October 9, 2018

The 2000 amendments to SOLAS 74, Chapter II-2, Reg. 13 require Emergency Escape Breathing Devices (EEBD) which will be used for escape from a compartment that has a hazardous atmosphere. The EEBD have become mandatory under the new amendments for all ships to which the...

September 4, 2018

All ocean-going ships entering Taiwanese Commercial Ports shall burn fuels, which their sulphur contents do not exceed 0.5% by weight, on or after 1st of January 2019. Alternative methods for complying with this regulation are allowed, but with the Flag Administration...

March 26, 2018

IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee, has adopted amendments to MARPOL Annex V related to marine environment harmful (HME) substances and the Form of Garbage Record Book.

By the amendments, handling procedure, management method, and record keeping method regardin...

July 19, 2017

Regulation (EU) 2015/757 monitoring, reporting and verification of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from maritime transport entered into force on 1 July, 2015. The objective of this regulation, known as the MRV Regulation, is to gain a better understanding of fuel consum...

July 19, 2017

Panama Canal Authority, on 1st of January 2016, released the OP NOTICE TO SHIPPING N-1-2016, with new requirements for Panama Canal Transit.

All vessels with TFW draught > 12.04m shall transit only through New Locks of the Panama Canal, if they arrive at fully loaded co...

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Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announced on January 2019 that the maximum draft for a ship transiting the Neopanamax locks will be set to 14.94 meters a...


May 18, 2019

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