ICS: IMO Needs to Finalise Ballast Water Implementation Dates

ICS: IMO Needs to Finalise Ballast Water Implementation Dates

The global shipping industry – as represented by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – has urged its global regulator, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), to back a carefully crafted …
Jun 19, 2017 /  Curious
Orcelle Award winner delivers solution to biofouling problem

Orcelle Award winner delivers solution to biofouling problem

ECOsubsea, the 2013 Orcelle Award winner, has a solution to the problem of biofouling, an increasingly pressing issue for shipping companies following the recent ratification of the International Maritime …
Jan 18, 2017 /  Curious
Bunker tanker operators may obtain exemptions from BWM requirements as IMO gives green light for SRA concept

Bunker tanker operators may obtain exemptions from BWM requirements as IMO gives green light for SRA concept

It will be possible for states that are party to the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention to grant exemptions for vessels operating within specific geographical areas from the requirement to manage ballast water …
Nov 8, 2016 /  Vessels
Panama accedes to global treaty to halt invasive aquatic species

Panama accedes to global treaty to halt invasive aquatic species

Panama has become the latest State to accede to the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM Convention), bringing the proportion of global shipping tonnage …
Oct 19, 2016 /  Curious
Denmark signs international convention for environmentally-sound recycling of old ships

Denmark signs international convention for environmentally-sound recycling of old ships

Denmark has decided to ratify the Hong Kong Convention for the safe and environmentally-sound recycling of ships, the environment minister, Esben Lunde Larsen, has announced. In the spring of 2017, Denmark will pledge …
Sep 16, 2016 /  Curious
Global treaty to halt invasive aquatic species to enter into force in 2017

Global treaty to halt invasive aquatic species to enter into force in 2017

Accession by Finland has triggered the entry into force of a key international measure for environmental protection that aims to stop the spread of potentially invasive aquatic species in ships’ ballast water. The …
Sep 9, 2016 /  Curious
New SOLAS legislation: OPDR offers its customers expert assistance as well as several options for submitting the VGM

New SOLAS legislation: OPDR offers its customers expert assistance as well as several options for submitting the VGM

As of July 1st 2016, the enforcement of the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) requirements regarding the Verified Gross Mass (VGM) of packed containers will be effective. From then on, a packed container will not …
Jul 1, 2016 /  Vessels
Sri Lanka to implement International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea in merchant shipping

Sri Lanka to implement International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea in merchant shipping

Sri Lanka, for the first time, will implement the international maritime treaty, International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), the Ports and Shipping Ministry said. Following discussions with the …
Jun 17, 2016 /  Curious
Liverpool SOLAS service extends weighing to most UK ports

Liverpool SOLAS service extends weighing to most UK ports

The port of Liverpool will offer container weighing services to help its customers comply with a new international regulation that comes into effect on July 1. The announcement by Peel Ports, Liverpool’s …
Jun 14, 2016 /  Vessels
Peru becomes 51st State to accede to Ballast Water Management Convention

Peru becomes 51st State to accede to Ballast Water Management Convention

Peru has acceded to the Ballast Water Management Convention (BWM Convention), the IMO treaty designed to counter the threat to marine ecosystems by potentially invasive species transported in ships' ballast water. …
Jun 13, 2016 /  Curious