Tag: IMO

New IMO department to tackle key global issues
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New IMO department to tackle key global issues

A new department has been established within the IMO Secretariat to focus on supporting Member States to tackle key global issues in international shipping and help promote sustainable development. Operational from 1 March 2020, the Department for Partnerships and Projects will enhance and strengthen partnerships with external stakeholders and donor agencies to tackle some of...

NGOs call on IMO secretary-general for urgent action on climate crisis
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NGOs call on IMO secretary-general for urgent action on climate crisis

A group of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have sent a letter to secretary-general of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Kitack Lim, calling for urgent action in addressing shipping’s impact on the climate crisis. In their letter to Mr Lim, the NGOs urge the IMO and other organisations to, “step forward with innovative policies and importantly, and...

Shipping community announces $5bn fund to eliminate CO2 emissions
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Shipping community announces $5bn fund to eliminate CO2 emissions

The international shipping community has announced plans to form a new non-governmental Research & Development organisation to eliminate CO2 emissions from shipping and accelerate the development of commercially viable zero-carbon emission ships by the early 2030s. The proposal includes core funding from shipping companies across the world of approximately USD 5 billion over a 10-year...

Bureau Veritas joins Coalition for Maritime Environmental and Energy Transition
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Bureau Veritas joins Coalition for Maritime Environmental and Energy Transition

Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore has formally joined the ‘Coalition for Maritime Environmental and Energy Transition’ as a founding partner. The Coalition, developed by the French Maritime Cluster, aims to define a “2050 vision for maritime environmental and energy transition” and to identify the actions that will be key to meeting the greenhouse gas reduction...

CSC voices disappointment on shipping’s contribution to climate crisis
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CSC voices disappointment on shipping’s contribution to climate crisis

  The Clean Shipping Coalition (CSC) has voiced its disappointment at the lack of progress and low ambition shown at last week’s IMO negotiations to reduce emissions from international shipping. In a statement released by the coalition, it says that shipping’s contribution to the climate crisis is deeply concerning and disappointing. The CSC goes on...

A goal-based approach is needed to cut emissions, says IMO
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A goal-based approach is needed to cut emissions, says IMO

  The IMO, which met in London this week to discuss how the shipping industry can continue to decarbonise, has agreed that a goal-setting approach is the best way to reduce carbon emissions in the short-term. Full details of the approach will be resolved next year, the UK Chamber of Shipping has confirmed. States and...

IMO launches online tool to assist vessel reporting
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IMO launches online tool to assist vessel reporting

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has developed a new free online tool for software developers to create systems for exchanging relevant data electronically. The tool aims to streamline the many administrative procedures necessary when ships enter or leave port. The IMO Compendium is a reference manual containing data sets and the structure and relationships between...

Norway boosts IMO’s GreenVoyage-2050 GHG project
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Norway boosts IMO’s GreenVoyage-2050 GHG project

Norway has provided an additional NOK 40,000,000 (US $4.3 million) to the IMO-Norway GreenVoyage-2050 project – a project to support the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from international shipping. The project aims to assist countries to implement legal, policy and institutional reforms, build capacity and initiate and promote global efforts to demonstrate and test...

No time to lose!
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No time to lose!

The IMO should give clear direction on the preferred short-term measures to cut emissions, says the UK Chamber of Shipping’s policy director, Anna Ziou. Ms Ziou has made the following statement regarding the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO’s) commitment to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The UK Chamber of Shipping has put tackling climate change at...

Ammonia and hydrogen are promising future fuels, finds IMO symposium
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Ammonia and hydrogen are promising future fuels, finds IMO symposium

Ammonia and hydrogen are promising fuels of the future to decarbonise shipping, an IMO symposium on sulphur 2020 and alternative fuels heard last week. In order to meet the IMO’s target of cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 50 per cent by 2050 from a 2008 baseline, the shipping industry must look to...

LuminUltra urges industry to test for ballast water organisms of all sizes
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LuminUltra urges industry to test for ballast water organisms of all sizes

Microbiological monitoring equipment developer LuminUltra has advised the shipping industry of the importance of testing all sizes of ballast water organisms identified by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. More than 4000 species of organism are carried in ballast water, ranging in size and resilience to treatment, with...

IMO initiative to cut shipping’s emissions completes 3 years of successful pilots
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IMO initiative to cut shipping’s emissions completes 3 years of successful pilots

A global network of maritime technology cooperation centres has completed an array of pilot projects over the past three years, helping to drive forward the changes which are required to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from shipping. Five regional Maritime Technology Cooperation Centres (MTCCs) have been established under the Global Maritime Technology Cooperation Centres (GMN)...