Tag: IMO

Just In Time Arrival Guide issued to support smarter shipping
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Just In Time Arrival Guide issued to support smarter shipping

A new Just In Time (JIT) Arrival Guide that aims to provide both port and shipping sectors with practical guidance on how to facilitate JIT Arrivals has been released. The Guide has been developed by the Global Industry Alliance to support low carbon shipping (Low Carbon GIA), based on research and discussion amongst its membership....

IMO joins efforts to combat Wakashio oil spill
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IMO joins efforts to combat Wakashio oil spill

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has joined international efforts to assist the Government of Mauritius, following an oil leak from the bulk carrier Wakashio, which ran aground on 25 July off Pointe d’Esny natural area, south-eastern coast of Mauritius. Approximately 3,894 tonnes of low-sulphur fuel oil, 207 tonnes of diesel and 90 tonnes of lubricant...

IMO study shows sharp rise in emissions
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IMO study shows sharp rise in emissions

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from shipping have increased by 9.6 per cent from 2012 to 2018, marking a growth from 977 million tonnes to 1.1 billion tonnes. Emissions continue to rise and experts predict a 50 per cent rise in emissions by 2050. These figures are according to the latest IMO study that has been...

MASSPorts initiative to further develop autonomous shipping
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MASSPorts initiative to further develop autonomous shipping

Representatives from China, Denmark, Finland, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Republic of Korea, and Singapore have launched the MASSPorts initiative to collaborate on and develop Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) in ports. The network aims to develop detailed guidelines and conditions for MASS trials in port, establish common terminology, form and standards of communication, ship reporting...

Shipping industry must contribute to climate neutrality, say MEPs
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Shipping industry must contribute to climate neutrality, say MEPs

The Environment Committee voted this Tuesday (7th) to include CO2 emissions from the maritime sector in the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) to decarbonise maritime transport. The Commission has put forward a proposal to revise the EU system for monitoring, reporting and verifying CO2 emissions from maritime transport (the EU MRV Regulation) and bring it...

UN unveils initiative to tackle invasive species and reduce emissions
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UN unveils initiative to tackle invasive species and reduce emissions

A new Global Industry Alliance (GIA) has been launched to tackle two of the most pressing environmental issues – invasive species and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The GIA brings together stakeholders in the private sector and the GloFouling Partnerships, a project led by United Nations entities to address the transfer of harmful aquatic species through...

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...