PPR 4/20/3; Justification and scope for a new output on effective implementation of the 0.50% m/m global sulphur limit (2016)

This document proposes that the scope for this new output should focus on measures in four areas that are critical to effective implementation of the 0.50% m.m global sulphur limit under regulation 14.1.3 of MARPOL Annex VI

FAL 40/17/4; Comments on the draft declaration of the United for Wildlife International Taskforce on the transportation of illegal wildlife products (2016)

This document briefly describes CLIA’s experience with and support for the United for Wildlife International Taskforce for the transportation of illegal wildlife products and their related draft declaration, as detailed in document FAL 40/17/3 and its annex by the Secretariat.

MEPC 69/7/4; Establishing a process for considering shipping’s appropriate contribution to reducing C02 emissions (2016)

This document comments on views expressed in document MEPC 69/7/2 concerning the role of international shipping in the reduction of global carbon emissions

MEPC 69/10/6; Comments on the draft amendments to MARPOL Annex IV to set effective dates for part of the Baltic Sea Special Area under MARPOL Annex IV (2016)

This document offers comments on the draft amendments to MARPOL Annex IV set forth in document MEPC 69/10 (Austria et al.) to set effective dates from which the requirements of regulation 11.3 shall take effect for part of the Baltic Sea Special Area under MARPOL Annex IV

MEPC 70/5/2; Effective implementation of the 0.50% m/m Sulphur limit under regulation 14.1.3 of MARPOL Annex VI (2016)

This document briefly outlines issues that can be expected to arise with implementation of the 0.50% m/m sulphur limit under regulation 14.1.3 of MARPOL Annex VI and invites the Committee to consider a process to examine how implementation may be enhanced

MEPC 70/4/15; Options to allow vessels to install ballast water management systems approved in accordance with the revised Guidelines (G8) (2016)

This document notes that the Committee is taking positive steps to ensure that ballast water management systems type approved under the revised Guidelines (G8) type approval process are fit for purpose and meet the environmental objectives of the BWM Convention and proposes options to allow vessels to install ballast water management systems that have been type approved under the revised Guidelines (G8) process.

MEPC 70/7/12; Development of a road map to determine a possible IMO fair share contribution (2016)

The sponsor comments on the suggestion that international shipping should contribute its fair share to the international community’s efforts to curb greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and on the proposal that the Committee should develop a road map to determine a possible IMO fair share contribution. This includes the development of a timelines consistent with the three-step approach and principles that might assist the possible development of this work.

MEPC 68/10/4; The Baltic Sea area as a Special Area under MARPOL Annex IV (2015)

This document offers comments on document MEPC 68/10/2 (Denmark et al.) and submits that the concerned Parties have not provided adequate reception facilities to meet the needs of, or for operation in a manner that does not cause undue delay to, passenger ships consistent with the requirements of regulation 13 of MARPOL Annex IV.

MEPC 68/4/9; Policy and practical issues that arise with mandatory operational efficiency standards (2015) 

This document offers comments on document MEPC 68/4/3 and offers views on the policy and commercial issues relating to proposals before the Committee to develop mandatory fleet-wide operational efficiency standards Read More

MEPC 68/2/16; Clarification of resolution MEPC.253(67) on Measures to be taken to facilitate entry into force of the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004 (2015) 

The co-sponsors believe that positive progress was made at MEPC 67 towards addressing the serious concerns of stakeholders with respect to the implementation of the Ballast Water Management Convention as detailed in document MEPC 67/2/6 (ICS et al.). Noting the adoption by the Committee of resolution MEPC.253(67), additional clarification from the Committee is sought on the meaning and full intent of paragraph 3 of the resolution that concerns the treatment of type approved ballast water management systems installed prior to the application of the revised Guidelines (G8). The co-sponsors discuss the need to provide assurance to shipowners who install "first generation" ballast water management systems, which are operated correctly and maintained in good condition, that they will not be forced to replace these systems or be otherwise unfairly treated due to any periodic lack of efficacy for reasons outside of their control or be required to replace such systems following subsequent application of the revised Guidelines (G8). The co-sponsors provide their understanding of paragraph 3 of resolution MEPC.253(67) and seek the Committee's concurrence. Read More

MEPC 67/9/8; Comments on the Report of the Polar Code Correspondence Group (2014)

This document provides comments on document MEPC 67/9 and proposes an amendment to part II-A of the draft International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code) concerning segregation requirement for small oil residue and oily bilge water holding tanks. Read More

MEPC 67/9/7; Comments on the Report of the Polar Code Correspondence Group (2014) 

This document provides comments on the report of the Polar Code Correspondence Group established by MEPC 66, and suggests that further consideration is necessary to address the practical implications of applying the draft Code to ships making a single or very occasional voyages into polar waters  Read More

