Chinese ECA

From 1 January 2017 ships calling at all eleven key ports in China must use fuel with a sulphur content not exceeding 0.50 per cent whilst berthed. Chinese regulation designates the Pearl River and Yangtze River Deltas, and Bohai-rim Waters as domestic emission control areas (ECAs) and places a cap on the sulphur content of…

Ballast Water Management Convention

India’s government have recently approved ratification of the Ballast Water Convention bringing Gross Tonnage to 33.64%, just 1.34% away from entering into force. Now is the time to prepare for the BWM Convention entering into force.