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Tuesday, September 21, 2021
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Marine Money Climate Summit Day 1: Techno-Economic Models and No More Noon Reports

The maritime climate season has now officially begun. Marine Money, the prodigious publisher and conference organizer which has positioned itself at the

September 21, 2021
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Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Bouchard Bankruptcy Case: Not Yet At the Dock
Shipping

Bouchard Bankruptcy Case: Not Yet At the Dock

Usually, when a company announces that it is re-organizing under “Chapter 11”, the idea is that the company will re-organize its balance sheet (usually,

August 10, 2021
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Thursday, June 17, 2021
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Environment

IMO MEPC 76 Wraps: The Voyage Starts, With Many Shoals Ahead

By Barry Parker The IMO’s Secretary General, Mr. Kitack Lim, had laid down the gauntlet to delegates participating in the Marine Environment Protection

June 17, 2021
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Saturday, June 12, 2021
imo headquarters
Environment

‘Failure Not an Option’ as IMO Opens MEPC 76 Climate Meeting

By Barry Parker The much anticipated meeting of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Maritime Environment Protection Committee (MEPC),

June 12, 2021
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Thursday, June 3, 2021
A Club for Old Sailors? New York Times Article Blasts IMO’s Secrecy
Shipping

A Club for Old Sailors? New York Times Article Blasts IMO’s Secrecy

By Barry Parker Shipping’s relationship with the general news media has never been a good one. Secrecy of individual companies, based on tradition, and

June 3, 2021
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Thursday, April 29, 2021
IMO Headquarters london
Environment

Lookout on the I.M.O. Sailing Up the Clyde to Glasgow

The greening of shipping, as well as other transport modes, is a major theme for the first half of 2021, happily- stealing headlines from 2020’s steady diet

April 29, 2021
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Wednesday, March 3, 2021
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Shipping

IMO Seen as Best Suited for Developing a Future Carbon Market for Shipping

By Barry Parker (gCaptain) – The International Maritime Organization is expected to codify a transitional (i.e. 2030) energy efficiency pathway for

March 3, 2021
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Wednesday, February 17, 2021
lng bunkering rotterdam
Environment

IMO Tackles Shipping’s Decarbonization

Decarbonization is indeed “a thing”, as Millennials might say. The problem that I have writing on the topic- and presumably that readers have, is that the

February 17, 2021
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Monday, February 1, 2021
IMO greenhouse gas emissions
Shipping

IMO Hails ‘Extremely Smooth’ IMO 2020 Transition

Some observers have compared IMO2020- the restrictions on sulfur in marine fuels which took effect on Jan 1, 2020 -with the Y2K drama of two decades back.

February 1, 2021
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Wednesday, December 16, 2020
For Maritime Workers, ‘Essential’ Designation Should Include Access to Vaccine
Shipping

For Maritime Workers, ‘Essential’ Designation Should Include Access to Vaccine

As COVID-19 vaccines emerge, the importance of allowing travel and vaccinating maritime workers, who are viewed as “essential” in certain (but not all)

December 16, 2020
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Monday, November 23, 2020
container ship
Shipping

IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee Meeting Concludes: More on Shipping’s $5 Billion Decarbonization Proposal

By Barry Parker, Correspondent “You have to start somewhere.” While nobody used this phrase specifically, the IMO, in its just concluded virtual session of

November 23, 2020
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Friday, November 20, 2020
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Shipping

IMO’s CO2 Reduction Initiatives: The Voyage Towards Codification

By Barry Parker, gCaptain Correspondent After considerable anticipation, the Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime

November 20, 2020
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Friday, November 13, 2020
IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee Addresses Crew Change Crisis – Better Day for Seafarers Coming and Going
Maritime News

IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee Addresses Crew Change Crisis – Better Day for Seafarers Coming and Going

By Barry Parker – Repatriation of seafarers has been one of the most vexing issues facing the maritime industry throughout 2020, as Covid-19 has ravaged

November 13, 2020
Total Views: 820

Friday, November 6, 2020
IMO greenhouse gas emissions
Interesting

IMO Charting Passage Plan for Reducing Shipping’s ‘Carbon Intensity’

By Barry Parker – Over the past year, “sustainability” has ratcheted upward to the top of the shipping industry’s radar. The activity will be

November 6, 2020
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