Niels Aalund, West Gulf Marine Association's Vice President of Maritime Affairs, was unanimously elected by the Harris County Commissioners court as the at-large director to the Houston Ship Channel Security District (HSCSD) Board of Directors.
Seaspan Corporation enlists help from DNV GL as a partner for EU-Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) of their entire fleet.
EU-MRV regulation aims to quantify and reduce CO2 emissions from shipping while creating a new method for benchmarking. Due to the global nature of the maritime business, most vessels will trade in European waters. To prepare, ship owners with a global operation must act by January 2018.
Low Sulfur Fuel in 2020, aka the "Ramsey Report", provides an overview of the projected maritime low sulfur fuel market for 2020, with a concentration on petroleum fuels. Projections made by two research consultants are compared to shed light on the uncertain future of this market.
In preparation for the United Nations Oceans Conference set for 5-9 June 2017 in New York, a number of preparatory committees and side events are being conducted. On February 15, 2017, a side event was held at the UN, sponsored jointly by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Government of France. The event was titled "At the crossroads: Global Shipping Lanes and Whale Conservation". . .
With this summary of the event in mind, the purpose of this email is to alert the shipping industry . . .
Since September of last year, when the implementation date of the International Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention became clear, all eyes have been focused on the U.S. Type Approval Process. Ship owners and operators have been concerned, in particular, with the differences between the between the U.S. and International Type approval processes and the potential that BWMS meeting the more stringent U.S. requirements may not be available prior to the entry into force of the International BWM Convention in 2017.
In December 2016, the Coast Guard type approved three BWMSs, and we expect to see more systems submitted for type approval early this year.
by Mike Schuler @gCaptain 11/04/2016 The landmark Paris Agreement to combat climate change became international law on Friday with its entry into force less than a year after it was unanimously adopted by 196 nations last December in Paris. .…
by Reuters @ gCaptain 11/04/2016 TORONTO, Nov 4 (Reuters) – Canada’s Liberal government will this year deliver on its pledge for a moratorium on oil tanker traffic along the northern coast of British Columbia, CBC News reported on Friday. .…
“The data collection system will equip IMO with concrete data to help it make the right decisions, as well as enhancing its credentials as the best placed and competent forum for regulating international shipping,” IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim said.
by gCaptain 10/31/2016 The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has applauded the agreement, last Friday, by the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) to develop a comprehensive Road Map for addressing CO2 emissions from international shipping – with initial CO2…
The IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) agreed to limit Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) emissions from ships' exhaust gases during its meeting last week.