Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI), for new ships, and the Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP)

The EEDI is a performance-based mechanism that requires a certain minimum energy efficiency in new ships. Ship designers and builders are free to choose the technologies to satisfy the EEDI requirements in a specific ship design. The SEEMP establishes a mechanism for operators to improve the energy efficiency of ships. The regulations apply to all …

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Award from Lloyds Maritime Academy 2019

This award refers to the very successful online learning course ‘Maritime Leadership and Management. The applicants for this award have varied from Port Managers and staff to Masters of Cruise Liners and Antarctic Survey Vessels. This is also a great introduction to the shipping world for support services in admin and accounts to gain knowledge …

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LSA & Equipment Standards

MSN 1734 (M+F) Amendment 10

Applies new standards for life saving equipment, fixed fire fighting equipment and Bridge navigation equipment.

These will be of interest to ship managers and Masters as well as port state control officers. Provisions must be in place by 30 April 2018. Masters would do well not to buy any equipment not matching this standard from this date onwards.

MARPOL Annex VI & EU Sulphur

Availability – Under the provisions of MARPOL VI, Regulation 14, the availability of fuel oil to meet the global 0.5% sulphur limit in 2020 or 2025 is to be determined by the IMO Steering Committee in 2018. The demand for compliant fuel oil is to be determined based on bottom-up modeling (fuel consumption and emissions from …

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