Tag: <span>MEPC</span>

IMO MEPC approves amendments to cut ship emissions
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IMO MEPC approves amendments to cut ship emissions

This week, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) approved draft new mandatory regulations to cut the carbon intensity of existing ships. A virtual meeting held from 16-20 November 2020 discussed the amendments to the MARPOL[1] convention, which would require ships to combine a technical and an operational approach to reduce their...

Shipping: a green industry?
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Shipping: a green industry?

Given the current climate crisis that, by now, is globally recognised, it’s time for the shipping industry to assess its impact on climate change. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate (IPCC) conference of last year, unprecedented changes are needed in order to prevent rapid global warming Current global warming is occurring much more rapidly...

IMO’s bunker delivery note amendments enter into force
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IMO’s bunker delivery note amendments enter into force

The IMO’s bunker delivery note amendments relating to the supply of marine fuel to ships fitted with alternative mechanisms to address sulphur emission requirements entered into force on January 1, 2019. The amendment enters into force a year before the global 0.5 per cent sulphur cap.  The amendments to the bunker delivery note are intended...

What happened at MEPC 73?
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What happened at MEPC 73?

The IMO’s 73rd Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) session was held last week in London. A number of issues relating to the IMO’s global 0.5 per cent sulphur cap, which is due to enter into force in 14 months’ time, were discussed and some resolutions adopted, including a carriage ban on non-compliant fuel and guidance to...

MEPC 73: what’s on the agenda?
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MEPC 73: what’s on the agenda?

The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), 73rd session, due to take place October 22-26, is expected to discuss and implement guidance to help the shipping and maritime industries reduce emissions and improve energy efficiency of their operations. Held at the IMO headquarters in London, the event will be chaired by Mr. Hideaki Saito of Japan....

Trident Alliance supports carriage ban on non-compliant fuels
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Trident Alliance supports carriage ban on non-compliant fuels

The Trident Alliance has called for robust and effective enforcement of the IMO’s 2020 global sulphur cap, which includes a carriage ban on non-compliant fuels. The Trident Alliance believes that implementing a ban on the carriage of fuel with more than a 0.5 per cent sulphur content, unless fitted with a scrubber, will strengthen the...

Has shipping set its sights on an LNG-fulled future?
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Has shipping set its sights on an LNG-fulled future?

The IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) is meeting this week in London for its 72nd session. The agenda includes discussions on shipping’s decarbonisation and enforcement of the 0.5% global sulphur cap, due to enter into force in 2020. In the last year, bunkering infrastructure for liquefied natural gas (LNG) has undergone rapid expansion and...

Greek shipowners support ambitious GHG emissions reduction strategy
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Greek shipowners support ambitious GHG emissions reduction strategy

The Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS) strongly supports the adoption of an ambitious and realistic global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction strategy, which is to be discussed during the International Maritime Organization’s 72nd Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) meeting this month. According to the UGS, an ambitious and realistic global strategy to regulate emissions from...

MARPOL fuel reporting and garbage classification amendments enter into force
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MARPOL fuel reporting and garbage classification amendments enter into force

The latest amendments to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) Annex V have entered into force, beginning March 1, 2018. Amendments have been made to ship fuel oil consumption data reporting requirements and garbage classification, while changes to the International Oil Pollution Prevention Certificate have also been included. The ship...