As part of its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the United Nations has defined 17 goals to improve life on earth and tackle climate change. The IMO works to support these Sustainable Development Goals in the maritime industry and to protect our oceans.
The US VGP 2013 will not be the last legislation to punish vessels for leaving a trail of lubricant from leaky sterntube seals. So why are we still using them?
Could the ship of the future weigh anchor sooner than expected? We examine how recent disruptions, as well as changing attitudes could incentivize manufacturers to develop new strategies to earn their market share. This article also reveals catalysts for change and details what we can expect to see in the coming years.
Before scrubbers, ballast water treatment systems and methane slip, there was the oily water separator - an oft-overlooked but vital aspect of MARPOL compliance. Now, Port State Control authorities are reopening a case long thought of as a settled issue – to shipowners’ cost.
Nearly 40% of all ships are flagged in the top three registries. But how does size stack up against safety, efficiency, and environmental standards?