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Regulatory Timeline

A shipowner's guide to tracking regulatory changes

Over the coming decade shipping will be impacted by an array of new legislation, the majority of which is related to environmental issues. These rules will add to the already heavy legislative burden shipping is subject to and many will have huge commercial and financial implications to shipping companies. The regulations that impact shipping come mostly from the International Maritime Organization, but national, supranational and other international bodies have written, and will be writing, regulations, that impact shipping.

March 3, 1967

Torrey Canyon casualty

En route from Kuwait to Milford Haven the six-year old Suezmax Torrey Canyon struck rocks off the Isles of Scilly and Cornwall in the UK. Anti-pollution efforts included two days of bombing by the RAF in a bid to burn off cargo from the broken vessel

 
 
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March 16, 1978

Amoco Cadiz grounds

Four-year-old Liberian-flagged 233,690 dwt very large crude carrier Amoco Cadiz grounds off France with almost 220,000 tonnes oil lost. Court cases rumble on for years Read more

 
 
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March 6, 1987

Herald of Free Enterprise capsizes

Ro-ro ferry Herald of Free Enterprise, operated by Townsend Thorsensen, capsizes as it prepares to leave Zeebrugge, Belgium. Lengthy trial and proposals for ferry safety from Sheen Report follow Read more

 
 
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December 20, 1987

Dona Paz sinks

Philippine ferry Dona Paz sinks with over 4,000 deaths after collision with tanker. Company Sulpico eventually pays compensation to victims' families, but says later it still remains powerless to control overcrowding Read more

 
 
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March 24, 1989

Exxon Valdez disaster

Crude oil tanker Exxon Valdez grounds and severly pollutes Prince William Sound, Alaska. As well as raising key issues such as single-hull tankers, crew exhaustion and other manning and training issues, it led to an ongoing court case in which Exxon fought in the US courts to reduce payments Read more

 
 
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August 1, 1990

US Oil Pollution Act written

With a text agreed in 1990 amd coming into force in 2005, the OPA rewrites the rule book on tankers Read more

 
 
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September 28, 1994

Estonia sinks

Cruise ferry Estonia sinks in the Baltic Sea in bad weather, one of many casualties in 1994 Read more

 
 
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February 15, 1996

Sea Empress grounding

Single-hull tanker Sea Empress grounded off Milford Haven, UK, spilling an estimated 72,000 tonnes of oil and polluting 201 km of coastline. Incident leads to questions about dangers of Milford Haven and added fuel to the double hull tanker debate

 
 
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December 13, 1999

Tanker Erika breaks in two off France

The 37,283 dwt tanker Erika breaks in two and sinks, spilling 20,000 tonnes fuel which washes up on the Brittany coastline

 
 
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January 12, 2000

Erika corrosion uncovered, master faces jail

Story of the tanker Erika splitting up and leaking oil develops as history of corrosion is revealed and master faces long jail term

 
 
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June 26, 2000

First Erika package developed

Brussels develops first Erika package to help increase European maritime safety. Includes proposed banning of single-hull tankers Read more

 
 
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December 20, 2000

Second Erika package proposals noted

Second Erika package of proposals being developed, including proposal that will eventually lead to formation of European Maritime Safety Agency Read more

 
 
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January 1, 2001

NOx tier 1 requirements in force

All vessels constructed between January 1, 2000, and January 1, 2011, must have engines that meet tier I NOx emission requirements (Marpol Annex VI) Read more

 
 
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June 27, 2002

European Maritime Safety Agency

European Act paves way for the creation of Emsa in the wake of Prestige and Erika disasters around Europe's coastline Read more

 
 
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July 1, 2002

AIS and ISM requirements in force

Rules come into force compelling vessels to install transponders for automatic identity systems (AIS) and to have on board an International Ship Management Code Read more

 
 
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November 19, 2002

Prestige sinks

Ater splitting in two first the aft and then fore part of the oil tanker prestige sink off Spain. Putitng pressure on political debates begun after the Erika disaster Read more

