Should the Polar Code Regulate Grey Water?

The potential for regulating the discharge of grey water was discussed at IMO when formulating the Polar Code, but, like other times grey water has been discussed, the idea was fairly quickly discarded.

2015.06.24 - Should the Polar Code Regulate Grey Water Figure 01

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IMO Adopts Polar Code Enviro Provisions

Ships trading in the Polar Regions will have to comply with strict safety and environmental provisions specific to the harsh conditions in the Arctic and Antarctic, following the adoption of the environmental part of the International Code for ships operating in polar waters (Polar Code) and associated MARPOL amendments to make the Code mandatory by the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

2015.05.16 - IMO Adopts Polar Code Enviro Provisions

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Artic Vessel Activity Projection Study

The Committee on the Marine Transportation System (CMTS) is a U.S. cabinet-level interagency committee tasked to coordinate U.S. marine transportation policy.

2014.12.02 - Artic Vessel Activity Projection Study

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Safety4Sea Forum 2014

The 5th Annual Safety4Sea Forum takes place today in the premises of the Eugenides Foundation in Athens. The Annual Safety4Sea is a project developed by SQE Marine with the aim of enhancing Safety Awareness and promote Best Practices related to Safety in the Shipping Industry. The SafetSea forum is a NON PROFIT / PRO BONO event. This year’s program includes subjects such as LNG ins shipping, Human Factors, Port State Control Inspections etc.


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Polar Code Comments Due 9/1/14 & USCG Workshop Update

On Thursday August 14, 2014 the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) held a Polar Code Workshop in Seattle, WA. The Polar Code is in the process of becoming a mandatory code for Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS)  through adoption by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) of international regulations for certified ships over 500 GT and vessels with more than 12 passengers operating in Arctic and Antarctic waters.

2014.09.04 - Polar Code Comments Due 9114 & USCG Workshop Update

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What’s New in IMDG Code 37th Amendment?

IMDG Code 37th amendment will come in print by October 2014. Countries, shipper &, shipping lines can adopt IMDG Code 37th amendment in whole or in part on a voluntary basis as from 1 January 2015. From 1st January 2016 IMDG Code 37th amendment will become mandatory.

2014.06.15 - What’s New in IMDG Code 37th Amendment

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Eniram Cleantech Company of the Decade

Eniram Limited, the fast-growing Finnish provider of energy management technology and data analytic services to the shipping industry, today announced that it had been named by Cleantech Group (CTG), developer of the i3 market intelligence platform, as one of CTG’s five picks as a European Cleantech Company of the Decade. This one-off award was made in connection with the 10th anniversary Cleantech Forum Europe, held in Stockholm this year. The award was made in Stockholm’s City Hall, the venue of the annual Nobel Prize ceremony.

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Wreck-Removal Convention to Enter Into Force

The Nairobi International Convention on the Removal Wrecks will enter into force on 14 April 2015 following the deposit, on 14 April 2014, of an instrument of ratification by Denmark, with the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

2014.04.16 - Wreck-Removal Convention to Enter Into Force

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Quantifying Arctic Shipping Risk through Case Studies

Shipping activities in Arctic areas are certain to increase in the years to come and, as the Arctic is a challenging and diverse environment, knowing how to manage its risks will be crucial. Through case studies, DNV GL has estimated that the risk is nearly 30 per cent higher for a cruise ship and almost 15 per cent higher for a bulk carrier compared to more conventional routes.

2014.04.14 - Quantifying Arctic Shipping Risk through Case Studies

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Poor Ship-Recycling Practices are Poisoning Asian Beaches

In 2012 more than 1300 ocean-going ships were sold for breaking. Only a minority of these end-of-life vessels were handled in a safe, sustainable manner. About two thirds of the ships were simply run ashore on tidal beaches in India, Bangladesh and Pakistan. This article takes a look at how ship recycling can become cleaner and safer.

2014.04.14 - Poor Recycling Practices are Poisoning Asian Beaches Figure 1

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