The Competition Commission of Hong Kong announced that it has started investigation into the Hong Kong Seaport Alliance on its potential breach of competition rules.

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.

China has enforced a ban on the use of open-loop scrubbers in the country’s inland Emissions Control Areas (ECAs), port waters under coastal domestic ECA and the Bohai waters, though a countrywide ban could be implemented in future, according to Bimco.

China has banned the use of open-loop scrubbers effective 1 January 2019 in the country’s emission control areas (ECAs) covering inland waters and most of its coastline.

In the second part of most read stories by month in 2018 on Seatrade Maritime News we look at July to December.

As 2018 draws to a close we take a look at what were the top stories each month on Seatrade Maritime News. This week we look at January through to June, with July to December to follow next week.

 

 

If only to exploit its unique location at the mouth of the Red Sea, Saudi Arabia, under a new liberal and progressive regime, is making a concerted effort to be a logistics hub for three continents – Asia, Europe and Africa.

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.

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.

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