 
 
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December 18, 2002

International Ship and Port Facility Security Code agreed

International Ship and Port Facility Security Code agreed. ISPS seen as a knee-jerk response by maritime rule makers to terror attacks in New York in September 2001. It allowed countries to include provisions to impose control and compliance measures on ships in or intending to visit its ports Read more

 
 
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January 1, 2003

Mitropoulos becomes 7th IMO secretary-general

Greece's Efthimios Mitropoulos becomes the seventh IMO secretary-general, to replace Canada's William O'Neil, following IMO Council election on June 18, 2002 Read more

 
 
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January 29, 2003

First Emsa director-general announced

Emsa's first director-general announced, Dutch national Willem de-Rutter. Emsa subsequently relocated to Lisbon Read more

 
 
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February 13, 2004

Ballast water convention adopted by IMO

International Ballast Water Management Convention agreed and formally adopted. Requires at least 30 IMO member states to ratify it, and they must have a minimum of 35% of the global fleet. Once these targets are achieved the convention comes into force a year later Read more

 
 
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February 3, 2006

al-Salam Boccaccio 98 casualty

Fire in car deck on Red Sea Rina-classed, Egyptian-owned ferry leads to free-surface effect and eventual capsize Read more

 
 
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April 1, 2006

Common structural rules agreed

Class Societies (through IACS) agree common structural rules for tankers and bulk carriers in Dec 2005, coming into effect 1 April 2006. They are later combined to form Harmonised Common Structural Rules Read more

 
 
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May 18, 2007

Wreck Removal Convention agreed and adopted

The Nairobi International Wreck Removal Convention agreed at special conference. Awaiting ratification by 10 states before coming into force Read more

 
 
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December 7, 2007

Hebei Spirit

Anchored very large crude carrier Hebei Spirit struck by Samsung-owned barge off South Korea, leading to country's worst oil spill. Master and chief officer of VLCC arrested, leading to international outcry Read more

 
 
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October 8, 2008

IMO agrees SOx and NOx rule changes

IMO agrees amendments to Marpol Annex VI that create current rules for SOx and NOx emissions, as well as volatile organic compounds and ozone-depleting substances Read more

 
 
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December 31, 2008

LRIT transmissions start

In response to concerns over terrorism, governments at IMO agree that all ships should issue position reports every six hours when on international voyages. Long Range Identification and Tracking is mostly through automated satellite transmissions paid for by governments that are Solas signatories Read more

 
 
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May 19, 2009

Hong Kong Ship Recycling Convention adopted

Final acceptance of the text by IMO and ILO on a new ship recycing convention to improve the environmental and safety aspects of ship recycling. It comes into force a year after ratification by at least 15 member states (with 40% of the global fleet and whose ship recycling capacity over the preceding 10 years exceeds 3% of their combined fleet tonnage). Convention forces more care by owners, and more proactive selection of recycling facility Read more

 
 
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December 2, 2010

Container weighing rules

World Shipping Council and ICS call for mandatory container weighing Read more

 
 
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January 1, 2011

NOx tier II requirements

All vessels constructed after January 1, 2011, must have engines that meet tier II NOx emission requirements (Marpol Annex VI) Read more

 
 
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February 7, 2011

Iran sanctions

US sanctions against Iran escalate tensions. A good timeline summary of events between 1987 and 2010 can be found here Read more

 
 
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December 31, 2011

EU deadline for IMO CO2 action

European Union gave IMO up to December 31, 2011, to make agreement on shipping greenhouse gas emissions reductions. Otherwise it would create its own policies, which it has done Read more

 
 
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January 1, 2012

Sekimizu becomes IMO secretary-general

Following IMO Council vote in June 2011, Japan's Koji Sekimizu becomes the eighth secretary-general of the UN agency and reshuffles secretariat Read more

 
 
