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.


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.


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.


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.


Top 10 Global Fleets worth 547 billion USD

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At the start of 2019, the top 10 countries of ship owners account for 547 billion USD worth oif ships, a value which has gone up 6% compared to the start of 2018.