Tag: <span>MEPC</span>

Wärtsilä launches power limitation solutions for EEXI compliance
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Wärtsilä launches power limitation solutions for EEXI compliance

Wärtsilä has launched a new series of power limitation solutions that enable compliance with the IMO’s energy efficiency existing ship index (EEXI) regulation. The EEXI regulation comes into effect in 2023 and stipulates the minimum energy efficiency level for existing ships already in service. Wärtsilä’s new power limitation systems allow owners to meet this requirement,...

Pressure rises on IMO to rapidly cut black carbon emissions as MEPC 77 kicks off
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Pressure rises on IMO to rapidly cut black carbon emissions as MEPC 77 kicks off

The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO’s) 77th Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) meeting kicked off this week to discuss a variety of environmental issues including the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping. One organisation, the Clean Arctic Alliance, has called on the IMO, its member states and international shipping to protect the Arctic by...

DNV launches new digital EEXI Calculator
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DNV launches new digital EEXI Calculator

DNV has launched a new digital tool to support customers in ensuring their compliance with the upcoming Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI). The EEXI regulation is a medium-term component of the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) roadmap towards reducing global shipping’s carbon intensity by at least 40 per cent over the next decade, using 2008...

MEPC 76 concludes with measures on reducing GHG emissions adopted
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MEPC 76 concludes with measures on reducing GHG emissions adopted

This week, members of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) concluded the 76th session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), and agreed to start considering measures that would directly address shipping’s carbon emissions and support the deployment of sustainable alternative fuels. The Marshall Islands and Solomon Islands proposed a $100/mt global carbon price for the shipping...

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...