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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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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EU – Modernizing ship reporting systems (European Maritime Single Window environment)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Every time a ship stops at a port, it needs to fulfill a number of reporting obligations. The Council today reached a general approach on a proposal to bring together all reporting formalities associated with a port call, under a system called a European maritime single window. A single reporting window for ships will significantly…

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EU – €300 million for clean, healthy, and safe oceans

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The European Commission has announced €300 million of EU-funded initiatives, which include projects to tackle plastic pollution, make blue economy more sustainable and improve research and marine surveillance. This important contribution comes on top of the over €550 million committed by the European Union, when it hosted the Our Ocean conference last year in Malta.…

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Brexit – Recognition of seafarer certificates of competency if there’s no deal

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The UK Chamber’s immediate concerns on how seafarer employment would be affected by a no-deal Brexit. If the UK leaves the EU in March 2019 without a deal, find out how this would affect: UK trained seafarers working on board EU flagged vessels EU trained seafarers working on board UK flagged vessels A scenario…

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Implementation of IMO DCS – Some practical recommendations from DNVGL

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) With only four months to go (1 January 2019) before data collection starts for the IMO DCS (Data Collection System), companies should, as soon as possible, submit their SEEMP Part II for approval. Some recommendations from DNVGL to make your IMO DCS implementation process more efficient: EU MRV Monitoring Plan accepted as a basis for…

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