New Emission Control Areas in China

New restrictions in and around China with effect from January 1st. 2016

On December 1, 2015, China announced the establishment of ship ECAs in the Pearl River Delta, the Yangtze River Delta and the Bohai Bay rim area.

The regulation applies to all merchant ships navigating, anchored or under operation in the waters of the control areas, except for naval ships, sport ships and fishing vessels.

With effect from January 1, 2016, ships should strictly follow the requirements of current international conventions or local laws/regulations (whichever is stricter) on the emission control of SOx, particulates and NOx. If the port condition allows, ports within control areas may implement stricter requirements than current conventions, regulations such as requiring use of fuel with 0.5% m/m sulphur content or below.

Feel free to contact us, if you have any questions or would like to know more about the bunker restrictions. 

Glomaris Advanced Distance Server

Keeping Glomaris Advanced Distance Server and Glomaris Voyage Management System in the forefront of shipping applications, means staying on top of new development, new requirements and always be alert to changes that have an impact on our costumers business.

A new bunker restriction area and the consequences it has for your voyage planning, is just one of many ways we make sure that you are always ahead or on par with your competition.

As usual, administering any general setup like bunker restriction zones in the Glomaris products is extremely simple and you can do it yourself.

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New Bunkercodes

Glomaris Advanced Distance Server will incorporate 2 new bunkercodes

30 = Waters around China

31 = Ports in China

All users should amend these 2 codes before February 1st. in order to avoid error messages concerning areas at and around China when calculating distances. This is valid for all Glomaris users, who will receive an e-mail with a guide for adding new bunker restrictions.


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