber proponents hit back at ICCT’s washwater claims

2021-05-03- Scrubber tech advocates Clean Shipping Alliance (CSA) fired back on Friday responding to the controversial washwater discharge report. . . READ MORE

High sulphur fuel oil sales on the rise

2021-04-29- Sales of high sulphur fuel oil (HSFO) rose in major bunkering hubs in the first quarter of 2021 as scrubber installations climbed. . . READ MORE
Source: Seatrade Maritime News

Politicians urged to act as interactive map shows scale of global scrubber washwater discharges

2021-04-29- The Washington DC-headquartered International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) has issued a first-of-its-kind 28-page report. . . READ MORE

Why we must regulate grey water now

2021-04-21– The IMO’s MARPOL Annex IV is being revised to confirm the lifetime performance of Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs). . . READ MORE

First Vessel Receives DNV Notation for Quiet Underwater Operations

2021-04-22– The first merchant ship has officially received a notation on its class registration regarding its ability to reduce and eliminate underwater noise. . . READ MORE

IMO ASKED TO INCLUDE INDUSTRY STANDARD ON IN-WATER CLEANING IN ITS ON-GOING WORK

2021-04-21– BIMCO led an industry working group that has developed an industry standard on in-water cleaning with capture that was published in January 2021. . . READ MORE
Source: BIMCO

California at-berth emissions regulation: Key points to watch

2021-04-19– Ship operators should take into consideration the practices, procedures and equipment needed to ensure timely compliance. . . READ MORE

No-filter BWMS could change the game

2021-04-16– A new no-filter ballast water management system from US manufacturer, Ecochlor, could have instant appeal for ship operators. . . READ MORE
Source: Seatrade Maritime News

Turkey bans open-loop scrubbers

2021-04-12– Turkey has become the latest country to ban the use of open-loop scrubbers in its territorial waters. . . READ MORE

EMSA drones to monitor ship emissions and safety in Baltic and Black Sea

2021-04-13– The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) expanded its drone services to assist in monitoring ship emissions in the Baltic Sea. . . READ MORE

Costs of invasive species are expected to continue to rise

2021-03-16– Biological invasions are responsible for substantial biodiversity declines as well as high economic losses to society. . . READ MORE

ABS launches tool for emissions reporting

2021-03-16– ABS launched another smart digital tool, offering environmental compliance support for shipowners and operators. . . READ MORE

EU restrictions on scrubbers would delay carbon neutrality, says CSA 2020

2021-03-04– The Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 (CSA) says that a vote encouraging EU Member States to restrict open-loop exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS). . . READ MORE
Source: ship.energy

GLOBAL: REGULATION NOT OIL PRICES LIKELY TO HOLD SWAY ON SCRUBBER DEMAND, SAYS CSA

2021-02-11 – Despite stricter rules on open-loop scrubbers and plummeting oil prices in 2020, the business case. . . READ MORE
Source: BUNKERSPOT

BIMCO and ICS publish first industry standard on underwater hull cleaning

2021-02-04– According to the industry standard, at least 90% of the macro fouling must be captured by the cleaning company, and effluent. . . READ MORE
Source: ship.energy

Science Publishes Ocean Noise Pollution Warning

2021-02-05 – Far beneath the ocean surface, a cacophony of industrial noise is disrupting marine animals’ ability to mate, feed and even evade predators, scientists warn. . . READ MORE

Scrubber uptake unlikely to see growth despite recent positive price economics

2021-01-12 – Scrubber penetration into the VLCC segment is the highest, with 31% of the existing VLCC fleet retrofitted with the exhaust gas cleaning system. . . READ MORE
Source: Seatrade Maritime News

Biden Launches Regulatory Pivot on Climate Change and Energy

2021-01-20 – In a wave of executive orders signed within hours of assuming office, President Joe Biden redirected the orientation of American environmental policy. . . READ MORE

US EPA VIDA: What you need to know for 2021

2021-01-07 – On October 26, 2020, EPA’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking – Vessel Incidental Discharge National Standards of Performance – was published in the Federal Register. . . READ MORE

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