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Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Shipping

The amendments to MARPOL Annex VI approved at MEPC 75 to mandate technical and operational measures to reduce greenhouse gas...

January 3, 2020

Amendments to MARPOL Annex II and IBC Code

Amendments to MARPOL Annex II and the IBC Code entered into force on 1 January 2021. Annex II has been...

June 3, 2019


The latest edition of the MEPC.2/Circ. was issued on 1 December 2020.  This circular acts as something of a supplement...

April 24, 2019

Compliance with the Ballast Water Convention

MEPC 71 agreed a compromise proposal on effective dates for the fitting of ballast water treatment systems on existing ships....

April 24, 2019

Data Collection

Monitoring of fuel consumption, CO2 emitted and cargo carried commenced under the EU MRV system on 1 January 2018 for...

April 24, 2019

Material Safety Data Sheets

International legislation prescribes that bulk liquids offered for shipment by sea must be accompanied by an MSDS based on the...

April 23, 2019

2020 Sulphur Cap – Discussions at PPR 6

The 6th session of the PPR Sub-Committee considered various issues in relation to the implementation of the 2020 sulphur cap,...

April 23, 2019

Carriage of High Viscosity and Persistent Floating Substances

Amendements to MARPOL Annex II have been agreed to require a prewash for vegetable oils and waxes after unloading in ports in...

April 23, 2019

EU Ship Recycling Regulation

EU Regulation 1257/2013 is intended to bring forward application of the Hong Kong Convention on Ship Recycling.  It will become...

April 23, 2019

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