China issues Guidance on 2020 Sulphur Cap and how it will impact foreign-flagged vessels.

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) China MSA has recently provided guidance on the IMO 2020 sulphur cap implementation scheme, particularly on how it will impact foreign-flagged vessels in Chinese territory. Outside the Chinese designated emission control areas – which are not to be confused with MARPOL Annex VI emission control areas – the fuel sulphur regulations will follow MARPOL…

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BIMCO – China has not yet placed a full ban on open-loop scrubbers despite recent news

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Chinese regulators have updated part of its Domestic Emission Control Area (DECA) regulations with effect from 1 January 2019 but has not yet placed a full ban on open-loop scrubbers as reported widely in the press. In recent days, there has been reports that the Ministry of Transport in Beijing has now banned open-loop scrubbers from…

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China Regulation on Data Collection for Energy Consumption of Ships in force on 01 Jan 2019

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Chinese Maritime Safety Administration has issued at the end of 2018 a new regulation on data collection for energy consumption of ships which came into force on 01 January 2019. The regulation applies to ships: greater than 400 gross tonnage; or powered by main propulsion machinery greater than 750 kW of propulsion power calling…

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China – New regulations on ECAs effective from 01 Jan 2019

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Ministry of Transportation of China (MOT) has announced a new decree for the re-adjustment of Domestic Emission Control Areas (DECA) in China which will be effective from 1 January 2019. The main points of the re-adjustment are: The scope of DECAs will be extended to 12 nautical miles from the coastline, covering the…

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