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Home » News » Regulation, Legislation & Legal News - Q2 2016


Regulation, Legislation & Legal News - Q2 2016

Discussions in progress on how to enforce legal framework on Russian bunkering
29 Jun 2016 11:36 GMT
Vessels are said to be declaring cargo operations involving a small number of goods in order to avoid paying customs' dues on bunkering.

Shell says it will continue to work with UK government
29 Jun 2016 09:12 GMT
Supplier says it intends to cooperate fully with the British government and European institutions on any implications for its business.

Great Green Fleet initiative continues to ride the waves of criticism
29 Jun 2016 08:44 GMT
Consultant questions the validity and practicality of the US Navy's Great Green Fleet (GGF) program.

St. Petersburg plans to join EU sulphur verification platform
24 Jun 2016 16:58 GMT
THESIS-S records and exchanges information on the results of individual compliance verifications under Directive 1999/32/EC.

LNG tankers still denied access to Head Harbour Passage
24 Jun 2016 12:16 GMT
Dominic LeBlanc plans to uphold the previous Fisheries Minister's stance of blocking entry into Passamaquoddy Bay.

ECSA calls for global agreement on emissions reduction
24 Jun 2016 09:45 GMT
'EU only' rules could hurt Europe's short sea shipping sector and also deter international traffic from using European ports, says ECSA president.

Seattle court convicts shipping firms of dumping oily waste
23 Jun 2016 13:17 GMT
Ship owner, operator, and chief and second engineers are all found guilty.

IBIA surveys members on global sulphur cap
23 Jun 2016 10:13 GMT
Association asks members if issues associated with the transition to a global sulphur limit should be brought to the attention of the MEPC.

Natural gas to play an increasingly important role, says Shell LNG manager
22 Jun 2016 19:07 GMT
Lauran Wetemans says having the right regulatory framework and a solid infrastructure will be key to encouraging growth.

LNG fuel system checklist released
22 Jun 2016 18:34 GMT
Checklist is intended to be used for both initial and annual inspections as well as periodic safety test procedures of LNG fuel systems.

Denmark to investigate five shipping firms over fuel sulphur violations
21 Jun 2016 15:08 GMT
Vessels were said to be burning fuel with a sulphur content as much as nine times above the currently allowed limit.

'Hummel' LNG barge project highlights need for clearer regulations
21 Jun 2016 08:25 GMT
Shipowners' association director calls for clarity as project is plagued by issues related to regulations and restrictions.

Baltic Sea NECA application submitted to IMO
20 Jun 2016 07:25 GMT
Aim is to make the Baltic Sea a NOx Emission Control Area (NECA), which could potentially reduce annual nitrogen input by about 7 kilotons.

Report: one year on from SECA directive's entry into force
20 Jun 2016 06:53 GMT
Study examines the impact SECA regulations have had on the shipping sector in the Baltic region.

Bankruptcy petition against Viking Supply Ships withdrawn
17 Jun 2016 15:16 GMT
The petition for bankruptcy was made for an unpaid amount of around $2.5 million.

World Fuel Services wins fuel theft court case
09 Jun 2016 14:17 GMT
Court rules in favour of World Fuel Services in a case involving the theft of marine fuel.

Carnival fined for breaching Sydney's 0.1% sulphur limit
24 May 2016 08:53 GMT
Sulphur content of fuel sample is said to have been nearly three times higher than the permitted 0.1% limit.

APL cuts CO2 emissions by 45%
20 May 2016 11:33 GMT
In 2015, APL achieved its highest carbon dioxide emissions reduction in the last six years.

WWL limits at-berth sulphur emissions to less than 0.1% worldwide
18 May 2016 10:09 GMT
New company policy means all WWL's vessels will either switch to marine gas oil (MGO) or use scrubber technology.

Mobil fined $288,000 for Tauranga bunker spill
17 May 2016 10:27 GMT
Supplier apologizes for spill incident involving a corroded pipe during a fuel transfer operation.

IBIA develops standard operating procedures for surveyors
06 May 2016 08:28 GMT
Guidelines developed to support new regulatory requirements and to standardize bunker deliveries with a mass flow meter.

Two bunker firms have licences cancelled in Singapore
29 Apr 2016 11:59 GMT
MPA says investigations revealed 'discrepancies and wrongful declarations' in the records kept on board their vessels.

ExxonMobil issues five 'key' fuel switching tips
26 Apr 2016 10:46 GMT
Tips are designed to help operators switch fuels when entering and exiting Emission Control Areas (ECAs).

Updated guidelines for gas-fuelled vessels released
26 Apr 2016 10:19 GMT
ClassNK releases fourth version of its 'Guidelines for Gas Fuelled Ships'.

Closing remarks at MEPC 69
25 Apr 2016 10:01 GMT
IMO Secretary-General, Kitack Lim, spoke at the end of the 69th session of the Marine Environment Protection Committe (MEPC).

MEPC 'failed to achieve the required minimum outcome'
25 Apr 2016 09:58 GMT
Increased risk of reduction targets being taken out of the shipping industry's hands, says coalition.

IMO agrees mandatory system for collecting fuel consumption data
25 Apr 2016 07:02 GMT
Draft mandatory data collection requirements are to be put forward for adoption at the 70th MEPC session in October.

ICS 'welcomes progress' on CO2 reduction at IMO meeting
22 Apr 2016 15:09 GMT
Association 'confident' that the IMO system will be fully adopted at the next MEPC meeting.

Secretary-General's speech at MEPC 69
20 Apr 2016 09:57 GMT
IMO Secretary-General, Kitack Lim, spoke earlier this week at the 69th session of the Marine Environment Protection Committe (MEPC).

ICS calls for 'immediate' decision on IMO sulphur cap
14 Apr 2016 08:46 GMT
Submissions made to Marine Environment Committee (MEPC) for next week's London meeting.

Draft ISO standard 'lends further protection to the bunker supplier'
08 Apr 2016 09:12 GMT
New quality standard for marine fuels would increase the likelihood of breakdowns for ship owners, says Parker Kittiwake.

OW Bunker investors file lawsuit
05 Apr 2016 12:10 GMT
26 Danish institutional investors in claim for losses associated with the bankruptcy of OW Bunker.





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