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Latest items in 2019

Date Title

3 Dec 2019

Article: Preparations intensify as IMO 2020 global sulphur cap looms

With less than a month to go for the impending IMO 2020 global sulphur cap, the club has started witnessing dispute cases relating to the measurement of sulphur content in the fuel.

3 Dec 2019

News: General strike in France on 5 December 2019

Ahead of potentially significant disruption across France in the coming days, the club's correspondents in Marseilles-Fos have issued advice.

27 Nov 2019

News: Changes to California's ballast water regulations

Ballast water, while necessary for the safe and efficient operation of commercial ocean-going ships, can also create serious environmental complications if not handled correctly. Studies suggest that in the US alone, the introduction of invasive mollusks (transported in water loaded at one port, which is then discharged at another) into local ecosystems costs more than USD 6 billion per year.

27 Nov 2019

News: Malaysia bans open-loop scrubbers

Malaysia has become the latest country to ban the use of open-loop scrubbers in its waters (12 nautical miles from land).

26 Nov 2019

News: Risk‐based stowage of dangerous goods on containerships

The Cargo Incident Notification System (CINS) organisation has produced new industry safety guidance for the stowage of dangerous goods on board containerships.