ICS Urges Governments to See Through Major Climate Deal for International Shipping

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the trade association representing the interests of the world's national shipowner associations at the International Maritime Organization, says it is satisfied with the progress made by governments on a draft greenhouse gas reduction strategy for international shipping. The strategy has been composed over three sessions of an … [Read more...]

Global Shipping Emissions Cut by 20% -ICS

The total greenhouse gas emissions from the global maritime transport industry are estimated to have been cut by over 20% from 2007 to 2012, theSecretary General of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) told a United Nations summit on climate change today. The global maritime shipping industry, which transports an estimated 90% of all world trade, is thought to have … [Read more...]

EU Maritime Carbon Rules Must Avoid Global Row, Governments Say

Dec. 13 (Bloomberg) -- The European Union’s planned rules to monitor greenhouse gases from ships must be in line with international law to avoid conflicts with other nations, according to member states including Italy and Ireland. Draft rules to introduce monitoring, reporting and verification of carbon dioxide from ships starting in 2018 were discussed by EU … [Read more...]

Carbon War Room launches ShippingEfficiency.org

In an effort help reduce the environmental impacts of the world's shipping fleet, Carbon War Room, the not-for-profit website dedicated to fighting the war on carbon and founded by billionaire Sir Richard Branson and a slew of other successful entrepreneurs, has launched ShippingEfficiency.org; a new online service that publishes energy and carbon efficiency ratings and … [Read more...]