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Everything You Need to Know About EU MRV Compliance

On July 18th, 2017

By Tobias Konick, CEO, First Choice Carbon 2017-07-17 16:54:17 With less than two months to go until the first compliance deadline, getting ready for the new EU regulations on monitoring, reporting and verification of fuel consumption (MRV Shipping) has become top priority for shipowners and managers with operations in European waters Participation in MRV Shipping is..

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Preparing for Concentrated Inspection Campaigns 2017

On July 18th, 2017

As the Port State Control’s concentrated inspection campaigns (CIC) on Safety of Navigation and Life Saving Appliances will start on 1 September 2017, DNV GL summarizes considerations on how to prepare for the upcoming inspections. CICs are periodical inspections that focus on a specific topic and are carried out during routine PSC inspections with an..

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Paris MoU Records Increase in Bans

On July 14th, 2017

By MarEx 2017-07-13 19:25:31 The Paris MoU has released its full annual report for 2016 highlighting a large increase in bans within the region: 20 bans compared to 11 in 2015. The detention rate has also increased from 3.4 to 3.8 percent. The number of detainable deficiencies has increased 7.3 percent compared to 2015. In..

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IMO MARINE ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION COMMITTEE (MEPC 71) 3–7 JULY 2017

On July 10th, 2017

The IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee held its 71st Session (MEPC 71) from Monday 3 through Friday 7 July 2017 under the Chairmanship of Mr Arsenio Domingues (PANAMA) and his Vice-Chair, Mr Hideako Saito (JAPAN).  Mr Domingues chaired the Committee for a final time, having chosen to stand down from re-election, following which Mr Saito..

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Ballast Water Treatment: Industry Needs Clarity

On July 5th, 2017

By MarEx 2017-07-04 19:48:30 The IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee meeting (MEPC 71) is now under way at IMO Headquarters in London (July 3-7). A key item on the agenda is the implementation of the Ballast Water Management Convention, which will enter into force on September 8, 2017. The Committee will consider draft amendments to..

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Marine Environment Protection Committee opens

On July 4th, 2017

  A busy Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 71) is now under way at IMO Headquarters in London (3-7 July). A key item on the agenda is the implementation of the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention, which will enter into force on 8 September 2017. The Committee will consider draft amendments to the BWM Convention..

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The Panama Canal’s Cautionary Tale

On June 29th, 2017

Construction of the Panama Canal, 1913. By Jonathan E. Hillman 2017-06-28 18:52:40 President Trump’s exchange with President Juan Carlos Varela of Panama sparked a social media maelstrom last week. “The Panama Canal is doing quite well. I think we did a good job building it, right?” Trump remarked during a meeting at the White House...

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Interview: Owners Favor Delaying of BWMS Installation

On June 26th, 2017

The fast approaching implementation date of the Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) has stirred up a number of questions among shipowners who will be required to install approved ballast water treatment systems starting from September 8, 2017. Under the terms of the Convention, which was adopted in 2004 by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), ships will be required to manage their..

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10 Steps to Plan for Ballast Water Management Compliance

On June 21st, 2017

10 Steps to Plan for Ballast Water Management Compliance By Chris McMenemy - published on  June 15, 2017 With the countdown to entry into force on, it is more important than ever that vessel owners and operators begin to plan for ballast water management compliance. With a myriad of legislation, requirements and seemingly ever-changing obligations, the..

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Port state control – special inspection campaign in China 🇨🇳

On June 21st, 2017

The China Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) has announced a special inspection campaign for bulk carriers of 10,000 GT or more from 15 June 2017 to 31 December 2017. Due to the recent casualties and structural deficiencies experienced by older bulk carriers, the MSA will target bulk carriers that are over 15 years of age as..

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