Compliance with the 2020 ‘Global Sulphur Cap’ – Update July 2019

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) This ICS Guidance was first issued in September 2018 and was updated in January 2019 to take account of decisions at International Maritime Organization (IMO) committee meetings. This current version has been updated after the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) in May 2019 and the IMO Marine Safety Committee (MSC) in June 2019.…

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Readiness for global sulphur cap – BIMCO’s new IMO 2020 clauses

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Most parties involved in the shipping industry will by now have a clear picture of the requirements under the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) 2020 global sulphur cap on marine fuels. Therefore, attention has turned to the steps that must be taken to put those requirements into practice. Two clauses recently introduced by the Baltic…

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European Commission publishes information on CO2 emissions from maritime transport

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On 30 June 2019, the European Commission published for the first time information on the CO2 emitted by ships over 5000 gross tonnage when performing maritime transport activities related to the European Economic Area (EEA). This information covers around 10800 ships of various types, services and cargo carried, ranging from ro-ro passenger ships to bulk…

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Guide: The International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) With new operators starting to explore the polar regions, and following several incidents in recent years, there has been a drive towards increasing the safety of vessel design and operations. Furthermore, an increased perception that there is easier access to these regions and that they are more navigable, has increased shipping traffic. This has…

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Charterparty checklist: are you contractually ready for 2020?

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) As the clock counts down ever closer to 2020, when ships will need to comply with the reduced bunker sulphur content cap of 0.5%, Companies are advised to give careful thought to their charterparty provisions with a view to minimizing scope for contractual disputes. It is common for charterparties to provide that the ship…

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2020 Sulphur Inspection Guidance from the EU

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) As the global shipping industry prepares for the arrival of the global sulphur cap in January 2020, the operation of ships in a multi-fuel future is a fast approaching reality. European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) has posted the document Sulphur Inspection Guidance. It is intended to provide guidance to EU port state control agencies for…

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GDPR Handbook on European data protection law

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Europe is at the forefront of data protection worldwide. The EU’s data protection standards are based on Council of Europe Convention 108, EU instruments – including the General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Directive for Police and Criminal Justice Authorities – as well as on the respective case law of the European Court of Human Rights…

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