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July 1, 2012

Ecdis deadline — new passenger ships and new tankers

Ecdis becomes mandatory for new passengerships of 500 gt and upwards, and tankers of 3,000 gt and upwards, constructed on or after July 1, 2012. Relevant crew training and onboard paperwork also need to be completed Read more

 
 
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January 1, 2013

EEDI Phase 0 and SEEMP in force

From this date all ships must have a ship energy efficiency management plan. It is a paper exercise that can, however, be used to good effect as it encourages operators and crews to take a measured approach to fuel efficiency. The Energy Efficiency Design Index is an encouragement for vessels to be built with better fuel efficiency and thus lower CO2 emissions. This first stage was for newbuildings to be the same as their reference line. All ships need an International Energy Efficiency Certificate Read more

 
 
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January 1, 2013

US ballast water rules for newbuildings

All newbuildings with keels laid after January 1, 2013, that eventually trade in US waters must meet US Coast Guard rules on ballast water treatment technology Read more

 
 
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June 20, 2013

EU reveals plans to integrate shipping into its GHG programme

European bodies unveil the document Integrating Maritime Transport Emissions in the EU's greenhouse gas reduction policies Read more

 
 
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July 1, 2013

Ecdis deadline — newbuilding large cargo vessels (not tankers)

Ecdis becomes mandatory for cargoships, other than tankers, of 10,000 gt and upwards, constructed on or after July 1, 2013. Relevant crew training and onboard paperwork also need to be completed Read more

 
 
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August 1, 2013

Maritime Labour Convention in force

The convention, from the International Labour Organisation, includes shipowners'/shipmanagers' obligations regarding contracts with crew. It includes standards on working hours, health and safety, crew accommodation and living standards, catering and welfare. The convention also sets standards on minimum age, health certificates and qualifications Read more

 
 
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December 10, 2013

EU Ship Recycling Regulations finalised and published

While the coming-into-force of Europe's ship recycling rules (at the end of 2013) had no direct impact on shipping, the process reqires that the European Commission starts to identify in which facilities the EU will allow ships to be recycled Read more

 
 
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January 1, 2014

US ballast water rules for existing vessels

All existing vessels built before January 1, 2013, with ballast volumes 1,500 cu m to 5,000 cu m, must have systems installed by first scheduled special survey after January 1, 2014 Read more

 
 
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January 1, 2014

California sulphur in fuel limit at 0.1%

California fuel sulphur limits (applicable at 24 miles for vessels entering California ports) changes to 1,000 ppm sulphur (0.1%) Read more

 
 
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January 14, 2014

Iran sanctions

EU issues 6-month easing of sanctions against oil trade following Iran keeping its end of a bargain relating to its nuclear ambitions Read more

 

March 6, 2014

Ukraine sanctions development

The US issues targeted travel bans and asset freezes in the wake of the Crimean referendum Read more

 

March 14, 2014

IACS assesses large containership rules

In the wake of MOL Comfort casualty, IACS looks at strengthening and unifying class rules on large containership designs Read more

 

March 17, 2014

Ukraine sanctions development

The EU issues targeted travel bans and asset freezes in the wake of the Crimean referendum Read more

 

May 19, 2014

IMO agrees mandatory container weighing

Agreement on compulsory container weight reporting after a number of boxship incidents led to concern that declared weights were not accurate and leading to casualties Read more

 

July 1, 2014

Ecdis deadline — cargoships (not tankers) and smaller passenger ships

Ecdis now mandatory for cargoships, other than tankers, of between 3,000 gt and 10,000 gt, constructed on or after July 1, 2014, and passenger ships built before July 1 2012 of over 500 gt, not later than the first survey. Relevant crew training and onboard paperwork also need to be completed Read more

 
 
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July 1, 2014

New regulations on ship noise in force

New Solas regulation ( II-1/3-12) requires all newbuildings be constructed with reduced onboard noise for the health of crews. Vessels must be in accordance with a revised code on noise levels on board ships, which sets out mandatory maximum noise level limits for machinery spaces, control rooms, workshops, accommodation etc Read more

