ECA requirements in China

China MSA has issued a Guidelines on supervising the implementation of ECA regulations. In accordance with the Guidelines, ships are required to correctly and accurately document bunkers changes on board, keep good record of bunker stemming certifications and any measures taken to prevent air pollution (like use of shore power, clean energy, exhaust air scrubbers etc.) MSA have the right to examine ships’ documents and draw bunker samples for lab analysis, and upon finding use of substandard fuels, issue warnings, and/ or order correction actions, and/ or detain ships. Ships may also be imposed a fine up to RMB100,000 for failing to keep bunker stemming documentations and samples. A copy of the China MSA Guidelines and its free English translation provided by a local lawyer are available above.

For more information please contact Helen Huang

Industry developments

Polar Shipping

Legal, navigational and environmental resources, news and updates on the development of polar shipping. Read more

US VRP Compliance

With effect from 30th January 2014 non-tank as well as tankships calling at US ports will be required to submit VRPs.  For Club and other resources to assist in compliance click here

International Environmental compliance

Environmental Compliance resource page collates material in respect of International environmental compliance issues affecting our Members. Information from the Club, Loss Prevention and external resources has been collated in one place for ease of reference.

MLC 2006

The Maritime Labour Convention enters into force in August 2013 - resources, news & advice on implementation can be found in this dedicated section.  READ MORE

International sanctions

Recent guidance & corresponding material in respect of international sanctions against various countries has been updated with respect to temporary easing of sanctions against Iran.  READ MORE


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