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Ballast water management regulatory overview and considerations

New regulations entering into force 1 January 2017

United States Coast Guard grants BWMS type approval

January 2017

United States - CSA round-up for December 2016

This is the latest in a series of reports supplied by the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) with the intention of keeping BIMCO members appraised of legislative developments in the US affecting international shipping.

December 2016

New regulations entering into force 1 January 2017

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) - overview of new and amended regulations entering into force 1 January 2017.

United States Coast Guard grants BWMS type approval

On 2 December 2016, the United States Coast Guard (USCG) granted type approval to the first ever Ballast Water Management System (BWMS). Even though this is a major step forward, the BWMS in question might not be suitable for all ships and trades.

November 2016

BIMCO updates its position on key topics such as GHG emissions and ballast water management

At the recent BIMCO Board of Directors’ meeting held in Shanghai on 10 November 2016, BIMCO’s position on the 12 most important policy issues currently facing the maritime industry were approved.

United States - CSA round-up for October 2016

This is the latest in a series of reports supplied by the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) with the intention of keeping BIMCO members appraised of legislative developments in the US affecting international shipping.

Still many illegal discharges of oily water in US– BIMCO Declaration can help members

Recent court cases in the United States involving environmental pollution from ships highlight the continuing problem of lack of compliance with the US Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships.

October 2016

Landmark IMO MEPC meeting delivers on all major agenda items

The 70th session of the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) is approaching closure and the following gives a brief outline of the meeting.

BIMCO urges IMO for caution to low sulphur cap deadline

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) Committee on the Marine Environment Protection (MEPC 70) will meet next week where the global sulphur cap fuel availability issue will be discussed.

Shipping industry united in seeking further progress on CO2 at critical IMO meeting

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.

BIMCO raises serious concern over data on available fuel ahead of MEPC 70 sulphur decision

BIMCO has today voiced serious concerns about some of the conclusions of the official study that will inform the decision of the MEPC over the implementation date of the 0.5% global sulphur cap.