 
 
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July 25, 2014

IMO reveals 3rd GHG study 2014

IMO study by external researchers shows global shipping's greenhouse gases emissions as a percentage of total GHG emissions from 2007 to 2012. In 2012 shipping created 949m tonnes of CO2, representing 2.2% of global total Read more

 
 
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July 31, 2014

Ukraine sanctions development

EU imposes "third stage measure" economic sanctions, prohibiting investment in Crimea, banning cruise ship calls to Crimea, adding ports of Sevastopol and Kerch to asset freeze list Read more

 
 
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August 1, 2014

California allows scrubbers and non-distillate low sulphur fuels

With the North American ECA stipulating 0.1% sulphur in fuels but allowing scrubbers and ultralow sulphur non-distillate fuels, California adopts sunset rules that allow the same to apply in its waters (such exemptions were not written into its local rules) Read more

 
 
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August 5, 2014

Ukraine sanctions development

Japan imposes sanctions against Russian individuals Read more

 
 
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January 1, 2015

SOx limits in ECAs

All ships in sulphur emission control areas must comply with Marpol Annex VI amendments that limit sulphur in fuel to 0.1% unless abatement technology (scrubbers) are used to create an equivalent effect Read more

 
 
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January 1, 2015

EEDI Phase 1

Most vessels constructed between January 1, 2015, and December 21, 2019, will need to be 10% more efficient than their relevant reference line Read more

 
 
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January 1, 2015

European newbuildings need Inventory of Hazardous Material

Under Europe's ship recycling rules all newbuildings either flagged in Europe or owned by European entities must have an inventory of hazardous material, which has to be kept updated through the ship's life Read more

 
 
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April 14, 2015

Wreck Removal Convention in Force

Nairobi Wreck Removal Convention in force. Among its requirements, shipowners are required to have liability cover in case of a casualty and they become liable for wreck location, marking and removal Read more

 
 
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April 25, 2015

EU adopts MRV proposal

European Parliament and Council adopt proposal for ships to monitor, report and have verified CO2 emissions related to voyages to and from European ports. Ths is Europe's first move in a staged approach to enforce greenhouse gas reductions in shipping Read more

 
 
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June 1, 2015

European Single Window reporting

Simplified vessel manifest/customs declarations come into force across European states/ports, but with old systems yet to be phased out owners face a period of duplication Read more

 
 
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June 4, 2015

IACS and IMO agree boxship design changes

Class societies notify IMO of improvements to design rules for post-panamax containerships following incidents with MOL Comfort and MSC Napoli

 
 
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June 12, 2015

Code for gas as a fuel adopted by IMO's MSC

IGF Code adopted. The IMO Maritime Safety Committee adopts the International Code of Safety for Ships using Gases, mainly LNG, or other Low-flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code), along with amendments to make the code mandatory under the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (Solas) Read more

 
 
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June 12, 2015

Improvements in passengership safety — evacuation analysis

Draft Solas amendments on evacuation analysis approved. As part of the ongoing work programme to improve passengership safety, the MSC approves draft amendments to Solas regulation II-2/13 to extend the requirements for evacuation analysis to all passenger ships, not just ro-ro passengerships. Also approved are draft amendments to Solas regulation II-1/22 to clarify when watertight doors may be opened during a voyage (applicable to all ships)

 
 
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June 12, 2015

Europe launches EU Navfor Med

European Union invests €11.8m ($13.4m) and a year of military presence in Mediterranean to tackle human trafficking and smuggling networks Read more

 
 
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July 1, 2015

Ecdis deadline — tankers

Ecdis becomes mandatory for tankers of 3,000 gt and upwards, constructed before July 1, 2012, not later than the first survey on or after July 1, 2015. Relevant crew training and onboard paperwork also need to be completed Read more

 
 
