Green Shipping - Transitional Fuels
It's safe to say that the maritime industry's choice of fuel will be one of the most significant drivers in its efforts to decarbonise shipping
US - EPA Reminder of VGP Requirements
The Club would like to draw Members’ attention to Enforcement Alert #310F22002 issued by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in January 2023
UN High Seas Treaty
Two-thirds of the world's oceans lying beyond 200 nautical miles from the exclusive economic zones )"EEZ") of coastal countries are referred to as international waters or the 'high seas'
MEPC 79 - A Summary
THE IMO Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) responsible for matters concerning the prevention and control of pollution from ships, held its 79th session (MEPC 79) in London from 12-16 December 2022
Shipping in EU ETS from 2024
The EU ETS, established in 2005, is the world’s first emissions trading system and remains the largest greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions trading system across multiple countries and multiple sectors.
Patrick Ryan, Sustainability Director for the UK P&I Club, discussed with Maritime Risk International on the COP27 climate conference in Egypt and what it may mean for the shipping sector.
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
As a sustainable and socially responsible organisation, we do what we can to improve people's lives around the world. The Club directly contributes to many maritime-related charities, particularly those we help to improve the health and wellbeing of seafarers.
United Nations Global Compact
We are a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, which commits us to implement the 10 universal sustainability principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and to take action to support the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
A Roadmap for Ship Decarbonisation
Discover the need for decarbonisation in shipping to combat global warming and reduce greenhouse gas emissions
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
Marpol Annex VI requires ships to reduce SOx emissions either by burning low sulphur fuel or by cleaning the exhaust gas. Exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS), also known as "scrubbers", have been fitted onboard many ships as an acceptable equivalent method of compliance under Marpol Annex VI.
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).
The IMO Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) held its 78th session (MEPC 78) remotely from June 6-10, 2022. This article summarises the outcomes from MEPC 78.
The Club's Correspondent, Vitsan, has issued a Circular to advise Members of amendments and new provisions in the Turkish Environmental Law for Marine Pollution Incidents, published in the Official Gazette on 15 June 2022.
In their latest alert to their clients, ECM Maritime Services, LLC reports on clarification received from the EPA relating to the requisite frequency of sampling and analysis of treated ballast water discharges from USCG type approved Ballast Water Treatment Systems (BWTS) and Alternate Management systems (AMS)* onboard vessels subject to VGP requirements
The IMO has adopted amendments to the Anti-Fouling Systems Convention (AFS convention) vide Resolution MEPC 331 (76), which restricts the use of Cybutryne and also includes an operative passage with respect to the issuance of the new AFS certificate.