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IMO committee approves ban on heavy ship fuel in the Arctic

  LONDON – In a decision criticized by environmental groups for not going far enough, the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) today approved a proposed ban on the use of heavy fuel oil in the Arctic region as of July 1, 2024. Such a ban already exists in the …

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IMO committee approves draft new regulations on decarbonising shipping

  LONDON – Draft new mandatory regulations  to cut the carbon intensity of existing ships have been approved by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), the UN agency announced today. Week-long meetings of the Committee end Friday.  The MEPC also agreed on the  terms of reference for assessing the possible impacts on States, paying particular attention …

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IMO holding crucial discussions on decarbonising maritime shipping

London – Vital measures to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions from ships will be discussed by governments this week November 16-20 by the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee amidst calls by the global marine sector to adopt a proposal for an industry-financed US$5 billion research and development programme. The latter would catalyse the transformation of …

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New report provides blueprint to unlock the first wave of zero-emission shipping projects

  The maritime industry has no time to waste if it is to meet the International Maritime Organization’s ambition of at least halving emissions from international shipping by 2050. It will require commercially viable zero emission vessels to be operating along deep-sea trade routes by 2030. This is the goal of the Getting to Zero …

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Décès de William A. O’Neil, figure du monde maritime

Le Secrétaire général de l’OMI, Kitack Lim, a exprimé ses sincères condoléances au Gouvernement canadien et à la famille de M. O’Neil, ainsi que les condoléances de l’ensemble des membres et du personnel de l’OMI.  Secrétaire général de l’OMI de 1990 à 2003, M. O’Neil a été président et chef de la direction de l’Administration …

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World Maritime figure William A. O’Neil passed away

“It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of Mr. O’Neil, who was a great friend and mentor who made a huge personal contribution to securing globally applicable safety, security and environmental standards,” said IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim. Secretary-General of IMO from 1990 to 2003, Mr. O’Neil was President and CEO of the St. Lawrence Seaway …

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Mixed reaction to IMO green targets

  According to a report from Sam Chambers in the Splash newsletter, shipping has had a mixed reaction to last week’s Intersessional Working Group on Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Ships at the International Maritime Organization (IMO), which agreed to make an existing target legally binding: to reduce the carbon intensity of shipping by 40% …

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IMO launches new animation highlighting digitalization

A new IMO video animation has been launched, to show how electronic data exchange is vital to ensure supply chains continue to function safely and effectively, with contactless clearance of ships in and out of ports.  The video was launched during a webinar (8 October) on “Future of Shipping: Digitalization”, co-organised by IMO and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore.  Opening the webinar, IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim …

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Global tripartite initiative to support breaking crew change deadlock

Joint release from the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), International Maritime Employers’ Council (IMEC), International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), Singapore Shipping Association (SSA), Singapore Maritime Officers’ Union (SMOU) and Singapore Organisation of Seamen (SOS) The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the International Maritime Employers’ Council (IMEC) have …

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Une nouvelle étude de l’OMI met en évidence une forte augmentation de la pollution climatique de courte durée due à la navigation

Photo: Earthjustice Washington, D.C. – L’Organisation maritime internationale (OMI) a publié hier le rapport final de la quatrième étude de l’OMI sur les gaz à effet de serre. Préparée par un consortium mondial d’organisations dirigées par CE Delft et comprenant des chercheurs de l’International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), l’étude révèle que les émissions totales …

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