Shipping and Transport: Introducing Incoterms 2020

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On January 1, 2020, the most recent edition of Incoterms® came into effect. Among the changes are a new set of rules, DPU (described below), new carriage security obligations, cost clarifications, and changes to insurance requirements and buyer and seller obligations. Parties using Incoterms® in their contracts should be aware of, and where possible…

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Paris MOU and the Tokyo MOU: Prohibition on the carriage of non-compliant fuel (IMO 2020)

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Paris MOU and the Tokyo MOU are reminding stakeholders that the ban on carriage of non-compliant fuel enters into effect on 1 March 2020. Due to the long period of advance notice, there will be no phase-in period with respect to enforcement.  The Tokyo and Paris Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) on port State…

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Ship Recycling Loophole – updated EU List of Approved Ship Recycling Facilities

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) From 31 December 2018, large commercial seagoing vessels flying the flag of an EU Member State may be recycled only in safe and sound ship recycling facilities included in the European List of ship recycling facilities (‘the European List’). The European List was first established on 19 December 2016 and last updated on 22 January…

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USCG enforcement of IMO 2020 sulfur cap

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The US Coast Guard issued Guidance on the implementation of its compliance/enforcement policy for MARPOL Annex VI Regulation 14, including the IMO 2020 sulfur cap. This guidance is not a substitute for applicable legal requirements, nor is it itself a rule. It is not intended to nor does it impose legally binding requirements on…

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IMO 2020: Worldwide Scrubber washwater restrictions (update Jan. 2020)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The IMO considers exhaust gas scrubbers to be an acceptable means of reducing vessels’ sulphur emissions and ensuring compliance with MARPOL Annex VI.  A separate guideline, Resolution MEPC.259(68), specifies the requirements for the verification, testing, survey and certification of scrubber systems and sets out the criteria for discharging scrubber washwater into the sea. However, some coastal…

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IACS issues updated Blue Book and Green Book for 2020

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The International Association of Classification Societies has released the January 2020 edition of the IACS Blue Book and the accompanying IACS Green Book.  Together, these publications summarize the technical output of IACS and, as such, continue to demonstrate IACS’ technical support to the shipping industry through their work and investment in technology, innovation, research and…

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Australia: Implementation of the 1 January 2020 low sulphur fuel requirement

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) This notice is to remind vessel owners, operators, masters and fuel oil suppliers of the global implementation of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) Annex VI sulphur limit of 0.50 mass per cent concentration (m/m) in fuel oil from 1 January 2020, and to advise on Australia’s approach to…

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