The International Maritime Organization’s Marine Environment Protection Committee has adopted an amendment to the International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-fouling Systems on Ships (AFS Convention). From 1 January 2023, the ingredient cybutryne...
Ships over 400 gross tonnage now need to have an oily water separator with an oil content monitor and a bilge alarm to make sure polluted bilge water is not discharged overboard. Yet, the progress has been dogged by issues such as weak guidelines, non-conformities,...
Governments at the meeting of the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 78) last week have rejected plans for an R&D Fund that could speed up decarbonisation in the shipping industry. The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) calls it a wasted...
After being forced to cancel the fair at the eleventh hour due to the Covid-19 pandemic back in 2020, the Hamburg SMM is working hard to make the 2022 edition a success. The SMM’s chosen motto, “Driving the maritime transition”, shows great ambition to...
The shipping industry was one of the first industries to implement comprehensive international safety standards set forth by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Lanier Law has now published the Maritime Safety Guide, which condenses the many rules and...
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