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IMO: Guidelines for onboard sampling for verification of sulphur content

IMO has issued guidance addressing the location of onboard fuel sampling points and the handling of samples for the testing of sulphur content for MARPOL Annex […]

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Cyprus Flag Administration guide for BWM Convention entering into force on 8th September 2017

From the DMS relevant circular number 1/2017: 1. The International Convention for the Control and Management of Ship’s Ballast Water and Sediments 2004 (“BWM Convention”) will enter […]

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Baleària signs agreement for two dual fuel ferries

Baleària has reached an agreement with the Italian shipyard Cantiere Navale Visentini to build two, dual gas engine sister ferries, measuring 186.5 meters in length and […]

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EU Council adopts port reform

A new set of rules to increase the financial transparency of ports and create clear and fair conditions for access to the port services market throughout […]

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IMO Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response Outcome

The IMO Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response held its 4th session (PPR 4) from 16 through 20 January 2017 under the Chairmanship of Mr Sveinung […]

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First amendments to the MLC 2006 come into force

The first amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006) which ensure better protection to seafarers and their families in case of abandonment, death and […]

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Connecting ships, ports and people theme launched by IMO Secretary-General

World Maritime Day 2017: Connecting ships, ports and people The importance of coherent and connected development across all maritime sectors will feature strongly in IMO’s work […]

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IMDG code – New Year, new Code

1 January 2017 marks the start of transitional effect for Amendment 38-16 of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code. All amendments prior to Amendment 37-14 […]

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​0.5% sulphur cap implementation on agenda

Work to support the smooth and effective implementation of the 0.5% m/m global sulphur cap on fuel oil used by ships will be a main focus […]

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Steps to be taken when bringing vessels back from layup

Layup reactivation is crucial given that the vessel may have been out of service for a number of months and hence the Shipowners P&I Club has […]

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