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July 1, 2015

Harmonised Common Strucutral Rules in force

European MRV regulation in force. Owners need to have ship specific monitoring plans, verified and in place by end of August 2017. Monitoring starts January 1, 2018, with reporting done annually Read more

 
 
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July 1, 2015

Harmonised Common Strucutral Rules in force

Harmonised Common Structural Rules for tankers and bulk vessels are in force through members of the International Association of Classification Societies Read more

 
 
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October 16, 2015

Iran sanctions

International agreement reached following inspections of Iran's nuclear capabilities. Deal leads to gradual easing of international sanctions and allow the resumption of some bilateral trade and shipping activity Read more

 
 
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December 7, 2015

China announces proposed sulphur emission regulations

China's plans for sulphur oxide emission reduction show a staged approach to reducing emissions in specific areas Read more

 
 
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December 22, 2015

Ukraine sanctions development

US extends list of sanctioned entities for third time Read more

 
 
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December 31, 2015

EU Ship Reycling Convention earliest date in force

Europe's ship recycling convention will come into force between December 31, 2015, and December 31, 2018. It will be when the European list of approved recycling facilities has an output over 2.4m ldt Read more

 
 
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January 1, 2016

New ship routeing measures in force off Australia

The MSC will adopt new ship-routing measures aimed at protecting sensitive areas in the southwest Coral Sea off Australia, linked to a proposed extension of the Great Barrier Reef and Torres Strait Particularly Sensitive Sea Area (PSSA), including an “area to be avoided” (ATBA) and two new two-way routes, five nautical miles wide. Five recommendatory ATBAs in the region of the Alaska Aleutian Islands will also be adopted

 
 
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January 1, 2016

NOx tier III in force

Under IMO rules any ship built on or after January 1, 2016, and subsequently in a nominated NOx ECA (currently newbuildings must have an engine compliant with tier II emission limits) must comply with tier III limits Read more

 
 
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January 1, 2016

US ballast water rules for existing vessels

All existing vessels built before January 1, 2013, with ballast volumes over 5,000 cu m must have systems installed by first scheduled special survey after January 1, 2016 Read more

 
 
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January 1, 2016

Lim Ki-Tak to become next IMO secretary-general

South Korea's Lim Ki-Tack will become the ninth secretary-general of the IMO following Council elections on June 30, 2015 Read more

 
 
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February 19, 2016

Iran sanctions

US drops names from Iran sanctions list Read more

 
 
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February 29, 2016

Iran sanctions

Singapore eases some sanctions against Iranian trade Read more

 
 
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July 1, 2016

Ecdis deadline — cargo vessels (large)

Ecdis becomes mandatory for cargoships, other than tankers, of 50,000 gt and upwards, constructed before July 1, 2013, not later than the first survey on or after July 1, 2016. Relevant crew training and onboard paperwork also need to be completed Read more

 
 
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July 1, 2016

Container weight reporting mandatory

SOLAS amendments in force that create mandatory weight declaration of all containers being carried Read more

 
 
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October 1, 2016

VGM enforcement comes into effect

authorities responsible for the enforcement of International Maritime Organization rules on the verification of gross mass of containers will end the "practical and pragmatic" approach to enforcement on October 1, as a three-month introductory period comes to an end Read more

 
 
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December 31, 2016

EU list of approved recycling facilities publication deadline

Under the European Union ship recycling regulations a list of approved facilities at which European ships can be recycled will be published by December 31, 2016 Read more

 
 
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January 1, 2017

Ecdis deadline — cargo vessels (mid size)

Ecdis becomes mandatory for cargoships, other than tankers, of 20,000 gt and upwards but less than 50,000 gt, constructed before July 1, 2013, not later than the first survey on or after July 1, 2017. Relevant crew training and onboard paperwork also need to be completed Read more

 
 
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January 1, 2017

Polar Code in force

IMO's Polar Code comes in force after years of political discussion. Already considered flawed by critics, it is likely that work may start on amendments relatively quickly Read more

