In December 2020, the Club provided the below update on the California ballast water discharge regulations reporting that the California State Lands Commission (CSLC) had issued a notice of Approval of Amendment to Articles of the California Code of Regulations, these amendments will become effective on 1 January 2022.
The Sea Cargo Charter
The Sea Cargo Charter ("the Charter") provides a global transparent framework and baseline for assessing and disclosing the climate alignment of chartering activities.
On 14 July 2021 the European Commission adopted the EU's "Fit for 55" package which consists of a set of inter-connected proposals that will together deliver the EU's ambition of reducing its greenhouse gas ("GHG") emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels, and for the EU to become a climate neutral continent by 2050.
The Club would like to alert Members to a worrying development at Ukrainian ports
This article examines the outlook for offshore wind farms in the United States, including the two types of offshore wind farm, regulatory compliance and more
Canada Ballast Water Regulations - Update
Transport Canada recently announced an update to their Ballast Water Regulations (SOR/2021-120) which entered into immediate effect
The 76th session of the IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 76) was held remotely with a limited agenda from 10 to 17 June 2021
The new Environment Examination Regulation number 31509 dated 12 June 2021 was published and contained inspection information, and does not contain any increase on fine amount, thus the Pollution tariff 2021 is still valid.
Biofuel: Benefits and Barriers webinar - Q&A
Following a recent UK Club webinar on Biofuels there were many questions raised answered, these have been conflated for the easy use of Members and the wider Shipping Industry
To promote safety and avoid maritime pollution, the Ghana Maritime Authority (GMA) has issued this shipping notice laying out the mandatory procedures for the transfer of oil and other substances.
This bulletin briefly describe the physical properties of petcoke, the environmental implications of its discharge or loss at sea, the properties and effects of petcoke cleaning agents and some of the national and international policies relating to its disposal.
Please find below information received from UK Club correspondent in Turkey, Vitsan; the circular outlines the recent announcement that wash water discharge of open-loop scrubbers is prohibited in Turkish waters