MEPC 67/8/3; Comments regarding information on type approved sewage treatment plants  (2014) 

This document provides comments from the global cruise industry regarding information on type approved sewage treatment plants  Read More

MEPC 67/8/2; Non-availability of type approved sewage treatment plants to meet the nitrogen and phosphorus removal standards (2014) 

The number of sewage treatment plants having been type approved by ship Administrations to meet the nitrogen and phosphorus removal standards in resolution MEPC.227(64) are presently inadequate to meet industry needs for passenger ships that intend to operate in the designated special area under MARPOL Annex IV. Consequently, the Committee is invited to amend the removal standards and applicability dates to reflect what is currently achievable. Read More

MEPC 67/5; Mandatory operational efficiency standards:
Should the IMO pursue development of fleet-wide operational efficiency standards
(2014) 

This document offers views and raises outstanding policy questions relating to proposals before the Committee to develop mandatory fleet-wide operational efficiency standards  Read More

MEPC 67/4/9 ; Application of regulations 14 and 18 of MARPOL Annex VI on bunker fuel quality  (2014) 

This document suggests some concrete proposals for means and processes to achieve a more effective quality control of marine fuels prior to delivery to a ship   Read More

MEPC 67/2/8 ; Guidance on stripping operations using eductors in relation to the practical implementation of the 2004 BWM Convention  (2014) 

This document presents and discusses issues relating to the draft Guidance on stripping operations using eductors and proposes changes to the text in order to ensure effective and pragmatic practical implementation of the BWM Convention in relation to ballast stripping operations carried out on board ships   Read More

MEPC 67/2/6; Measures to be taken to facilitate entry into force of the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004  (2014) 

This document describes serious concerns with the implementation of the Ballast Water Management Convention. The main concerns are: the lack of robustness of the current Guidelines for approval of ballast water management systems (G8), the criteria to be used for sampling and analysis of ballast water during port State control inspections and the subsequent actions that may be taken should any minor deviation from the strict efficacy standards be indicated. These genuine concerns, which need to be urgently addressed, have affected the confidence of stakeholders including IMO Member States and shipping industry alike. They have inhibited ratification of the Convention by some Governments and acted as a major disincentive to shipowners considering early installation of ballast water management systems that have been type approved (TA) under the current Guidelines (G8). This document discusses the need for a way forward and proposes that stakeholders are provided with a clear signal from the Committee of the Organization's intent to deliver a Ballast Water Management Convention that is fair and effective for all. This document includes a draft MEPC resolution which, if adopted, it is believed will deliver the necessary assurances to allow stakeholders to move forward with confidence in the Convention.  Read More

MEPC 66/4/24; Comments on the International Maritime Organization's review on the availability of 0.50% sulphur fuel as at 2020 (2014) 

This document provides comments with respect to the Organization's review by 2018 of the availability of 0.50% sulphur fuel in 2020 as required by regulations 14.8 to 14.10 of MARPOL Annex VI and suggests a way forward for that review  Read More

SDC 1/3/1 ; Reception facilities for oil and oily mixtures  (2013) 

Following the invitation from the Committee at MEPC 65 to Member Governments and international organizations to submit their proposals and comments on the provision of reception facilities for oil and oily mixtures, the co-sponsors propose new text for insertion into chapter 15* of the draft Polar Code to ensure that adequate reception facilities are in place in the Arctic waters. The intention of the regulatory text proposed is to provide support to the international shipping industry and to ensure that the Code can fully stand the test of time.  Read More

MEPC 65/4/6 ; Energy efficiency for cruise passenger ships  (2012) 

This document proposes a method of calculating energy efficiency design index for cruise passenger ships having non-conventional propulsion, including proposed stand-alone guidelines for calculation of a reference line, proposed reduction factors, and proposed revisions to existing guidelines for calculation of the attained EEDI as well as a proposed definition of cruise passenger ship as it relates to calculation of the EEDI  Read More

MEPC 64/11/6 ; Proposed nutrient standards for sewage treatment plants installed on passenger ships intending to discharge sewage effluent in special areas  (2012) 

This document comments on the proposed nutrient standards for sewage treatment plants as currently contained in the square brackets in paragraph 4.2.1 of the draft 2012 Guidelines on implementation of effluent standards and performance tests for sewage treatment plants  Read More

MEPC 64/4/34; Progress on development of an attained Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) for new cruise passenger ships  (2012)

This document reports on further development of a method of calculation of the attained EEDI for new cruise passenger ships with non-conventional propulsion Read More

MEPC 64/4/19; Development of an EEDI reference line for cruise passenger ships  (2012) 