 
 
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August 31, 2017

Owners need approved CO2 monitoring plan

Owners with vessels coming to European ports need to have a ship specific CO2 monitoring plan verified ahead of Europe's regional CO2 MRV scheme starting Read more

 
 
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January 1, 2018

Global fuel review must be finished

The IMO deadline for a review of fuel availability to allow shipping to meet a 0.5% limit of sulphur in fuel. The review will decide on January 1, 2020, or January 1, 2025, as deadline Read more

 
 
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January 1, 2018

Owners to start recording vessels' CO2 emissions

With approved plans in place, shipping coming into European ports needs to record CO2 emissions and cargo work done from January 1, 2018 Read more

 
 
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July 1, 2018

Ecdis deadline — cargo vessels (smaller)

Ecdis becomes mandatory for cargoships, other than tankers, of 10,000 gt and upwards but less than 20,000 gt, constructed before July 1, 2013, not later than the first survey on or after July 1, 2018. Relevant crew training and onboard paperwork also need to be completed Read more

 
 
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April 30, 2019

Deadline to submit 1st EU MRV report

After monitoring CO2 emissions on a voyage-by-voyage basis, the first full year of data must be submitted by April 30, 2019, to relevant authority. Vessels will then be issued with a document of compliance Read more

 
 
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January 1, 2020

SOx global limits change (1 of 2 options)

Under Marpol Annex VI the sulphur in fuel (or equivalent emissions) drops globally (outside ECAs) from 3.5% to 0.5%. The global fuel availability review may suggest this data changes to January 1, 2025. European sulphur rules, however, mean that In EU waters, outside an ECA, the limit drops to 0.5% regardless of IMO-led availability survey Read more

 
 
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January 1, 2020

EEDI phase 2 in force

Most vessels constructed between January 1, 2020, and December 31, 2024, will need to be 15% more efficient than their relevant reference line Read more

 
 
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January 1, 2020

All ships will have ballast water treatment if discharging in US waters

By this date and allowing that vessels have until the next subsequent special docking to be compliant with ballast water rules, all commercial vessels in US waters will have treatment systems Read more

 
 
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December 31, 2020

EU ship recycling deadline — ship surveys and IHM certificates

All existing ships influenced by the EU ship recycling regulations need to be surveyed by December 31, 2020, ahead of having inventory of hazardous materials issued. Renewal surveys expected every five years, additional surveys if vessel changes ownership or class, and final survey ahead of being taken out of service Read more

 
 
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January 1, 2025

EEDI phase 3

Most vessels constructed after January 1, 2015, will need to be 30% more efficient than their relevant reference line Read more

 
 
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January 1, 2025

SOx global limits change (2nd of 2 options)

If international regulators determine there is not enough low-sulphur fuel for a global switch from 3.5% sulphur content to 0.5%, then the January 1, 2020, deadline will be postponed until January 1, 2025 Read more

 
 
 
IMO agrees mandatory container weighing
May 19, 2014
 
IACS assesses large containership rules
March 14, 2014
 
 
 
 
 

Torrey Canyon casualty

 
 
 

Amoco Cadiz grounds

 
 
 

Herald of Free Enterprise capsizes

 
 
 

Dona Paz sinks

 
 
 

Exxon Valdez disaster

 
 
 

US Oil Pollution Act written

 
 
 

Estonia sinks

 
 
 

Sea Empress grounding

 
 
 

Tanker Erika breaks in two off France

 
 
 

Erika corrosion uncovered, master faces jail

 
 
 

First Erika package developed

 
 
 

Second Erika package proposals noted

 
 
 

NOx tier 1 requirements in force

 
 
 

European Maritime Safety Agency

 
 
 

AIS and ISM requirements in force

 
 
 

Prestige sinks

 
 
 

International Ship and Port Facility Security Code agreed

 
 
 

Mitropoulos becomes 7th IMO secretary-general

 
 
 

