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  • Verifavia Shipping First Global Eu Mrv Verifier...

    Verifavia, the world’s leading emissions verification company for the transport sector (aviation and shipping), today announced that it has received a second accreditation by France’s national accreditation body Cofrac as a global EU monitoring, reporting, and verification (MRV) verifier. This makes Verifavia the first globally accredited verifier to receive dual accreditation under ISO 14065 standard and regulation 757/2015.

  • Authority for Transport in Malta issues Notice...

    EU Regulation 2015/757 on the Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of Carbon Dioxide Emission from Maritime Transport (the “Regulation”) has entered into force on 1st July 2015. The Authority for Transport in Malta (“Transport Malta”) has recently issued Notice 133 concerning such regulation.

  • Shell to fuel world’s first LNG-powered Aframax...

    A unit of Royal Dutch Shell will fuel the world’s first LNG-powered Aframax crude oil tankers under a deal signed with Russian shipping company SCF Group (Sovcomflot).
    Shippers are looking to liquefied natural gas (LNG) to help them meet stricter emissions regulations in 2020.

  • Egyptian court says maritime pact with Saudi is...

    An Egyptian court on Sunday said its previous ruling effectively validating a controversial maritime border pact with Saudi Arabia remained in place, further muddying an almost yearlong dispute that had strained relations between the two countries.

  • Can the shipowner arrest the charterer’s bunkers...

    While charterers and other third parties can secure claims against the owners by arresting the vessel, owners’ options to secure their claims against charterers are limited. The arrest of bunkers, explored herein, is possible under UAE law but subject to practical difficulties

  • What do the Oscars and the Maritime Industry have...

    I am writing this on the morning after the Oscars.  In my mind the Oscars are to do with the celebration of excellence in the film industry; the ultimate recognition of film makers, directors and actors.  This morning as I look through my twitter feed it is clear that the Oscars have become much more than that, there is a political message. One example - best actress in a supporting role goes to Viola Davis, she is celebrated not only for being a great actress but for obtaining an award “despite” being black.

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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 proposal, from a broad coalition of governments, concerning the implementation dates for installing complicated new ballast water treatment systems.

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EU ministers agree on good course for maritime transport policy

EU Ministers of Transportation sent a strong signal of continued support for the European maritime sector at a meeting of the Council of Ministers, where the ministers adopted the priorities for the maritime transportation policy until 2020. Danish Shipping believes that the emphasis by Member States on the need for global regulation for a global industry is spot on. Climate change calls for global solutions.

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KVH and ChartCo launch ‘timely and economical’ chart service for vessel owner

KVH Industries Inc (Nasdaq: KVHI) is launching a new service called CHARTlinkTM for ChartCo, in association with leading digital chart distributor ChartCo, to transmit charts and a library of navigators’ publications to vessels at sea in a timely and affordable manner. The two companies will be unveiling the new solution at Nor-Shipping 2017 in Lillestrom, Norway, this week, in KVH booth B04-20 and ChartCo booth C03-02F.

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Container shipping needs clarity on IMO low-sulfur rule enforcement

With little doubt that a new global sulfur emissions rule will take effect in 2020, the container shipping industry needs assurances of how it will be enforced and soon. Without such guarantees, carriers spending billions of dollars to meet the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO's) rule will be unfairly disadvantaged by competitors who do not meet it. The environmental benefits sought would not be realized, either.

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ABS Nautical Systems Simplifies MRV Compliance

ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the offshore and marine industries, has launched ABS Nautical Systems NS Voyage Manager to simplify compliance reporting. The cloud-based, subscription application facilitates compliance with a range of environmental regulations, including the European Union (EU) Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) regulation for CO 2 emissions.

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