New Global Project to Tackle Shipping Emissions

May 21, 2019
New Global Project to Tackle Shipping Emissions

An international project has been launched to support the International Maritime Organization (IMO)'s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction strategy. GreenVoyage-2050 will initiate and promote global efforts to demonstrate and test technical solutions to this end.

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NMA Fines Cruise Ship for Violating Fuel Sulphur Limits

May 20, 2019
NMA Fines Cruise Ship for Violating Fuel Sulphur Limits

The Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) has presented a Greek cruise operator with an almost € 72,000 fine for violating Norwegian legislation on fuel sulphur limits in the fjords. This year, the NMA will be extra vigilant in enforcing compliance.

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IMO Gets Observer Status in Arctic Council

May 7, 2019
IMO Gets Observer Status in Arctic Council

As an observer in the Arctic Council, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) can engage in issues related to shipping in the Arctic, in particular, search and rescue, pollution response and maritime safety and protection of the marine environment.

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Shipping's Emission Targets May Require Speed Limits

May 6, 2019
Shipping's Emission Targets May Require Speed Limits

Shipping needs short-term mandatory measures such as speed or shaft power limits to cut operational greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. According to a new study, this is necessary for the existing shipping fleet to meet future emissions targets. 

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A Proactive Approach to Maritime Safety

April 30, 2019
A Proactive Approach to Maritime Safety

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is switching from prescribing safety regulations to defining desired goals, leaving the exact implementation to the industry. DNV GL describes the next round of safety regulations.

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DNV GL Gives Practical Tips in Dealing with EU MRV and IMO DCS

April 19, 2019
DNV GL Gives Practical Tips in Dealing with EU MRV and IMO DCS

With two important milestones coming up for the EU MRV (Monitoring, Reporting, Verification) regulation and IMO's fuel data collection system (DCS), DNV GL seeks to help ship owners get on track with some practical recommendations.

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Maritime Industry Backs IMO Plans to Tackle Corruption

April 19, 2019
Maritime Industry Backs IMO Plans to Tackle Corruption

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has welcomed the decision by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to address maritime corruption.

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LR Publishes Overview of Future IMO and ILO Legislation

April 18, 2019
LR Publishes Overview of Future IMO and ILO Legislation

Lloyd's Register (LR) has published its April 2019 edition of "Future IMO and ILO Legislation" to help ship owners and managers to prepare for what's to come.

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Mars Report: Jury-rigged Extension Cord Proves Fatal

April 15, 2019
Mars Report: Jury-rigged Extension Cord Proves Fatal

(Mars 201915) Electrical chords should never be improvised, repaired or otherwise jury-rigged. In this incident, a crew member lost his life after coming into contact with a live wire.

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