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Three updated marine regulations you need to know about in 2019

02.05.2019

2019 is a busy year in terms of adopted International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulation with the forthcoming SOLAS amendments, significant milestones for the fuel oil consumption data collection system (DCS), along with the EU’s Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) regulation, and the MARPOL Annex VI global sulphur limit coming into force in January 2020. Andrew Sillitoe explains why these regulations are important to shipowners and operators.

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Ocean governance is an important issue rising in shipping industry

30.04.2019

The Inaugural World Congress on Maritime Heritage, that was conducted on March 13-15, addressed current issues concerning ocean governance mechanisms, both from how the oceans have been used as a pathway to project governance systems on land, and as well as governing the oceans themselves. The Congress discussed the important role of the shipping industry in the world, the oceans and sustainability.

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Port of Thessaloniki joins Green Award scheme

24.04.2019

The Port of Thessaloniki, Greece's second largest container port, became the first Greek port to enter the Green Award certification program and will be providing an incentive to Green Award ships calling at the port. The move comes as part of the port authority's broader plan to keep pace with the governmental and society efforts to combat climate change.

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Greece’s Piraeus port lifts economic gloom, shines into future

22.04.2019

As Greece exited its eight-year bailout last summer, the Piraeus port shined with rising throughput and revenues.

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Shell Marine launches new lubricant ahead of IMO 2020

19.04.2019

Shell Marine launched a new two-stroke engine cylinder oil specifically for use with engines running on 0.5% sulphur content very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO) as IMO's 2020 sulphur regulation is approaching. The 'Shell Alexia 40' will be available for use in Singapore from June 1, 2019.

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Archaeology could consign Cosco Shipping’s Piraeus port plans to history

18.04.2019

While Cosco Shipping’s massive investment plan for the port of Piraeus is not yet ancient history it is certainly under threat of becoming part of Greece’s modern history.

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