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Home » News » Regulation, Legislation & Legal News - Q1 2016


Regulation, Legislation & Legal News - Q1 2016

German shipping firms fined for illegally discharging oil into the sea
16 Mar 2016 13:13 GMT
Companies sentenced to pay $1.25 million in fines and a $250,000 community service payment.

SeeMBox-V independently verified against EU MRV requirements
11 Mar 2016 11:27 GMT
Solution has been deemed to comply with all four acceptable fuel consumption monitoring methodologies.

Singapore firm alleges contaminated fuel, seeks $602,000
10 Mar 2016 13:47 GMT
Lawsuit filed in Houston against four bunker supply chain companies.

New 'Scrubber Ready' class notation announced
04 Mar 2016 10:53 GMT
New standard is designed to help shipowners prepare their newbuildings for the installation of a scrubber.

Shipping firm fined $129,500 for not switching fuels
04 Mar 2015 10:19 GMT
Company fined for failing to switch to cleaner-burning distillates in Californian waters.

Voluntary fuel sampling programme to start next week
24 Feb 2016 13:32 GMT
Vessels that provide voluntary samples will not receive sanctions if the samples are non-compliant, says U.S. Coast Guard.

Shipping making steady progress towards sustainability, says SSI
23 Feb 2016 12:05 GMT
Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) highlights 'the positive developments that are being made to drive shipping's sustainability'.

Launch of world's first national standard for bunker mass flow metering
22 Feb 2016 09:12 GMT
New standard is said to provide 'a fair basis for custody transfer' between suppliers and buyers.

Shipping needs to cut emissions to meet Paris climate target, say NGOs
11 Feb 2016 09:46 GMT
Ship emissions referred to as 'the elephant in the room' following the Paris climate deal.

Class societies in agreement that covers gas-fuelled ships
03 Feb 2016 15:51 GMT
DNV GL and Russian Maritime Register of Shipping target improving technical standards for the safety of gas-fuelled vessels.

EU approves draft rules 'to improve the transparency of public funding'
26 Jan 2016 11:15 GMT
But Transport Committee rejects proposed EU-wide free market access rule for suppliers of port services such as bunkering.

Yangtze River Delta to implement 0.5% sulphur directive in April
22 Jan 2016 08:16 GMT
Ships docking at Yangtze River Delta ports will be required to use fuel with a sulphur content of less than 0.5%.





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