The IMO says it has commenced work to look into how safe, secure and environmentally sound Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) operations may be addressed in IMO instruments.
At last week's MEPC meeting, the IMO set an absolute target for greenhouse gas emissions reduction across the global maritime industry for the first time.
The IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee MEPC 72 takes place from 9 to 13 April with the adoption of an initial strategy on the reduction of GHG emissions from ships one of the key items on the agenda.
The new International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) amendments have entered into force which update ship fuel oil reporting requirements, garbage classification and IOPP certificates.
IMO and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) are partnering up to help promote sustainable shipping in the first such arrangement the body has had with a multilateral development bank.
International Maritime Organization (IMO) member states have been told they should set ambitious greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goals.
Consistent implementation is the only option when it comes to the 2020 0.50% limit on sulphur in fuel oil if ships want to avoid detention or being classed unseaworthy, says the IMO.
Shipping organisations involved in the IMO Intersessional Working Group on Reduction of GHG Emissions from Ships are reportedly “broadly satisfied” with progress made during their second meeting last week.
Oceanographers in China are to deploy the first Wärtsilä NOx abatement application in the country onboard two newbuild research vessels.
The Clean Arctic Alliance has called on International Maritime Organization (IMO) member states to support a Canadian proposal to mitigate the risks posed by using heavy fuel oil (HFO) in Arctic waters.
Thirteen leading shipowners and operators, classification societies, engine builders and suppliers, big data providers and oil companies have signed up to a new Global Industry Alliance (GIA) to support transitioning shipping towards a low carbon future.
The clear need to standardise LNG bunkering operations for all stakeholders at the international level has finally been recognised in a new ISO standard set up to ensure LNG-fuelled vessels can bunker in a safe and sustainable way.
The global 0.5% sulphur cap for marine fuel will enter force on 1 January 2020, the International Maritime Organisation’s Marine Environment Protection Committee has agreed.
The Industry Committee of the European Parliament adopted its report on the EU’s emissions trading scheme (ETS) and stressed that the climate impact of shipping should be regulated at UN level.
Scientists in Singapore have developed a revolutionary emissions abatement system that removes pollutants from exhaust gas to help the international shipping industry meet ambitious emissions targets.
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is urging the EU to align CO2 emissions monitoring regulation with the mandatory worldwide reporting regime agreed by the IMO, warning that the current system is ‘completely unfit for purpose’.
The IMO has held two international workshops to raise awareness of its regulations on energy efficiency and the control of greenhouse gas emissions from ships.
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