The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA), with support from BIMCO, launched an extensive online survey in February 2022 to identify to which extent the maritime industry stakeholders believe there is a need for a wider adoption of bunker licensing schemes, mass flow metering (MFM) and transparency to improve market conditions.Read more
Incident and inspection data on emerging risks to safety, continues to sharpen the compliance focus of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) with the release of its third consecutive National Compliance Plan on 1 July 2022.
From 6 July, passengers travelling to Australia will no longer be required to provide evidence of vaccination and complete the Digital Passenger Declaration (Air) or Maritime Travel Declaration (Sea).
On 3 June 2022 the EU published its 6th package of sanctions against Russia, and the IG Clubs published a circular focusing the measures in the 6th package of sanctions which impact on the transport and insurance of oil and petroleum products; and the prohibitions on transacting with Russian state-owned enterprises.
The 9th session of the IMO’s Sub-committee on Navigation, Communications, Search and Rescue (NCSR 9) took place from 21 to 30 June. Navigation and voyage planning requirements for fishing vessels, pleasure yachts and small cargo ships operating in polar waters were finalized.
While LNG has been among the most-discussed solutions to shipping industry’s decarbonization pathway, the often-unplanned methane slip as a result...
Declaring “General Average” is a practice regularly seen after a maritime casualty, including the high-level Ever Given grounding in the...
The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) and the Federation of European Private Port Companies and Terminals (FEPORT) have jointly agreed that the proposals for an Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Regulation (AFIR) and the FuelEU Maritime Regulation should enable the deployment of Onshore power supply (OPS) where it makes the most sense.
The Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF) has released LNG Fuel Tanks – Loading/Filling Limits and Level Instrumentation: Considerations and Recommendations.
On June 22nd and June 30th, 2022, the European Parliament (EP) and the European Council have voted and agreed on their position regarding the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS). FEPORT supports the inclusion of shipping into EU ETS but is concerned on how the extra-EU application of the Directive could impact the competitive position of EU ports.
IAPH published the latest scores of the IAPH Environmental Ship Index (ESI) project on 1 July, noting an increase on vessels' ESI score.
Proman Stena Bulk announced that its second methanol-powered newbuild tanker, Stena Pro Marine, has been delivered.