First Emsa director-general announced

 
 
 

Ballast water convention adopted by IMO

 
 
 

al-Salam Boccaccio 98 casualty

 
 
 

Common structural rules agreed

 
 
 

Wreck Removal Convention agreed and adopted

 
 
 

Hebei Spirit

 
 
 

IMO agrees SOx and NOx rule changes

 
 
 

LRIT transmissions start

 
 
 

Hong Kong Ship Recycling Convention adopted

 
 
 

Container weighing rules

 
 
 

NOx tier II requirements

 
 
 

Iran sanctions

 
 
 

EU deadline for IMO CO2 action

 
 
 

Sekimizu becomes IMO secretary-general

 
 
 

Ecdis deadline — new passenger ships and new tankers

 
 
 

EEDI Phase 0 and SEEMP in force

 
 
 

US ballast water rules for newbuildings

 
 
 

EU reveals plans to integrate shipping into its GHG programme

 
 
 

Ecdis deadline — newbuilding large cargo vessels (not tankers)

 
 
 

Maritime Labour Convention in force

 
 
 

EU Ship Recycling Regulations finalised and published

 
 
 

US ballast water rules for existing vessels

 
 
 

California sulphur in fuel limit at 0.1%

 
 
 

Iran sanctions

 
 
 

Ukraine sanctions development

 
 
 

IACS assesses large containership rules

 
 
 

Ukraine sanctions development

 
 
 

IMO agrees mandatory container weighing

 
 
 

Ecdis deadline — cargoships (not tankers) and smaller passenger ships

 
 
 

New regulations on ship noise in force

 
 
 

IMO reveals 3rd GHG study 2014

 
 
 

Ukraine sanctions development

 
 
 

California allows scrubbers and non-distillate low sulphur fuels

 
 
 

Ukraine sanctions development

 
 
 

SOx limits in ECAs

 
 
 

EEDI Phase 1

 
 
 

European newbuildings need Inventory of Hazardous Material

 
 
 

Wreck Removal Convention in Force

 
 
 

EU adopts MRV proposal

 
 
 

European Single Window reporting

 
 
 

IACS and IMO agree boxship design changes

 
 
 

Code for gas as a fuel adopted by IMO's MSC

 
 
 

Improvements in passengership safety — evacuation analysis

 
 
 

Europe launches EU Navfor Med

 
 
 

Ecdis deadline — tankers

 
 
 

Harmonised Common Strucutral Rules in force

 
 
 

Harmonised Common Strucutral Rules in force

 
 
 

Iran sanctions

 
 
 

China announces proposed sulphur emission regulations

 
 
 

Ukraine sanctions development

 
 
 

EU Ship Reycling Convention earliest date in force

 
 
 

New ship routeing measures in force off Australia

 
 
 

NOx tier III in force

 
 
 

US ballast water rules for existing vessels

 
 
 

Lim Ki-Tak to become next IMO secretary-general

 
 
 

Iran sanctions

 
 
 

Iran sanctions

 
 
 

Ecdis deadline — cargo vessels (large)

 
 
 

Container weight reporting mandatory

 
 
 

VGM enforcement comes into effect

 
 
 

EU list of approved recycling facilities publication deadline

 
 
 

Ecdis deadline — cargo vessels (mid size)

 
 
 

Polar Code in force

 
 
 

Owners need approved CO2 monitoring plan

 
 
 

Global fuel review must be finished

 
 
 

Owners to start recording vessels' CO2 emissions

 
 
 

Ecdis deadline — cargo vessels (smaller)

 
 
 

Deadline to submit 1st EU MRV report

 
 
 

SOx global limits change (1 of 2 options)

 
 
 

EEDI phase 2 in force

 
 
 

All ships will have ballast water treatment if discharging in US waters

 
 
 

EU ship recycling deadline — ship surveys and IHM certificates

 
 
 

EEDI phase 3

 
 
 

SOx global limits change (2nd of 2 options)

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