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 LNG 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. 

The Prime Minister Is now definitely aware of LNG as a marine fuel in Australia and was aware of the importance of LNG fuel as an enabler for the Blue Highway for coastal shipping to the nation.


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c/- Jackson McDonald,
Level 17, 225 St Georges Tce Perth, Western Australia 6000