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Four Important Prerequisites For Effective Ballast Water Compliance Strategy

Regulatory understanding & Accurate information; Installation Timeline; Technical Feasibilities; Compliance Maintenance  The various surveys with early adopters of Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) have shown that the majority of systems installed to date face operability challenges, either due to installation, operational sequence or even non-marine-grade system selection. Given that Ballast Water Management (BWM) is a…

14 Jan 2019, by Informa Connect Insights

Maritime

Bill of Lading Problems No. 1 – ‘Clean’ and ‘Dirty’ B/L’s & Letters of Indemnity (LOI’s)

The demand by shippers for the issue of a ‘Clean’ B/L by a shipowner/carrier, despite observed damage to cargo, is a global problem. It undoubtedly occurs hundreds of times or more each day. Such circumstances actually oblige the Master to state the nature of the observed damage on the face of the relevant B/L. However, if he does this, the B/L will become a ‘Dirty’ B/L and is effectively worthless to a seller/ shipper as the…

18 Dec 2018, by Informa Connect Insights

Maritime

IMO 2020 Impacts to The Shipping Industry – An Expert’s Perspective

On 1 January 2020 the final piece of the jigsaw that is the amended International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) MARPOL Annex VI will fall into place. Ships will be required to consume fuel with a sulfur content of 0.5% m/m or less globally. This event has been widely referred to as IMO 2020. What impact is this going to have?  When…

18 Dec 2018, by Informa Connect Insights

Maritime

Technical and Economic Considerations in Marine Scrubbers Investment Decisions

The scrubber business is getting increased momentum due to the upcoming enforcement of the global sulphur cap. DNV-GL has recently estimated that there are 1850 ships with scrubbers already installed or on order.  However, as the market is developing so rapidly, no one really know how many scrubbers are actually up and running on a daily basis without any major issues, such as false alarms, sensor problems, unintended switching of operations between open/closed loop, back-pressure alarms when turning on/off engines and boilers going into the same scrubber – just to mention a few of…

10 Dec 2018, by Informa Connect Insights
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