Focusing on PSC CIC for MARPOL Annex VI

There has been over three years since the new requirements of MARPOL Annex VI, that impose a specific limit on the Sulphur content being used in ships fuel, came into force in the Special Emission Control Areas (SECAs).


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Smoke on the Water

Green4Sea Forum 2014

The 3rd Annual Green4Sea Forum takes place today in the premises of the Eugenides Foundation in Athens. The Annual Green4Sea is part of SQE’s Safety4Sea project. The Green4Sea forum is a NON PROFIT / PRO BONO event aiming to enhance Environmental Awareness and promote Best Practices in way of Environmental Excellence in the Shipping Industry. This year’s program includes subjects such as Air Emissions & Energy Efficiency, Green Shipping Developments, Ballast Water Management, LNG as a Fuel etc.

2014.04.09 - Green4Sea Forum 2014

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Emissions Reduction for Ocean Container Transport

BSR’s Clean Cargo Working Group’s 2013 “Collaborative Progress” report-which provides data from more than 2,300 ships, representing more than 60 percent of global ocean container capacity-indicates that average carbon-dioxide emissions for global ocean container transport have declined year on year, and by more than 7 percent between 2011 and 2012.

2013.11.19 - Emission Reduction for Ocean Container Transport Figure 1

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ECA in Hong Kong Could Reduce Excess Deaths by 91%

Civic Exchange, Hong Kong-based non-profit public policy think tank, has recently launched a new report entitled ”A Price Worth Paying: The Case for Controlling Marine Emissions in the Pearl River Delta”. The report focuses on regulating toxic exhaust emissions from ocean-going vessels (OGVs) which are the most significant contributors of marine emissions in the area according to the report.

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INTERTANKO Executive Committee Meeting in Rome

INTERTANKO’s Executive Committee (ExCom) recently held its third meeting for 2012 in Rome, Italy, focusing on the major issues currently facing independent tanker owners such as tanker market sustainability, piracy, ballast water management and air emissions. Participants expressed concern over the state of the tanker industry and the rising costs of shipping, which are considered the most crucial issue facing INTERTANKO’s Members. They noted that, while independent owners acknowledged to have contributed to the problems by over-ordering, current market levels could actually endanger the supply chain element of safe, sustainable transportation of oil, products and chemicals.

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