Shipowners at the Marine Money Hong Kong Ship Finance Forum discussed the future of scrubbers in order to meet the new sulphur cap in 2020. The majority of the shipowners said the use of low sulphur fuels was their favourite option to meet the new 0.5% S requirement.
It is Kenya that recently brings in world's toughest plastic bag ban: four years jail or $40,000 fine. Plastic bags take between 500 to 1,000 years to break down and also enter the human food chain through fish and other animals.
The amendments to MARPOL Annex V, adopted at MEPC 70 will enter into force on 1 March 2018. The changes include criteria for determining whether cargo residues are harmful to the marine environment, and a new garbage category for “e-waste”.