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ECM will lead a Seminar in the Italian Shipowners’s Association (Confitarma) in Rome

ECM Europe is pleased to announce the one-day seminar on “Environmental compliance in shipping and the U.S. & E.U. perspective” will be held at the Italian Shipowners Association (Confitarma) Rome on Monday 30th of January, 2012.

This seminar organized for all Confitarma members, provides important guidance to companies in devising or streamlining their own EMS, to meet the additional demands of US and potentially EU requirements, which in turn could provide protection under the US Coast Guard’s Voluntary Disclosure Policy for environmental violations.

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ECM’s California Office/Operations

ECM is pleased to announce some changes in its California office/operations. Firstly, ECM would like to introduce the newest member of its team, Stephen Edinger, Manager, California Operations.

Steve has spent his professional career protecting California’s wildlife and natural environments, serving over 28 years in environmental law enforcement.

He began his career in 1982 as a law enforcement ranger with the National Park Service.

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Penalties for ship-source pollution now effective in Europe

Last year, (19 July 2010) we issued a post on our web site informing that the European Parliament issued the Directive 2009/123/EC and mandated each Member State to bring it into force by December 2010.

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Air Pollution: EU shipping strategy

EU Directive 2005/33/EC requiring use of 0.1% sulphur marine fuel at berth (Fuel Switching ) entered into force on 1 January 2010


In November 2002 the European Commission published a strategy to reduce air pollution from sea-going ships and a proposal for reducing the sulphur content in marine fuel oils.
The strategy contains a broad series of objectives, proposed actions and recommendations for bringing about such reductions over the next ten years. As part of the strategy the Commission published a proposal for reducing the sulphur content of marine fuels. Read more »

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