Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative launches platform to drive responsible ship recycling

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Industry leaders and the non-profit Sustainable Shipping Initiative launched the Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative’s (SRTI) online platform, a tool for sharing information on ship recycling to drive responsible practice.


MARPOL and IMO Regulations update

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New MARPOL amendments adopted by resolution MEPC.286(71): inclusion of two new emissions control areas (ECAs) for nitrogen oxide (NOx) and information change of bunker delivery note (BDN)


More ports declare ban on exhaust gas cleaning systems discharges

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Singapore has joined the list of ports that will ban the use of open loop scrubbers in their waters. Exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS) – more commonly referred to as scrubbers are an accepted equivalent measure in complying with the IMO 2020 global sulphur cap.


Operating problems with 60 to 80% of ballast water treatment systems, says Intertanko

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As ballast water management regulations shift towards enforcement, shipowners are finding that the majority of ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) installed do not function properly.


Singapore to ban use of open-loop scrubbers in port waters

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The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has said it will prohibit the discharge of wash water from open-loop exhaust gas scrubbers in Singapore port waters from 1 January 2020.