How to harmonise de-coupled IOPP Certificates due to BWM

ClassNK has issued latest technical information referring to periodical survey in advance of survey window, explaining that with entry into force of  the BWM Convention, IOPP and/or BWM Certificate (issued by some flag states) may be de-harmonized from Harmonized System of Survey and Certification (HSSC). In this case, the ship owners may be required to arrange periodical surveys twice a… Read more →

How to comply with China ECAs scheme

Credit: CSS China Classification Society published a report which summarizes the updated China ECAs Implementation scheme, and focuses on the distinction in emission control requirements among ports of Europe Union, Hong Kong and China. Currently there are three Emission Control Areas are defined, including Pearl River Delta, Yangtze River Delta, Bohai-rim Waters. On 4 December 2015The Chinese Ministry of Transport… Read more →

Liberia, USCG discuss BWM developments

The Liberian Registry recently co-hosted a round-table discussion with the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and twelve shipping companies to debate topical issues relating to ballast water. USCG Captain Scott Kelly gave a detailed description of the U.S. ballast water regulations, explaining that the U.S. regulations and type approval ratings differ from those prescribed by the IMO and that there is… Read more →

Port State Control to Move Away from Black, Gray, White Lists

  Port state control regimes globally plan to move away from black, gray and white performance lists. Instead, they will focus on expanding an individual ship risk profile approach. The proposal came with a range of recommendations regarding harmonization and information sharing which were proposed at a recent workshop held at IMO headquarters. The workshop recommended that port state control… Read more →

BIMCO Reflections 2017 – Analysis on Critical Issues of the Shipping Industry

BIMCO is the world’s largest international shipping association, with 2,200 members in around 130 countries. The global membership includes shipowners, operators, managers, brokers and agents. BIMCO’s Reflections is published annually and is a very interesting, short and accessible analysis on the critical issues faced by the shipping industry today and in the coming years. Issues touched in the report: The shipping market in 2016… Read more →