INDUSTRIAL NEWS-WEEK 02

 EIA: PRICE EFFECTS FROM SULPHUR CAP TO DIMINISH OVER TIME The US EIA issued its 2019 Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) forecasting that the change in fuel specification, as a result from IMO’s 2020…

INDUSTRIAL NEWS-WEEK 01

CHINA EMISSION REGULATIONS: AN OVERVIEW In this article, SQE Marine provides information about the current situation on Chinese emissions regulations. Specifically, China relevant authority (MSA) has set three ECA’s in China area in…

INDUSTRIAL NEWS-WEEK 52

PARIS MOU, TOKYO MOU TO START ISSUING LETTER OF WARNING ON SULPHUR COMPLIANCE The Maritime Authorities of the Paris MoU and the Tokyo MoU on Port State Control will start issuing a letter…

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OVERVIEW OF SCRUBBER DIS  OVERVIEW OF SCRUBBER DISCHARGES BANS IN PORTS Scrubbers are an accepted equivalent measure from compliance with thee IMO 2020 sulphur cap. Scrubbers have divided the shipping industry, while ports…

INDUSTRIAL NEWS-WEEK 50

UKRAINE TO COMPLY WITH IMO LOAD LINES CONVENTION Ukraine has acceded to the 1988 Protocol relating to the International Convention on Load Lines. On Wednesday, December 5, the State Secretary of the Ministry…

INDUSTRIAL NEWS-WEEK 49

EU TO SIMPLIFY SEAFARERS TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION The European Council adopted its position on a proposal to simplify and streamline the existing EU regulatory framework on seafarers’ training and certification. The aim is…

INDUSTRIAL NEWS-WEEK 41

THE AMERICAN CLUB AND SEAMEN’S CHURCH INSTITUTE JOINTLY PUBLISH MENTAL WELLBEING GUIDE FOR SEAFARERS   Publication released on World Mental Health Day to promote the recognition of mental wellbeing as a key component…

INDUSTRIAL NEWS-WEEK 40

SINGAPORE BUNKERING HUB READY FOR IMO 2020, EXPANDS LNG BUNKERING GROUP – MINISTER Singapore authorities are taking measures to ensure the availability of low- sulphur marine fuels ahead of upcoming emissions regulations in…

INDUSTRIAL NEWS-WEEK 39

HIDDEN ENGINE ROOM HOT SPOTS   Typical root causes for such incidents have been identified as: Missing pipe brackets/supports on oil systems leading to increased vibrations and subsequent cracks or even breakage of…

INDUSTRIAL NEWS-WEEK 38

Stevedore dies while unloading cargo in Port of Paulsboro A 26-year-old stevedore died after two steel planks fell on him, while he was working onboard the bulk carrier ‘Virtuous Striker’, docked in the…