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14 May 2018 | Statutory | NEWSCanada arctic pollution prevention certificate replaced by the polar code certificateAfter entry into force of the Polar Code, the Canadian flag administration has repealed their requirements for an Arctic Pollution Prevention Certificate. This statutory news explains the transfer from the Arctic Pollution Prevention Certificate to the Polar Code Certificate.
03 May 2018 | Statutory | NEWSPractical advice for IMO DCS data collection starting 1 january 2019Both EU MRV (Monitoring, Reporting and Verification) and IMO DCS (Data Collection System) requirements are mandatory, and are the first step in a process to collect and analyse CO2 emission data for the shipping industry. EU MRV data collection already started from 1 January 2018, while IMO DCS data collection on fuel consumption to comply with the IMO DCS regulations starts 1 January 2019. This statutory news provides practical advice on IMO DCS compliance.
19 April 2018 | Statutory | NEWSThe IMO adopts greenhouse gas reduction strategyThe IMO’s vision is to phase out greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as soon as possible within the end of this century. The aim is to reduce total emissions from shipping by 50% in 2050, and to reduce the average carbon intensity by 40% in 2030 and 70% in 2050, compared to 2008.
21 March 2018 | PSC | NEWSBallast water management and port state control – checklist for preparation of PSC inspectionsThe international Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) came into force on 8 September 2017. In Paris MoU alone, the Port State Control (PSC) issued more than 70 deficiencies regarding BWM in the last four months of 2017; worldwide more than 160 deficiencies were identified up to March 2018. This PSC news provides you with an overview of the main categories of deficiencies raised during the first seven months of BWMC entering into force and provides a checklist for preparation of PSC inspections regarding BWM systems, their operation and maintenance.
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