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GHG Amendments Circulated for adoption in 2011

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has circulated proposed draft regulations to make mandatory technical and operational measures to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) from international shipping, following a request by a number of States Parties to Annex VI of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution by Ships (MARPOL) to circulate the draft text.

Field Study Probes 2mg/Kg H2S

According to the International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminals (ISGOTT), H2S content in liquid could produce an equivalent atmospheric concentration in the ratio of 1 (by weight) to 100 (by volume).

DNV Forum: “Tougher Regulations Ahead”

“The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is widely expected to lead to tougher regulations with consequences for the whole offshore industry,” says Andreas Sohmen-Pao, CEO of the BW Group, one of the world’s leading maritime groups, to DNV Forum. He adds that new requirements, if based on thoughtful regulation, can bring the industry forward and generate business opportunities for progressive companies.

2000 containers lost within EU waters annually!

It´s been reported that the European Commission is to is being urged to do more to improve conditions at ports to ensure that containers are correctly weighed and stowed before ships head to sea due to the fact that more than 2,000 shipping containers are believed to be lost overboard every year. MEPs are expected to call…