Safety & Regulation

A Maersk liner at sea

A last-ditch attempt to delay the implementation of the global sulphur cap is expected to be made at this week’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) 73 at the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

Detail of US flag alongside UK flag

UK and US maritime sectors seek to strengthen their relationship in preparation for a new free trade agreement.

Flags outside IMO headquarters

MEPC’s enforcement approach to IMO 2020 is high stakes for shipping and Big Oil.  

An artist’s impression of a carbon-neutral ship design

Environmental technology will drive the shipping industry to the International Maritime Organization’s goal of reducing greenhouse-gas emissions by 50% of 2005 levels by 2050. Some of that technology already exists in the form of modernised sails and wing foils, while other technologies, such as bioethanol, will be delivered in due course. Together, the developments will create a cleaner industry.

The European Union (EU) Committee of the House of Lords heard oral evidence from a panel of five expert witnesses representing the UK Chamber of Shipping, Stena Lines, Holyhead Port, the British Ports Association and British Marine. 

IMO secretary-general Kitack Lim with Grahaeme Henderson

The award recognises Dr Grahaeme Henderson, vice president, shipping & maritime, Shell, for his focus to drive collaboration and improve safety across the industry

The Lloyd’s of London building

Standard, the world’s fourth-largest P&I club, announced that it is to cease underwriting at Lloyd’s from 1 January 2019 via its Syndicate 1884.

The new rules, which are contained in the EU’s Ship Recycling Regulation (SRR), require existing ships to be surveyed and certified by 31 December 2020.

The IUA published its annual London Company Market Statistics Report, which provides figures for the London market excluding Lloyd’s, reported a rise in the level of marine premium written last year.