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IMO agrees to ban PFOS from firefighting systems on board ships

09 March 2022

To protect crew against exposure to dangerous substances used in fire-fighting systems, as well as to minimise the impact on the environment, the IMO’s Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment ( SSE) has finalised prohibition of perfluoro-octane sulfonic acid ( PFOS) from fire-fighting systems on board ships

Optimism is tangible, although ship yard overcapacity is the looming danger in the horizon

20 November 2011

If you work a little harder every day and do your work a little better and smarter today than yesterday, you will stand a better chance of running a successful shipping business. Those words of wisdom catch the optimism bubbling at the NAVIGATOR 2011 event in Athens, Greece. A business full of hardship in recent years has only drowned a few of the die-hard optimists within the shipping industry.

First global standard for ship hull cleaning essential for marine ecosystems

26 May 2020

BIMCO, the world’s largest shipping association, has moved a step closer to finishing a global set of guidelines needed to protect the marine environment from invasive species and reduce CO2 emissions. Currently, there is no common global standard for cleaning ships’ hulls to avoid transferring invasive aquatic species, nor for the potentially damaging debris washed off in the process.