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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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Calls grow for Mediterranean ECA

29.01.2019

Air pollution from ship traffic in the Mediterranean Sea can significantly be reduced with the introduction of an emission control area (ECA), a new report suggests.

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Oil refining capacity to reach a record in 2019

28.01.2019

According to EIA's 'Oil Market Report' report, global oil refining capacity is expected to increase rapidly, resulting to a product boost from diesel, to gasoline, to marine fuel. The capacity will grow by 2.6 million barrels per day and the demand for the refined products will be approximately on 1.1 million barrels per day.

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Small will be the new big for the LNG market

25.01.2019

Low prices, abundant supply and an aggressive shift towards cleaner gas for energy generation are creating strong demand for LNG, not just from large buyers, but also from small importers.

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5 ways to use batteries onboard

24.01.2019

Foreship published an infographic, describing a 5-steps solution to use batteries onboard. Namely, batteries can provide 15% in fuels saving, as well as 30% lower maintenance costs.

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