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07May

OUTCOME OF THE AUDIT OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN PORT RECEPTION FACILITIES

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The Commonwealth Litter Programme (CLiP) is an initiative delivered by the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) and funded by the United Kingdom’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). The initiative supports developing countries across the Commonwealth in preventing plastics entering the ocean.

26Mar

EUROSHORE CALLS FOR FULL AND URGENT COOPERATION WITHIN THE MARITIME INDUSTRY TO FACE THIS EXCEPTIONAL CRISIS

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Port reception facilities are a crucial tool for the good functioning of the maritime industry and thus for the delivery of goods to all. As many others, EUROSHORE’s members have put in place contingency plans to limit the propagation of the COVID 19 while continuing delivering MARPOL services at best.

11Mar

RESTRICTIONS ON THE USE OF OPEN-LOOP SCRUBBERS IN FRANCE, PORTUGAL, SPAIN AND GIBRALTAR

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Members with ships fitted with scrubbers and trading in European ports are advised that based on the information provided by the club’s correspondents in France, Portugal, Spain and Gibraltar that there are restrictions placed on the use of open loop systems.

11Mar

SLUDGE RISK MAY RISE AS BUNKER STREAM LIGHTENS

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Lighter fuel oil blends are believed to be entering Singapore’s bunker stream. The risk with such blends is they may be derived from blending with waxy diesel oil, the use of which can result in excessive sludge, one expert suggests. Traders are bringing in compliant, lighter fuel oil blends to Singapore — the world’s top marine fuel hub.

11Mar

PORT OF KARACHI BANS OPEN-LOOP SCRUBBERS

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Weeks into the 2020 sulphur cap taking effect, the Pakistani government has joined a string of other global destinations and banned open-loop scrubbers at the country’s biggest box port. Ships will have to use closed loop scrubbers or complaint fuel when at the port.