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 shipping companies trying to use flag registries fraudulently to conceal their activities, officials said. All commercial ships have to be registered - flagged in a particular country - partly to comply with safety and environmental … [Read more...]

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 announced Monday plans to introduce the new very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO) globally following successful sea trials of the fuel that was manufactured and supplied by BP in the Amsterdam/Rotterdam/Antwerp (ARA) and … [Read more...]

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ek8rRPdSPgE "Empowering Women in the Maritime Community" has been selected as the World Maritime Day theme for 2019. This video from the IMO Secretary-General, Kitack Lim, raises awareness of the importance of gender equality, in line with the SDGs, and highlights the important contribution of women all over the world to the maritime … [Read more...]

BIMCO Urges IMO to Use Realistic Economic Growth Data in Next Greenhouse Gas Study

International shipping association BIMCO is calling for the IMO to use more realistic economic growth data in its upcoming study on greenhouse gas emissions from the shipping industry, and not include unrealistically high gross domestic product (GDP) growth projections to predict future transport demand. BIMCO will make the formal proposal next month to an expert workshop … [Read more...]

International Chamber of Shipping Looking Towards Zero-Carbon Future for Shipping

The International Chamber of Shipping is looking ahead towards a zero-carbon future for shipping as sulphur and greenhouse gas emissions takes center stage starting with the IMO 2020 global sulphur cap next year. “The 2020 global sulphur cap will be the regulatory game changer of the decade with profound implications for the economics of shipping,” said Chairman of the … [Read more...]