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Home » News » Regulation, Legislation & Legal News - Q3 2014


Regulation, Legislation & Legal News - Q3 2014

ICS seeks clarification on ECA rule implementation
29 Sep 2014 13:11 GMT
ICS says it is seeking clarification from regional Port State Control authorities regarding the way in which the 0.1% sulphur in fuel requirements will be implemented in 2015.

Stena Line to raise freight prices due to SECA fuel switch rules
26 Sep 2014 13:23 GMT
Ferry operator says its freight prices will have to increase 'by around 15%'; plans methanol trial and is looking at scrubber systems and LNG.

IMO celebrates World Maritime Day with 'effective implementation' theme
25 Sep 2014 11:13 GMT
Sekimizu shines spotlight on treaty instruments that have not yet entered into force and warns that there are several conventions for which "a lack of implementation are serious causes for concern".

Carnival's fuel costs down $90 million in 9 months
24 Sep 2014 08:51 GMT
Fuel expenses 5.4% lower than last year after consuming 1.9% less fuel. Company expects higher fuel costs of around $0.10 per share in 2015 as a result of new sulphur content rules.

Unifeeder to implement SECA surcharge to cover higher fuel costs
18 Sep 2014 13:16 GMT
Logistics firm to introduce surcharge in 2015 as it switches to higher-priced marine gas oil (MGO) in order to meet new sulphur content regulations.

ICS has 'serious implementation concerns'
15 Sep 2014 12:36 GMT
International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) calls on IMO member states to "give careful consideration" to shipowners' concerns about the implementation of new regulations.

LR introduces Gas Fuelled Readiness (GR) notation
08 Sep 2014 14:10 GMT
New notation is designed to provide clarity on levels of LNG-fuelled preparedness.

Report examines ethane-powered VLEC concept
27 Aug 2014 15:33 GMT
Report looks at the risks and challenges in developing very large ethane carriers (VLECs) - powered also by ethane.

MPA urges shipping community to comply with MEPC 66 requirements
20 Aug 2014 10:38 GMT
Shipping community is urged to prepare for the implementation of IMO resolutions and to comply with the requirements on or before their entry into force.

Examining what the UN sustainable development goals mean for shipping
19 Aug 2014 11:46 GMT
Sustainability alliance engages ocean industries in sustainable development goals through the Global Business Alliance and International Chamber of Commerce.

US: Ships boarded to ensure ECA compliance
14 Aug 2014 16:17 GMT
United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and United States Coast Guard (USCG) have collected bunker samples from ships to determine whether they meet 1.0% fuel sulphur limit.

Class approval for exhaust gas cleaning system
05 Aug 2014 11:58 GMT
DeltaLangh has received final class approval from Germanischer Lloyd for its exhaust gas cleaning system.

Presenting the 'all-in-one' emissions monitoring system
30 Jul 2014 09:12 GMT
System is said to be able to record all relevant emissions on board a ship, thereby aiding compliance with MARPOL regulations.

MPA issues mandatory mass flow metering circular
29 Jul 2014 07:55 GMT
MPA will be mandating the use of a mass flow metering system for bunker deliveries in Singapore from 1 January 2017.

ICS calls for harmonised port state control in ECAs
22 Jul 2014 13:35 GMT
Association is concerned that governments are not prepared to implement new regulations in a uniform manner, in order to prevent a 'potentially serious' market distortion.

Antwerp terminal increases bunker storage capacity ahead of 2015 ECA regulations
18 Jul 2014 19:53 GMT
An extra 5,000 cubic metres of capacity for the storage of distillates and heavy fuel oil has been added.

Law firm advising Dutch JV on LNG break bulk expansion
14 Jul 2014 16:01 GMT
New facility is expected to boost the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a transportation fuel in the Netherlands and northwest Europe.

Genco exits Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
10 Jul 2014 06:18 GMT
Shipping firm says it has reduced debt by approximately $1.2 billion and received $100 million in new equity capital.

DNV GL to explore risks at LNG bunkering and filling stations
08 Jul 2014 11:41 GMT
Project is expected to contribute to the development of safety standards and guidelines for small-scale LNG bunkering and filling stations.

Møller: Urgent preparation needed now for 2015 sulphur regulations
01 Jul 2014 07:09 GMT
Dynamic Oil Trading CEO calls on buyers to prepare now to ensure they are able to meet their supply requirements for ECA-compliant products.





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