22 August 2016
21 May 2019
What the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) and the working group accomplished last week, was to finalise and agree on a set of procedures for assessment of impact on states from the proposed short-term measures. An important stop block has thus been removed which paves the way for advancement of individual proposals. The meeting didn’t postpone anything.
26 October 2018
BIMCO was very satisfied with several developments at the meeting of the Marine Environmental Protection Committee at the International Maritime Organization 22-26 October.
19 October 2016
In advance of next week’s critical meeting of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 70) at the IMO in London, the global shipping industry has called on IMO Member States to give serious consideration to a joint industry submission regarding the need for further progress on addressing the sector’s CO2 emissions.
15 April 2016
BIMCO has today shared the two critical issues at the top of its own priority list ahead of the IMO’s MEPC meeting next week.
10 October 2019
The United States Coast Guard (USCG) and United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have developed voluntary best management practices for ballast water discharges for ships in order to mitigate the risk of transferring Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease.
15 February 2017
Rear Adm. Paul Thomas, Assistant Commandant for prevention policy, recently wrote the following article for the North American Marine Environmental Protection Association (NAMEPA) focused on ballast water management beyond US type-approvals.
04 July 2018
The Chinese government is planning to expand the country’s Emission Control Areas (ECA) in a bid to cut emissions from the shipping industry further and enhance environmental protection.
21 May 2019
The Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) strengthened Energy Efficiency Design Indexes (EEDI) for Phase 3 for certain ship types by increasing the reduction rate and/or bringing forward the start date.
20 May 2019
The Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) agreed on guidance for a malfunctioning scrubber at a meeting in London last week.