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Facts and fears in the open loop scrubber debate

04.02.2019

Scrubbers are a recognised solution to dealing with air pollution under MARPOL Annex VI but recent local bans on washwater discharges from open loop systems have increased a widespread misconception that there are no safeguards against their environmental impact.

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IMO Moves Closer To Standardisation And Safer Navigation

01.02.2019

A sub-committee under the International Maritime Organization (IMO) have forwarded three documents for adoption in June, moving one step closer to the adoption of a standardised system for electronic navigation.

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As scrubber uptake becomes clearer, compliant fuel provision needs to step up

01.02.2019

Bunker demand in 2020 will be determined by scrubber usage, fuel availability and the degree of global compliance, writes Tim Smith, director of tanker and energy markets at Maritime Strategies International (MSI).

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ENOC Group expands its marine lubricant footprint to Europe

31.01.2019

ENOC Group signed an agreement with BALUCO GmBH, an international marine bunkers and lubricants consulting company, BALUCO, at SMM Hamburg, the leading maritime trade fair.

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Ballast Water Management

31.01.2019

BIMCO’s position on “ballast water management” has been approved by the BIMCO Board of Directors. The Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention entered into force on 8 September 2017. Ships constructed before this date must in general terms comply by the first renewal survey for their International Oil Pollution Prevention Certificate (IOPPC) following entry into force. Ships constructed on or after the entry into force date must be built to comply.

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OCIMF extends TMSA access to non-OCIMF members

30.01.2019

From 14 January 2019 OCIMF extended access to the TMSA reports to include non-OCIMF members who are registered as SIRE recipients. This move aims to ensure that more information is available to more users, and it will help to improve safety and marine assurance in the industry.

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