Verifavia has announced that it has received a second accreditation by France’s national accreditation body Cofrac as a global EU monitoring, reporting, and verification verifier. This new accreditation follows Verifavia’s recent announcement that it received full EU MRV accreditation from the United Kingdom Accreditation Service.
Navios ShipManagement issued a letter of intent endorsing DuPont Clean Technologies, as the preferred supplier of exhaust gas cleaning systems for its vessels. The two companies will carry out a joint feasibility study and techno-economic analysis of marine scrubbing units for retrofitting or new build installation on a variety of vessels.
The European Commission has just published its online Frequently Asked Questions on the implementation of the MRV shipping regulation. The Commission’s FAQ provides very useful information and answers to a number of highly relevant questions concerning the regulation.
Following the vote of the European Parliament to include shipping in the Emission Trading Scheme of the European Union, Hapag-Lloyd has commented that this poses a huge problem in the industry, as it could significantly change it.
The Baltic Ports Organization has always supported the efforts to keep the Baltic Sea region clean, while at the same time emphasizing the importance of a level playing field for the entire maritime sector. A similar sentiment can be found reflected in the recent adopted declaration to designate the Mediterranean Sea an Emission Control Area (ECA), aimed at limiting air pollution from ships.
Hilda Heine, President of the Marshall Islands, has renewed her country’s calls for the International Maritime Organisation to set a greenhouse gas target for the shipping industry. The call has come following recent news that France is backing proposals for a Mediterranean-wide emissions control zone for shipping.
The development of the IMO fuel oil consumption database, to support the implementation of mandatory MARPOL annex VI requirements, was outlined at the Marshall Islands Quality Council meeting, Stamford, United States, on 21 March.
Weathernews Inc. announced that it will commence the provision of the Emission Status Monitoring Service to shipping companies worldwide. In 2018, EU MRV will come into force, mandating the monitoring, reporting and verification of the CO2 emissions from ships that call at ports in the EU region.
BirdLife Malta announced that an alliance of European environmental organisations has adopted a declaration to designate the Mediterranean Sea an Emission Control Area, to limit air pollution from ships. The initiative comes after France undertook a bold attempt to push for a Mediterranean ECA, at a European Council working party meeting, in early March.
The Bega Valley Shire Residents & Ratepayers Association Inc requested the Australian government to urgently consider the extension of the restriction on maximum fuel oil sulphur content limit of 0.1% m/m, imposed on cruise ships in Sydney Harbour, to other Australian ports subject to visits by cruise ships as well, including the port of Eden.
- Cyber Security
Cyber security in the EU GDPR framework22/03/2018
WLPGA heralds LPG as an ideal propulsion fuel in the marine industry22/03/2018
- Green Shipping
New collaboration to promote electric shipping22/03/2018
UK shipping to face many changes in the future22/03/2018
Watch: Aerial view of capsized 'Britannica Hav'22/03/2018
A trade war can damage shipping industry22/03/2018
Most sulphur ECA violations noted in English Channel22/03/2018
Europe's biggest shipping nations among the worst in climate talks22/03/2018
Salvage on vessels carrying pollutants increased in 201722/03/2018
- Loss Prevention
Cargo misdeclaration is the cause for many container fires22/03/2018