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London port introduces ‘green’ discount on port charges

The Port of London announced that, in the first three months of the current year, 66 ships calling at terminals on the Thames qualified for the […]

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EU and DNVGL – FAQ on the implementation of the MRV shipping Regulation

A. The EU MRV is applicable for ships >5,000 GT and for each voyage to, within and from EU (and EFTA) ports. Exempted are warships, naval […]

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Valletta Declaration casts important foundation for future EU shipping strategy

European Transport Ministers adopted Wednesday afternoon a ministerial declaration on maritime transport. The declaration outlines priorities for the EU’s maritime transport policy, focusing on competitiveness, digitalisation […]

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IMO announces GloBallast successful completion

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) notified that a decade-long project, which aimed to promote implementation of an international treaty, stemming the transfer of potentially invasive species […]

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IMO issues FAQs on 2020 global Sulphur limit

IMO has set a global limit for sulphur in fuel oil used on board ships of 0.50% m/m (mass by mass) from 1 January 2020. This […]

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LNG-fuelled fleet hits 200 ship mark

The in-service and on-order fleet of LNG-powered seagoing ships has reached the 200 mark. The double century was achieved on 20 March 2017 when Sovcomflot confirmed […]

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Shipping confidence holds steady despite industry, political pressures

Shipping confidence held steady in the three months to end-February 2017, Moore Stephens’ latest Shipping Confidence Survey shows. Specifically, in February 2017, the average confidence level […]

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ISO issues new edition of marine fuel specifications

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published a document to inform on the new edition of the ISO 8217 specifications of marine fuels. This sixth edition(ISO 8217:2017) cancels […]

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Why global hijacks have decreased but maritime kidnaps and terrorism are rising

Although Control Risks recorded a 21% decrease in attacks and boardings of ships globally in 2016, cases of high-severity maritime terrorism and kidnaps increased and several […]

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4th IMO SDC Sub-Committee Outcome

The Sub-Committee finalized  Ship Design and Construction (SDC), 4th session through 13-17 February 2017 and issued draft Revised Explanatory Notes to the SOLAS chapter II-1 subdivision […]

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