New regulations have a high impact on business and are often expensive and complicated to implement. DNV can help you stay ahead of developments on environmental issues and make the right choices to improve and safeguard business.
The amount of regulations that shipping companies have to comply with is increasing year by year. New regulations have a high impact on business and are often expensive and complicated to implement. The environmental agenda is driving innovation for ship designers, makers, yards and owners. The shipping industry faces difficult choices on what options to choose and when.
Every choice has upsides and downsides and there is no silver bullet or one solution that fits everybody.
In the business environment we can expect over the next few years, it may be very expensive to get it wrong, but it should also be recognized that change provides business opportunities. Ultimately, the companies that over the next few months and years place the right bets thus have a real opportunity to create a lasting competitive advantage.
In 2004 the Ballast Water Convention was adopted by IMO. It is now on the verge of being ratified and will then enter into force in 2012.
The first formal regulations on CO2 were adopted by IMO in 2011. These comprise the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) and the Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP), both of which will enter into force on 1 January 2013.
NOx emissions are regulated through the revised MARPOL Annex VI 2001, which puts a limit on the specific emission from engines as a function of the rpm. The limits are imposed in three tiers based on the year of construction and operation area.
The 2015 ECA sulphur limit will have severe implications for shipowners and charterers as well as for entire supply chains. In addition, local limits are enforced in certain areas such as in EU ports and California, and new local rules may emerge.
The Recycling Convention Ships will place responsibilities on shipbuilders, shipowners, recycling facilities and national authorities to ensure safe and environmentally viable conditions within the ship recycling industry.
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