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30Mar

African Circle gets new patrol boats to curtail pollution

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Poised to continuously control plastic pollution on Nigerian waters, African Circle Pollution Management Limited (ACPML) has procured two more patrol boats, making five in its fleets.

28Mar

The introduction of the Global Sulfur by 01.01.2020. PSC performs regular inspections with a focus on Sulfur limits

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As fuels with different sulphur content are in use on board ships, compliance with the limit of the ECAs can be a challenge for the crew. Beside the global 0.50% sulphur cap – entering into force in 2020, and already in force in Chinese waters – emissions control in several ECAs with a 0.10% sulphur limit are already in place.

26Mar

Five Ballast Water-related predictions for 2019

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Where there is a regulation, there must follow an example being made of the rule breakers to get the word out about the regulation. Therefore, I make the sad prediction that more ships will be detained and more crew arrested in 2019.

25Mar

HSFO in 2020 could contain 4.2% Sulfur prior to scrubber treatment: CONCAWE

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The level of sulfur in marine fuel, before it passes through an exhaust gas cleaning system, or scrubber, could rise from current levels to 4.2% in 2020, an industry expert said.

22Mar

Euroshore welcomes delegation of harbour masters and environmental officers of West Africa

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On March 21, 2019, Euroshore welcomed a delegation of harbour masters and port environmental experts of PENAF (Ports Environmental Network-Africa) in Brussels. Euroshore highlighted some new challenges in maritime shipping (ship generated waste and cargo residues, ballast water, antifouling and biofouling) and organised a presentation of ECOPORT network by ESPO.