Followup: New Emission Control Areas in China (Shenzhen Port in Pearl River ECA Oct.1, 2016)

Local correspondents Huatai have advised that reduced sulphur limits will take effect in the port of Shenzhen from 1 October 2016. From this date, vessels berthed at Shenzhen port will be required to use fuel with a maximum sulphur content of 0.5%. It is understood that the other core ports within the Pearl River Delta…

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EMSA: Sulphur Inspection Guidance

European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) has issued a Sulphur Inspection Guidance. This document is intended to provide guidance for a harmonised approach to the inspection of ships, ascertaining their compliance, identifying non-compliances and applying control procedures for the enforcement of Council Directive 1999/32/EC, as regards the sulphur content of marine fuels. The Sulphur Inspection Guidance contains…

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US Coast Guard and EPA – North American and U.S. Caribbean Sea Emission Control Area enforcement and compliance

  The US Coast Guard posted a notice stating that it and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will soon take action to ensure compliance with the forthcoming 0.10% fuel sulphur limits in the North American and US Caribbean Sea Emission Control Areas (ECAs), which come into effect on 1 January 2015. In addition to checking Bunker Delivery Notes and related records,…

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ICS/ECSA Guidance On Compliance With Sulphur Emission Control Area (SECA) Requirements And An Overview Of Associated Fuel Changeover Issues And Challenges

***HOT***HOT***HOT*** New sulphur limits come into effect in the designated Sulphur Emission Control Areas (SECAs) as of the 1st of January 2015. In order to assist Members, ship owners, ship operators and crews as well as maritime administrations the following documents, co-sponsored by ECSA, have been prepared and are attached for guidance, information and distribution:…

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