Rising interest in methanol as ship fuel
The maritime industry's interest in alternative fuel ships is rising, and methanol is one of the fuels gaining traction alongside biofuels and LNG
Israel's Port Regulations (prevention of air pollution from ships) 2022 implementing MARPOL Annex VI will enter into force on 23rd February 2023
The UK P&I Club had previously reported on the UK MCA's Marine Information Note (MIN) 669 (M+F) on Reporting Emissions Data into the UK Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) Regime
COP27 - A Summary
COP27 took place in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, from 7-20th November 2022, having overrun by a day and a bit for the agreement to be signed off by the 200 countries which participated in the conference
On 28 September, VPS released an important alert regarding distillate fuels
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?
Never before have we as a planet been so acutely aware of the energy and emissions we produce. Shipping, that indispensable cog in the engine of world trade, is no exception.
These amendments will enter into force on 1 April 2022.
China and South Korea has announced implementation of their own fuel sulphur caps with emission control areas requiring use of 0.1% sulphur fuels.
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