EU Revises Ship Exhaust Gas Emission Monitoring Bar

Posted by George Backwell
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
File picture

EU shipowners say they applaud the European Parliament’s change of heart on the monitoring of CO2 emissions, lifting the bar of included vessels from 400gt to 5,000gt and above.

Previously, the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) Committee of the EP had endorsed the decision of Greek Rapporteur MEP Theodoros Skylakakis to extend the scope of the proposal by including smaller ships of 400 GT or above, as well as more types of emissions. Today however, the EP shifted its position by ultimately rejecting both the extension in terms of GT and additional emissions, thus aligning the scope of its position with the Commission’s proposal of solely monitoring CO2 emissions from ships of 5000GT or above.

“EU shipowners are certainly relieved that the Commission’s proposal was finally preserved by the European Parliament” commented Patrick Verhoeven, ECSA Secretary General and added “Not only is this decision sensible, it also allows the two co-legislators to see eye-to-eye on this particular issue, as the Council has indicated its clear preference for the Commission’s initial proposal”.

Once the Council adopts its own position on the Commission proposal, the negotiations between the Council and the new Parliament can commence, most probably in Autumn 2014. This will buy the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) some time to further develop a global data collection system for fuel consumption on ships, on which promising developments took place during the last IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) earlier this month.

ECSA add that the vote, while maintaining the possibility of the establishment of a potential EU MRV system, also eases the way towards a global solution on CO2 emissions from shipping.

 

 

Maritime Reporter June 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

ISS Inks Service Pact with Technip

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) and Techniphave signed a contract to provide marine agency services and logistics for the Rashid C project in the Middle East. Currently

Hercules-2 Officially Launched

MAN Diesel & Turbo, Wärtsilä and Winterthur Gas & Diesel to collaborate on major, EU-funded project.   A major cross-industry initiative led by MAN Diesel & Turbo,

ST Marine Launches First LMV for RSN

Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd (ST Marine), the marine arm of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering), held the Launching ceremony for the first

Environmental

Hercules-2 Officially Launched

MAN Diesel & Turbo, Wärtsilä and Winterthur Gas & Diesel to collaborate on major, EU-funded project.   A major cross-industry initiative led by MAN Diesel & Turbo,

Research Vessel Heincke: Serving Science for 25 years

7 July 2015. A quarter of a century old, with over 900,000 kilometres (488,842 nautical miles) logged and still on the cutting edge of science and technology:

Water Conservation Measures at Panama Canal

The water levels at Gatun and Madden Lakes are currently well below the expected levels for this time of year. Based on a comprehensive analysis of historic data,

Marine Power

Hercules-2 Officially Launched

MAN Diesel & Turbo, Wärtsilä and Winterthur Gas & Diesel to collaborate on major, EU-funded project.   A major cross-industry initiative led by MAN Diesel & Turbo,

FORAN for Pertamina's Future Ships

FORAN has been chosen by state-owned company PERTAMINA to review the design of their future oil product carrier ships, under construction in a shipyard with the FORAN System.

CNOOC Acquires Asia's 1st LNG Powered Tug

China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) has taken delivery of Asia’s first tugboat Hai Yang Shi You 525, designed to operate solely on liquefied natural gas as ship’s fuel.

Government Update

Hercules-2 Officially Launched

MAN Diesel & Turbo, Wärtsilä and Winterthur Gas & Diesel to collaborate on major, EU-funded project.   A major cross-industry initiative led by MAN Diesel & Turbo,

ST Marine Launches First LMV for RSN

Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd (ST Marine), the marine arm of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering), held the Launching ceremony for the first

Antwerp Joins “One Belt, One Road” Taskforce

“One Belt, One Road” is a Chinese development strategy launched at the end of 2013 that focuses on connectivity and cooperation among countries primarily in Eurasia.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Maritime Standards Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Repair Ship Simulators Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1474 sec (7 req/sec)