A total of 10 countries are set to ban or restrict open-loop scrubbers in some or all of their ports, and more are likely to follow, according to P&I club Gard.

Whilst many people believe that the IMO’s ambition to reduce shipping’s 2050 carbon emissions by at least 50% compared with 2008 levels appears to be an almost impossible target, shipping economist Martin Stopford does not agree.

Bunker delivery note (BDN) amendments relating to supply of marine fuels to ships with alternative mechanisms to address sulphur emission requirements have entered into force on 1 January 2019, IMO said.

The enforcement of the IMO’s 2020 low sulphur regulations will have a “crucial bearing” on the success of the maritime transport industry according to MOL chief Junichiro Ikeda.

Japan Engine Corporation (J-ENG) has landed its first order for an environmentally-friendly marine diesel engine for installation on a 99,000-dwt bulk carrier to be built at Oshima Shipbuilding.

Operational issues with many installed ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) have been highlighted by both Intertanko and ABS, but is it all the fault of the manufacturers?

India’s The Great Eastern Shipping (GE Shipping) has earmarked up to $50m over the next four years to upgrade its fleet for compliance with IMO’s regulations on low-sulphur fuels and ballast water treatment systems (BWTS).

A special celebration marking the 100th session of the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) took place this week, also referencing this year’s 70th anniversary of the International Maritime Organization itself.

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is one of three partners in a new project launched this week to combat biofouling and the negative impacts of the transfer of aquatic species.

Taiwan’s seaports will enforce the use of 0.5% sulphur content fuel from 1 January 2019, ahead of IMO’s Marpol Annex VI global regulation from 2020, the Club Correspondents Pro-Marine Law Office in Taipei has advised.

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