This document proposes stand-alone guidelines for calculation of a reference line for use with the EEDI for new cruise passenger ships having non-conventional propulsion.  Read More

MEPC 64/2/18 ; Challenges to effective implementation of the BWM Convention  (2012) 

This document has been submitted to explain the challenges being faced for effective implementation of the BWM Convention and to provide proposals to address those challenges  Read More

MEPC 63/INF.15; Information on the progress on the method of calculation of attained energy efficiency index for new cruise passenger ships  (2011) 

This document responds to the Committee's request to further the development of an attained EEDI formula for certain passenger ships with non-conventional propulsion  Read More

MEPC 63/4/7; Progress on the method of calculation of attained energy efficiencydesign index for new cruise passenger ships  (2011) 

This document responds to the Committee's request to further the development of an attained EEDI formula for certain passenger ships with non-conventional propulsion  Read More

MEPC 63/4/3 ; Development of an EEDI reference line for new cruise passenger ships  (2011) 

This document is submitted in response to the Committee's request to further the development of an EEDI reference line for certain passenger ships with non-conventional propulsion  Read More

MEPC 62/INF.16 ; Consideration of the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) for New Cruise Ships  (2011) 

This document updates the industry response to the request of the Committee in document MEPC 60/22 to further the development of an EEDI reference line for passenger ships with non-conventional propulsion  Read More

MEPC 62/7/4; Suggested corrections to MEPC.1/Circ.736 (2011) 

This document indicates the need for some minor clerical changes in MEPC.1/Circ.736 and justifies the proposed changes  Read More

MEPC 62/6/25 ; Establishment of Special Areas under MARPOL Annex IV  (2011) 

This document comments upon draft amendments to MARPOL Annex IV contained in document MEPC 62/6 and highlights issues related to the adequacy of reception facilities and the technical aspects of regulating the discharge of nutrients under MARPOL Annex IV  Read More

EE-WG 2/4/4 ; Development of an EEDI reference line for new cruise passenger ships  (2011) 

This document responds to the Committee's request to further the development of an EEDI reference line for certain passenger ships with non-conventional propulsion  Read More

DE 56/19/1 ; Comment on the report of the correspondence group – nutrient standards  (2011) 

This document comments upon the report of the Correspondence Group on Revision of resolution MEPC.159(55) and provides further information related to possible nutrient discharge standards  Read More

DE 55/17/2 ; Response to information and proposals of the Baltic Sea States submitted to MEPC on nutrient reduction technology and nutrient removal standards forsewage treatment plants  (2011) 

This document comments on the information and proposals submitted by the Baltic Sea States  Read More

MEPC 61/7/9 ; Comments on the proposal to amend MARPOL Annex IV to include the possibility to establish Special Areas and to designate the Baltic Sea as a Special Area under Annex IV  (2010) 

This document is submitted in response to document MEPC 61/7 submitted by various Baltic States seeking to have special areas created under MARPOL Annex IV restricting the discharge of sewage from passenger ships and to have the Baltic Sea designated as the first such Special Area  Read More

MEPC 60/INF.22 ; Information on the proposal to designate the Baltic Sea as a Special Area under MARPOL Annex IV  (2010) 

This document contains background information in response to a proposal by Baltic States to amend MARPOL Annex IV to include the possibility of establishing Special Areas for the prevention of pollution by sewage and to designate the Baltic Sea as such a Special Area  Read More

MEPC 60/6/15 ; Proposal to amend MARPOL Annex IV to include the possibility of establishingSpecial Areas for the prevention of pollution by sewage and to designatethe Baltic Sea as such a Special Area  (2010) 

This document responds to a proposal by Helsinki Commission (HELCOM) member States to amend MARPOL Annex IV to establish special areas for the prevention of sewage pollution from passenger ships and a proposal to designate the Baltic Sea a Special Area which includes new criteria for the removal of nutrients from sewage discharges from passenger ships sailing in this Special Area  Read More

MEPC 60/6/14 ; Information on the proposal to designate the Baltic Sea as a Special Area under MARPOL Annex IV  (2010) 

This document contains background information in response to a proposal by Baltic States to amend MARPOL Annex IV to include the possibility of establishing Special Areas for the prevention of pollution by sewage and to designate the Baltic Sea as such a Special Area  Read More

MEPC 60/4/56 ; Consideration of the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) for cruise ships  (2010) 

This document responds to the request to submit comments and further proposals to the next session (MEPC 59/24, paragraph 4.137) and provides an update on the activity of CLIA in this regard  Read More

EE-WG 1/3 ; Considerations on guidelines for calculation of baselines for non-conventional passenger ships  (2010) 

