IMO Tier III NOx compliance is now mandatory for new vessels entering certain emission control areas
Bunker fuel analysis indicates more cases of contaminated bunker fuel in the Rotterdam and Amsterdam areas (ARA), suggesting that the problem persists
Biofuels can play an important part in helping to lower carbon intensity for shipping
On 22 June 2022, the European Parliament adopted a revised proposal for the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS).
Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) has confirmed that they have detected chlorinated hydrocarbons on fuel samples representing HSFO deliveries in Singapore.
The UK P&I Club recently hosted a live webinar. Patrick Ryan, the Club's Sustainability Director, asked the panel how the shipping industry's decarbonisation strategy is shaping up?
These amendments will enter into force on 1 April 2022.
A global fuel sulphur cap of 0.5% was introduced from 1 January 2020, while the 0.1% sulphur cap continued to apply within the ECAs designated under MARPOL Annex VI
COP26 - A summary
After two weeks of intensive and tense negotiations, the outcome of COP26 can probably be best summed up by the words of its President, Mr Alok Sharma; "Today, we can say with credibility that we have kept 1,5 degrees within reach - but, its pulse is weak"; below is an overview of the wider measures and initiatives to emerge from COP26, as well as a more detailed summary of the shipping-related elements.
The Club would like to draw Members' attention to the UK MCA's guidance issued on 17-09-21, providing updated details on the requirements for monitoring and reporting emissions data from ships to the UK MRV Regime.
UK Club Webinar (Green Shipping Series): United States and California Environmental and Compliance Trends Affecting Ship Owners
The UK P&I Club has teamed up with Blank Rome's Jeanne Grasso and Peacock Piper's David Tong, who discuss current environmental and compliance trends both on a Federal and State level for California.
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.
The webinar on, "Biofuel: Benefits and Barriers" covered the current regulatory status of biofuels for use on ships, the on-board handling challenges, and an overview of various types of Biofuels under consideration
The IMO MEPC Review on VLSFOs
In the lead up to the implementation of the IMO Sulphur regulations (on 1 January 2020), the shipping industry raised concerns over the uncertainty and potential diversity of the VLSFO characteristics so the ISO committee in charge of ISO 8217 has published a global overview of the key VLSFO fuel characteristics
UK P&I Club has partnered with Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS), a global market leader in marine fuel testing and bunker surveys
In the third of our Ask an Expert video series Ian Crutchley (Customer Account Manager with VPS) and Paul Parkinson (Group Oil Condition Monitoring Business Development Leader for VPS), discuss the fuel, in terms of what has changed after the introduction of VLSFO, how these changes might be effecting the machinery as well as cylinder lubrication aspects.
UK P&I Club Live Webinar (Series 2): Fuel Quality Part 2 Technical Aspects of Fuel Quality Claims
Following the the success of the Club's 1st webinar, Anuj and Ansuman were joined by James Duncombe from CWA to answer various queries raised by the audience on the technical aspects of fuel quality claims.
The UK P&I Club successfully conducted its first webinar, it focused on the practical and legal issues of fuel quality.