The Institute is a pro bono sponsor to the Australia China LNG Forum 2018 on 8/9 October in Perth. We believe this Forum which attracts over 150 mid to senior level Chinese LNG executives is a good opportunity for our members to learn the date of play in China from the Chinese and in Australia from Australians. The updating forum is on the KC. I hope you see you there!

Managing Change – Oil Condition Monitoring & the 2020 Global Sulphur Cap 

By Paul Parkinson – VPS Global OCM Business Development Leader

9th May 2018 

Driven by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), the marine industry is currently going through important and significant environmental changes through a reduction in sulphur content of marine fuel from 3.5% to 0.5%. To fulfil this new requirement, stakeholders in the industry are debating and considering the merits of alternative fuels, different engine equipment and configurations as well as advances in scrubber cleaning technology. Fuels and lubricants both come into contact with engine systems so any changes that occur will have an even wider impact on marine vessel equipment. To minimise the impact of any negative consequences it is important to manage this change effectively. 

  pdf Oil Condition Monitoring and the 2020 Global Sulphur Cap (1.39 MB)

In order to improve the quality of domestic ship transport capacity and promote the development of safety and environment-friendly of waterway transport, in accordance with the "Regulations on the Administration of Domestic Waterway Transport", "Regulations on the Administration of Old Transport Vessels" and other relevant requirements, the relevant matters are announced as follows:

  • Starting from September 1, 2018, the imported ships engaged in domestic waterway transportation and Chinese flagged international sailing vessels applying for domestic water transportation shall have their NOx emissions from diesel engines in compliance with the Tier II emission limit requirements as specified in Annex VI of the International Maritime Organization's International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as amended by the Protocol of 1978 (MARPOL 73/78).
  • The ship inspection agencies, maritime administrative authorities and waterway transportation management departments shall, in accordance with their duties, carefully control and supervise and manage the domestic waterway transportation of imported ships and Chinese Flag international vessels engaged in domestic waterway transportation.

This announcement is valid for 5 years.

Released by Ministry of Transport of the P.R.C. on June 28, 2018. 


  pdf China reg update aug 2018 r3 (319 KB)

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A terminal operator in Hamburg is testing an LNG-fueled generator that allows ships to turn off their auxiliary engines during cargo operations. Becker Marine Systems, Hapag-Lloyd and Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) have been testing the new technology as part of a joint pilot project since the start of the year.

Dear Clean MFI members. We are pleased to announce our co sponsorship of this years 2018 Australia-China LNG Forum. Below please find information on the Forum, which will be held in Perth on 8-9 October 2018. I would encourage you all to consider attending this important LNG Forum in Perth. 


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