This document comments on the guidelines for calculation of baselines for attained EEDI and provides an update on the activity of CLIA in this regard  Read More

MEPC 60/4/2 ; Draft interim Guidelines for the validation of Electric Power Tables for EEDI  (2009) 

This document proposes draft interim guidelines for the validation of the electric power table for the assessment of Pae to be used within the framework of the EEDI  Read More

MEPC 59/14/1 ; Comments on the proposal by WWF  (2009) 

This document responds to the statements and suggestions made by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in document MEPC 59/14  Read More

MEPC 59/10/8 ; Outcome of BLG 13: Comments on proposed amendments to MARPOL Annex I  (2009) 

CLIA notes the draft amendments to ban heavy grade oils (HGO) in the Antarctic area and notes that the actual economic impact has not been recognized or considered due to inclusion of IFO-180 fuel in the ban which was not the case when the basic economic survey was conducted in early 2005  Read More

MEPC 59/4/32 ; Consideration of adoption of three principles for market-based instruments  (2009) 

This document proposes that IMO consider three important principles in choosing and implementing market-based instruments (MBI) to reduce or mitigate GHG emissions from international shipping: respect the IMO principle of no more favourable treatment of ships; ensure that investment is made in high quality, multiple benefit carbon mitigation investments; and respect the UNFCCC principle of common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities  Read More

MEPC 59/4/29 ; Consideration of the Energy Efficiency Design Index for New Ships: Refinements to the “draft guidelines on the method of calculation of the energy efficiency design index for new ships” for non-conventional passenger ships  (2009) 

This document describes the work done to date by CLIA to address issues with the proposed EEDI formulation contained within annex 2 to MEPC 59/4/2 that are particular to new non-conventional passenger ships. These refinements include familiarization with propulsion power correction for redundancy, correction for gear boxes, an improved SFC, improved formulation for the efficient use of energy and a diagram of the marine plant.  Read More

MEPC 59/4/28 ; Consideration of the Energy Efficiency Design Index for New Ships: Guideline for the uniform definition of Electric power Table for EEDI  (2009) 

This document proposes guidelines to calculate the Auxiliaries load for passenger ship “Pae  Read More

MEPC 59/4/12 ; Consideration of the Energy Efficiency Design Index for New Ships: Refinements to the “draft guidelines on the method of calculation of the energy efficiency design index for new ships” for conventional passenger ships  (2009) 

This document describes the work done to date by CLIA in coordination with the Cruise Ship Safety Forum to address issues with the proposed EEDI formulation contained within annex 2 to MEPC 59/4/12 that are particular to new conventional passenger ships.
These refinements include the power table verification process by use of a guideline, the environmental conditions, the propulsion chain’s efficiency, an improved Specific Fuel Consumption (SFC) definition for auxiliary engines, conversion factor, an improved wording and a diagram of the marine plant  Read More

GHG-WG 2/2/21 ; Attained Index definition for passengers ships only  (2009) 

This document describes the work done to date by CLIA and members of the Cruise Ship Safety Forum on how the energy efficiency design index for new ships could be calculated for passenger ships. The basic criteria are the same as developed and agreed by MEPC 58, but an extension of the original formula is proposed in order to suit passenger ships’ configurations. It addresses a wide range of propulsion system technologies, auxiliary power, waste heat recovery systems, shaft generators and electric propulsion  Read More

GHG-WG 2/2/19 ; Application of EEDI to ships other than those operating with conventional machinery and power distribution arrangements  (2009) 

This document provides some observations on issues associated with applying the EEDI developed at MEPC 58 to ships with machinery installations that do not conform to the “conventional” arrangement of prime movers (e.g., diesel engines) directly coupled or geared to the propulsion shaft and with electrical power supplied by auxiliary engines. Such ships could include passenger ships; some dynamically positioned ships, and electrically propelled ships  Read More

MEPC 56/10/2 ; Use of Heavy Grade Oil in the Antarctic area  (2007) 

This document presents practical concerns regarding the proposed ban of the carriage of any HGO on vessels operating in the Antarctic sea  Read More

BLG 10/7/1 ; Standards Regarding the Rate of Discharge of Sewage  (2006) 

This paper presents further information on the discussion and formula contained in the Correspondence Group Report regarding “swept volume” calculation  Read More

BLG 10/14/5 ; MARPOL Annex VI revision - the shipping industry perspective  (2006) 

This document comments upon document BLG 10/14/2 (Norway) which is, in principle, supported, but the opportunity is taken to draw attention to concerns with some of the detailed proposals. This document also requests the Sub-Committee to ensure that a rigorous approach is taken in the review of MARPOL Annex VI which should be on a scientific basis and with due regard given to environmental needs and cost-benefit analysis  Read More