IMO: e-Navigation strategy implementation plan

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) As shipping moves in to the digital world, e-navigation is expected to provide digital information and infrastructure for the benefit of maritime safety, security and protection of the marine environment, reducing the administrative burden and increasing the efficiency of maritime trade and transport. Accidents in a marine setting have been overwhelmingly caused by human error. A…

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IMO – Bunker delivery note amendments, ECAs, DCS and Solid bulk cargoes (IMSBC) code 2017 amendment entering into force 1 Jan 2019

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Amendments to the bunker delivery note relating to the supply of marine fuel oil to ships which have fitted alternative mechanisms to address sulphur emission requirements entered into force on 1 January 2019. The amendment enters into force as the shipping industry counts down to 1 January 2020, when the limit for sulphur in fuel…

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IMO Guide on Ship Implementation Plan of the 0.50% sulphur limit under MARPOL Annex VI

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) To assist ship operators and owners to plan ahead for the 0.50% sulphur 2020 limit, the IMO MEPC approved guidance on ship implementation planning. The guidance is part of a set of guidelines being developed by IMO for consistent implementation of the MARPOL regulation coming into effect from 1 January 2020. Details MEPC 70…

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Addressing marine plastic litter from ships – IMO action plan adopted

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has pledged to address the significant problem posed by plastics to the marine environment, with the adoption of an action plan which aims to enhance existing regulations and introduce new supporting measures to reduce marine plastic litter from ships. IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) adopted (on 26 October)…

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Infographic – complying with BWM Convention (IMO)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004 (BWM Convention), entered into force globally on 8 September 2017. IMO responds below to frequently asked questions about the BWM Convention and its provisions, and what the entry into force means for international shipping. Click here to learn more about ballast…

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IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC73) summary report

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) held its 73rd session from October 22 to 26, 2018. This Brief provides an overview of the more significant issues progressed at this session. Air Pollution and Energy Efficiency Prohibition of Carriage of non-compliant Fuel Oil The Committee adopted resolution MEPC.305(73) which amends regulation 14 of MARPOL Annex…

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Tackling maritime emissions – IMO rolls out ship and port emission toolkits

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) To reduce emissions across the maritime sector, national authorities need to first quantify those emissions and then develop a strategy to reduce them. A new set of toolkits to assess and address emissions from ships and ports is now available from the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the global regulatory body for shipping. The Ship…

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