17 December 2019
BIMCO’s committee structure will change to reflect the increased importance of the environment while maintaining a thorough debate on safety. The BIMCO Board of Directors agreed to the change at a meeting in December.
29 January 2020
Green Ship Technology addresses all of the environmental challenges which the maritime industry faces today.
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.
16 January 2017
Lack of compliance with the US Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS) continues to result in significant financial penalties for shipping companies and ships being barred from entering ports in the USA.
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.
16 April 2018
Stricter biofouling rules for ship calling New Zealand beginning May 2018. Marine pests and diseases introduced to New Zealand on ship hulls are a potential threat to the marine environment and resources. From May 2018, all commercial and recreational ships arriving in New Zealand will need to have a clean hull.
10 October 2018
BIMCO and the World Shipping Council (WCS) have launched a proposal for a mandatory and standardized reporting system to be developed, to address the safety and environmental risks associated with containers lost at sea.
06 March 2018
With effect from 1 March 2018, MARPOL Annex V and the related guidelines were amended to effect changes relating to substances that are harmful to the marine environment and form of garbage record book.
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.