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IMO backs the industry proposal for prohibition on the carriage of non-compliant fuel oil in 2020

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR 5) met in London this week. This is a short overview of the most important points discussed.

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February 2018

USCG Guidelines "Evaluating Potential Courses of Action for Inoperable BWM System"

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) have recently released the CG-CVC Policy Letter 18-02, “Guidelines for Evaluating Potential Courses of Action When a Vessel Bound for a Port in the United States has an Inoperable Ballast Water Management (BWM) System.”

US regulations affecting your ships - get the January update!

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. BIMCO highlights only the relevant developments that would impact members. The full CSA January report is also provided.

IMO backs the industry proposal for prohibition on the carriage of non-compliant fuel oil in 2020

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR 5) met in London this week. This is a short overview of the most important points discussed.

BIMCO calls for prohibition on the carriage of non-compliant fuel oil in 2020

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR 5) will meet next week.

January 2018

US regulations affecting your ships - get the December update!

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. BIMCO highlights only the relevant developments that would impact members. The full CSA December report is also provided. 

December 2017

California Biofouling and Ballast Water Management requirements 2018

California State Lands Commission - Information about the implementation of biofouling management requirements and a reminder about existing reporting requirements.

EU Monitoring process starts 1 January 2018

After a period of preparation of monitoring plans, the EU Monitoring, Reporting and Verifying (EU MRV) regulation starts its first reporting period 1 January 2018.

New rules for ships calling at Honduran ports

The Honduran Maritime Authority has announced that all vessels visiting Honduran waters or requesting anchoring within the jurisdictional waters of Honduras, need to arrange stand-by marine pollution response with a local oil and HNS spills response organisation (OSRO).