2020 sulphur cap would disrupt markets for 1 to 5 years

2020 sulphur cap would disrupt markets for 1 to 5 years According to Boston Consulting Group, IMO’s 2020 sulphur cap will lead to a one to five year disruption in oil and refined products markets. This switch could benefit refiners, producers of shale oil and would reduce prices of HSFO or bunker fuel with a maximum sulphur content of 3.5%. Namely, IMO will mandate ships to… Read more →

IOMoU 2018 Port State Control report

The Indian Ocean Memorandum of Understanding (IOMOU) on port State control (PSC) in the Indian Ocean region has published their Annual Port State Control report for the year 2018. The port State control system aims to verify whether foreign flagged vessels calling at a port of a State comply with applicable International Maritime Conventions. Each Authority ensures that the foreign… Read more →

IACS issues the annual review for 2018

Throughout 2018, IACS spoke repeatedly and publicly about the winds of change – technical, regulatory and commercial – that are sweeping across the maritime industry. The implications of these seismic changes will be profound and require not only innovative and bespoke solutions, but the adaptation of existing processes and structures to enable member-led associations such as IACS to act with… Read more →

PSC Focus: How vessel type determines PSC performance

performance Normally, a vessel entering a port is possible to be subject to a PSC inspection. The vessel is assessed through the PSC regime assessment procedure in order to be categorized as high/standard/low risk vessel or Priority I,II, Non Priority for USCG. One of the elements that is taken into consideration is the type of vessel. So why the type… Read more →

IMO FAL 43 outcome

Credit: IMO IMO FAL 43 outcome Electronic information exchange and data harmonization, work for a maritime single window and maritime corruption guidance were the key themes on the agenda of IMO’s FAL Committee, during its 43rd session on 8-12 April 2019. IMO Compendium on Facilitation and Electronic Business approved The Committee approved the revised and updated IMO Compendium on Facilitation and Electronic… Read more →

Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Port State Control Report 2018

This report summarizes the PSC activities of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) and reports on the performance of commercial shipping companies, flag States and Classification Societies for the 2018 calendar year. The PSC inspection results for 2018 indicated a slight increase in the detention rate of vessels to 5.5 per cent. Despite a similar number of detentions in 2017, 2018 had… Read more →

USCG: More than 25,000 deficiencies reported in 2018

Credit: Shutterstock USCG: More than 25,000 deficiencies reported in 2018 The US Coast Guard launched its Domestic Vessel Annual Report, collecting data from the USCG’s Marine Information Safety and Law Enforcement (MISLE) database regarding vessel population, inspections conducted, and deficiencies issued for the 2018 calendar year. The report presents information reflecting the entire U.S. Flag fleet, including barges, cargo vessels, passenger vessels,… Read more →

Tokyo MoU: Ship detentions drop in 2018, ISM remains key cause

Above image is used for illustration purposes only / Credit: IMO Tokyo MoU: Ship detentions drop in 2018, ISM remains key cause A total of 934 ships registered under 63 flags were detained due to serious deficiencies onboard in the Tokyo MoU region in 2018, according to the recently-published Tokyo MoU annual report on PSC. The number of detentions, the detention… Read more →

MEPC 74 due in May: What is on the agenda

The Marine Environment Protection Committee’s (MEPC), 74th session is scheduled to take place in 13-17 May 2019. The key subjects to be discussed will be adoption of amendments to IMO mandatory instruments, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from ships, implementation of the sulphur 2020 limit, marine plastic litter action plan, ballast water management Convention implementation, approval of guidance and other matters,… Read more →

IMO Sub-Committee to validate new model courses on IGF Code and ship safety

IMO HTW 6 Sub-Committee takes place from 29 April to 3 May 2019 Three new model courses and one revised model course have been put forward for validation to the Sub-Committee on Human Element, Training and Watchkeeping (HTW 6) on 29 April-3 May. IMO model courses assist Member States and other stakeholders to develop detailed training programmes, to effectively implement the… Read more →