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Home » News » Regulation, Legislation & Legal News - Q1 2010


Regulation, Legislation & Legal News - Q1 2010

Amendments to MARPOL Convention adopted
29 Mar 2010 09:26 GMT
MEPC adopts amendments to establish North American ECA and Antarctic fuel ban.

Oil water separator completes MEPC 107(49) certification
26 Mar 2010 12:18 GMT
Patented system uses a combination of physical and biological means to treat oily bilge water.

Study says EEDI baseline should represent entire range
24 Mar 2010 13:18 GMT
Energy Efficiency Design Index baseline should represent full range of ship sizes and types, says report.

Support for H2S limits on bunker fuel
24 Mar 2010 12:46 GMT
Equipment supplier welcomes ISO proposal to set hydrogen sulphide limits on bunker fuel.

North American ECA high on agenda at IMO meeting
19 Mar 2010 10:27 GMT
North American ECA, GHG measures and Antarctic heavy fuel ban to be addressed at MEPC 60.

OW: Suppliers should support owners in compliancy drive
18 Mar 2010 06:36 GMT
Danish firm says a partnership-based relationship founded on an understanding of the technical issues is key to success.

Safety warning over Trieste low sulphur ruling
04 Mar 2010 11:03 GMT
Association says ship safety may be sacrificed in order to generate harbour funds via euro fines.

EEDI approach not feasible for small ships, says report
24 Feb 2010 10:19 GMT
Report concludes that basic EEDI calculation methodology requires 'further refinement'.

Event to provide platform for setting emissions targets
23 Feb 2010 08:03 GMT
Congress Chairmen to meet later this week to discuss content for leading environmental event.

'Risks' associated with low sulphur legislation
19 Feb 2010 07:55 GMT
Leading expert warns of the 'danger' of having to switch fuel before crossing into a control area.

Public consultation on bunker legislation begins
12 Feb 2010 10:08 GMT
Six-week consultation on new legislation to regulate bunkering and ship-to-ship transfers is launched.

World Fuel Services seeks $4.3m payment
04 Feb 2010 08:31 GMT
Court filing states that Iraq failed to pay for a portion of the goods supplied by Tramp Oil in 2006.

IBIA dispels confusion over EU sulphur directive
03 Feb 2010 08:12 GMT
CEO says there is no automatic dispensation for ships that have not yet been modified to use low sulphur fuel.

WSC proposes global Vessel Efficiency System
25 Jan 2010 09:02 GMT
New global efficiency system would aim to improve fuel efficiency and reduce GHGs.

MISC to pursue $500k legal claim against Equatorial
21 Jan 2010 07:26 GMT
MISC Berhad to seek damages for the arrest of its vessel after US appeal win.

Vessels detained for illegal fuel transfer
18 Jan 2010 07:17 GMT
Enforcement Agency detains four vessels in two separate incidents for illegally transferring marine fuel.

Japan to submit bunker levy proposal
15 Jan 2010 11:15 GMT
Japanese government to propose global bunker tax ahead of MEPC meeting in March.

Krystallon scrubber on EPA Emerging Technology List
13 Jan 2010 14:18 GMT
Manufacturer expected to pursue full EPA verification whilst scrubber emission performance is verified.

Equatorial court appeal unsuccessful
13 Jan 2010 08:23 GMT
Singapore-based supplier loses appeal against MISC Berhad relating to bunker stem worth over $22 million.

Concern raised over 'rushed and ill-advised' ISO 8217 revision proposals
11 Jan 2010 07:43 GMT
Chemoil warns that proposed changes could lead to operators taking 'unnecessary risks' when buying bunkers.

Register to act as emissions verification body
07 Jan 2010 15:51 GMT
Shipping Register is authorized to act as verification body for pilot GHG trading scheme.

EU Commission: Official document
04 Jan 2010 09:14 GMT
Commission Recommendation on the safe implementation of the use of low sulphur fuel.

Eight-month low sulphur transition period begins
04 Jan 2010 07:51 GMT
Ship owners given eight-month period to retrofit vessels for the consumption of 0.1 % sulphur fuel.





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