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Helen Barden

Helen is a senior solicitor at NorthStandard. Helen has been with the Club since 2012 working in the FD&D team and is now in External Affairs. Helen has been heavily involved in the NorthStandard’s decarbonisation work, advising Members on the international regulations, such as the EEXI and CII regu... Please follow the link to continue reading.


Emission Schemes are “cap and trade” schemes that cap the total amount of greenhouse gases to be emitted by certain vessels covered by the system.  Over time, this cap is reduced as an incentive to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased efficiency and the use of alternative fuels. In the ... Please follow the link to continue reading.

Where do we go from here? A roadmap for HKC implementation

Following Pakistan's recent accession to the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships (HKC), all major ship recycling states, including Türkiye, India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan, have become parties to the IMO's HKC. 

MEPC 80 – Summary of Outcomes

Get insights into the diverse topics addressed during the 80th session of IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 80).

Who is responsible for accounting and reporting a ship’s emissions?

It can be difficult to determine if shipowners or charterers are responsible for accounting and reporting the GHGs emitted by a ship. This article helps determine where the responsibility for accounting and reporting of GHG emissions from ships lies under different types of charter parties.