WSC Welcomes the IMO’s Agreement on a Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategy and Calls for an IMO-Led Research and Development Programme

WSC Welcomes the IMO’s Agreement on a Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategy and Calls for an IMO-Led Research and Development Programme

The World Shipping Council (WSC) and its members welcome the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) agreement on an ambitious strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping. This …
Apr 16, 2018 /  Curious
Panama Canal Emissions Reduction Contributions Highlighted During IMO’s 70th Marine Environment Protection Committee Session

Panama Canal Emissions Reduction Contributions Highlighted During IMO’s 70th Marine Environment Protection Committee Session

This week, the Panama Canal's contributions to the reduction of emissions from the international shipping industry were presented during the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) 70th Marine Environment Protection …
Oct 26, 2017 /  Curious
Piracy rises in Nigeria amid drop in regional malaise

Piracy rises in Nigeria amid drop in regional malaise

This comes as the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), and Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), approved a revised implementation scheme for ships relating to the Ballast Water Management Convention, …
Jul 14, 2017 /  Piracy
Clean Arctic Alliance Welcomes IMO Action on Arctic HFO

Clean Arctic Alliance Welcomes IMO Action on Arctic HFO

As the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 71) concluded on last Friday, the Clean Arctic Alliance welcomed the support from Member States for a proposal to …
Jul 10, 2017 /  Curious
IMO sets 2020 date for ships to comply with low sulphur fuel oil requirement

IMO sets 2020 date for ships to comply with low sulphur fuel oil requirement

In a landmark decision for both the environment and human health, 1 January 2020 has been set as the implementation date for a significant reduction in the sulphur content of the fuel oil used by ships. The decision to …
Nov 1, 2016 /  Vessels
Panama Canal Emissions Reduction Contributions Highlighted During IMO’s 70th Marine Environment Protection Committee Session

Panama Canal Emissions Reduction Contributions Highlighted During IMO’s 70th Marine Environment Protection Committee Session

This week, the Panama Canal’s contributions to the reduction of emissions from the international shipping industry were presented during the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 70th Marine Environment …
Oct 28, 2016 /  Curious
IMO takes further action on climate change

IMO takes further action on climate change

Organization agrees mandatory system for collecting ships’ fuel consumption data The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has approved mandatory …
Apr 25, 2016 /  Curious
IMO Goes Sideways For Marshall Island Plea Regarding CO2 Emission Target

IMO Goes Sideways For Marshall Island Plea Regarding CO2 Emission Target

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has opted for neglecting an initial decision for setting a new worldwide target regarding greenhouse gas emission reduction that the Marshall Islands proposed. The …
May 15, 2015 /  Curious
Recent Study Shows Ships Built In 2013 Display Average Drop Of 10% In Fuel Efficiency Compared To 1990-Built

Recent Study Shows Ships Built In 2013 Display Average Drop Of 10% In Fuel Efficiency Compared To 1990-Built

According to a recent study all new ships constructed in 2013 displayed an average drop of 10% when regarding fuel efficiency in comparison to the ones manufactured in 1990. The study was commissioned and fully approved …
Apr 15, 2015 /  Curious
Facilitation of Official Permission Concerning Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems

Facilitation of Official Permission Concerning Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems

Last week, the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) conceded to improve the regulations on permission of exhaust gas cleaning systems. The purpose was to facilitate the reaching of sulphur limit rates, for …
Jan 30, 2015 /  Curious