The technology roadmap must be filled with life quickly: The aim is the defossilisation of shipping. Federal Ministry of Economics supports the development of new technologies.
The VDMA has set itself the goal of bringing transparency into the catalogues of requirements of the classification societies and ensuring access to the current "Rules" for its member companies.
In shipbuilding, classification societies use their own technical rules and regulations as the basis for assessing whether the ship and its technical equipment, such as the engines and their components, are suitably safe.
The EU has officially presented its system for the monitoring, reporting and verification of CO2 emissions from shipping. From 1 January 2018, ships with a gross tonnage of more than 5,000 must report their CO2 emissions to the EU Commission in order to be allowed to enter European ports.
The key focus points of the 71st session of the MEPC were greenhouse gas emissions, ballast water and the implementation of the global sulphur limit values in fuels. While the North Sea and Baltic Sea have now finally been designated as emission control areas for nitrogen oxide, slow progress is being made in other areas.
Robert Meyer
Robert Meyer
Classification and regulatory affairs
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