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Monday, November 18, 2019
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Maritime News

Environmental Coalition Blasts IMO’s Lack of Progress in Combating Carbon Emissions

The International Maritime Organization shows a lack of progress and little interest in forming concrete measures to reduce shipping’s contribution to global

November 18, 2019
Total Views: 13

Friday, November 15, 2019
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Maritime News

‘No Appetite’ at IMO for a Ship Speed Reduction Regulation

The International Maritime Organization appears to be backing away from pressure to introduce ship speed limits as part of its strategy to decarbonize the

November 15, 2019
Total Views: 201

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
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Cruise Ships

Expedition Cruise Operators Agree to Ban on Use and Carriage of HFO in Arctic

Expedition cruise ship operators have agreed to a self-imposed ban on the use and carriage of heavy fuel oil (HFO) in the Arctic. The self-imposed ban was

November 13, 2019
Total Views: 30

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
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Maritime News

Reducing Ship Speeds Seen as ‘Silver Bullet’ for Reducing Pollution and Protecting Environment

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) – As the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) environmental work group gathers in London for its annual

November 12, 2019
Total Views: 64

Monday, November 11, 2019
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Maritime News

IMO Working Group to Consider Proposals for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Ships

An International Maritime Organization working group will meet this week to consider proposals to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions from ships. In 2018,

November 11, 2019
Total Views: 37

Thursday, October 24, 2019
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Shipping’s Decarbonization Lies in Finding New Fuels, Study Says

Finding new sustainable energy sources such as alcohol, biomethane and ammonia offers the shipping industry its best opportunity for reaching its net-zero

October 24, 2019
Total Views: 12

Thursday, October 3, 2019
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Maritime News

BIMCO Proposes Slow-Steaming Alternative to IMO

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Shipping association Bimco has submitted a new proposal on regulating ships’ power to the International Maritime

October 3, 2019
Total Views: 61

Thursday, September 26, 2019
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Maritime News

World Maritime Day Highlights Gender Equality in Maritime

Today’s World Maritime Day celebration is bringing attention to the importance of gender equality in the maritime industry and especially the

September 26, 2019
Total Views: 28

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
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Maritime News

Shipping’s Carbon-Neutral Dream Seen Drifting Further Away

By Anna Shiryaevskaya (Bloomberg) –Big ocean-going ships are not moving fast enough towards energy transition, contributing to rising emissions of carbon

September 11, 2019
Total Views: 12

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
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Maritime News

‘Storm Approaching’: Firms Fear for Deliveries in Shipping Fuel Shakeup

By Jonathan Saul, Lisa Baertlein and Martinne Geller LONDON/LOS ANGELES, June 25 (Reuters) – U.S. furniture company RC Willey Home Furnishings is so

June 25, 2019
Total Views: 25

Thursday, May 23, 2019
Maritime News

Shipowners See Increase in IMO-Compliant Fuels, But Doubts Persist

By Ahmad Ghaddar AMSTERDAM, May 23 (Reuters) – Shipowners, who are facing one of the biggest changes in the oil industry in decades, are seeing more

May 23, 2019
Total Views: 5

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
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Maritime News

Super Sniffer Drones and Jail: Regulators Get Tough on Shipping

By Jack Wittels and Ann Koh (Bloomberg) — Teams of drones are about to start policing the skies of some of the world’s busiest shipping ports. Their

May 21, 2019
Total Views: 36

Monday, May 20, 2019
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Maritime News

Carriers Relieved as IMO Tables Proposal for Mandatory Ship Speed Limits

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – The 74th sitting of the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) ended on Friday without agreement of any

May 20, 2019
Total Views: 40

Friday, May 17, 2019
ship emissions
Maritime News

IMO Agrees on Stricter Efficiency Targets for Some Ships

By Nina Chestney LONDON, May 17 (Reuters) – The International Maritime Organization (IMO) on Friday agreed stricter energy efficiency targets for certain

May 17, 2019
Total Views: 11

Thursday, May 16, 2019
ship emissions
Maritime News

IMO 2020 Will Disrupt Markets for 1-5 Years -Boston Consulting Group

By Erwin Seba HOUSTON, May 16 (Reuters) – The marine industry’s January 2020 shift to using very low sulfur fuel oil (VLSFO) to power ships

May 16, 2019
Total Views: 17

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
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Maritime News

IMO Urged to Consider Mandatory Speed Limits for Ships

An open letter signed by more than 100 shipping companies and environmental organizations is urging the International Maritime Organization to impose mandatory

May 1, 2019
Total Views: 252

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
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Maritime News

Price of Bunker Fuel Surges Ahead of IMO 2020

By Jack Wittels (Bloomberg) — Demand for the shipping industry’s main fuel is widely expected to collapse like never before in 2020, so it might come

April 23, 2019
Total Views: 9

Thursday, April 4, 2019
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Maritime News

IMO Works to Clamp Down on Illicit Shipping Practices

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, April 4 (Reuters) – The United Nations’ shipping agency is working on tougher measures to clamp down on rogue

April 4, 2019
Total Views: 28

Monday, March 11, 2019
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Maritime News

BP Introduces New IMO 2020-Compliant Bunker Fuel

BP says it will begin selling a new type of low sulphur bunker fuel that meets new MARPOL regulations limiting the sulphur content of marine fuels to 0.5%. BP

March 11, 2019
Total Views: 33

Monday, March 4, 2019
Maritime News

VIDEO: An Important Message From IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim

“Empowering Women in the Maritime Community” has been selected as the World Maritime Day theme for 2019. This video from the IMO Secretary-General,

March 4, 2019
Total Views: 38