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June 2019

Nigerian piracy can be managed

On 4 June BIMCO, together with ICS, IMCA, ITF and OCIMF, had arranged a symposium about piracy in the Gulf of Guinea. The symposium came to the conclusion that the Nigerian piracy problem occurs in a small area and can be solved if Nigeria wants it.

China and South Korea agree on ballast water exchange rules

China and South Korea have agreed on exemption of ballast water exchange requirements for International ships sailing between People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Korea (South Korea).

April 2019

Panama Canal Authority's deck cooling measures for ships to take immediate effect

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) issues "deck cooling during transit" requirement effectively immediately for all crude tankers, product carriers and chemical tankers carrying cargoes with flashpoints of less then 18 degrees C.

January 2019

China adopts 0.50% sulphur limit to match IMO regulation

Chinese regulators have tightened its domestic emission control area regulation (DECA) which came into force on 1 January 2019.

Polish Szczecin is top bulk terminal in new BIMCO report

The best performing port, in BIMCO’s Dry Bulk Terminals Vetting Report 2018, is Szczecin in Poland. The report collected input from 144 ships covering 381 terminals. A total of 97% of the reports were rated as average or better, which gave an average rating of 3.6 (out of five). The result is a marginal better than last year’s results.

China has not yet placed a full ban on open-loop scrubbers

Chinese regulators have updated part of its domestic emission control area (DECA) regulations with effect from 1 January 2019 but has not yet placed a full ban on open-loop scrubbers as reported widely.

China issues new data collection system with immediate effect

China has adopted new regulations concerning the reporting of fuel consumption and energy efficiency with effect from 1 January 2019.

December 2018

US 2013 VGP remain in force beyond its expiration date

US have changed its law in relation to discharges from ships incidental to its normal operation. A new law, the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (VIDA) establishes a new legal framework for the regulation of such discharges from ships in US waters.

New Zealand gets tough on stink bug ships!

New Zealand enforces strict biosecurity regulations and the latest 'victim' was a vehicle carrier ordered to leave New Zealand due to stink bug contamination.

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