Friday, June 25, 2021

On Today’s ‘Day of the Seafarer’, There’s Little to Celebrate

Each year, on June 25th, the U.N. International Maritime Organization celebrates ‘Day of the Seafarer‘ as a way to raise awareness about issues facing seafarers and the contribution they make...

June 25, 2021
Total Views: 1469

Monday, June 21, 2021
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Seafarers Need To Strike, Says Frank Coles

By John Konrad (gCaptain) Last week maritime influencer Lena Göthberg published the 165th episode of her popular Shipping Podcast, and the content was shocking. Her guest was the former CEO...

June 21, 2021
Total Views: 15852

Friday, June 18, 2021
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Shipping Industry Urges Governments to Act Swiftly on $5 Billion Decarbonization Fund

With the conclusion of the International Maritime Organization’s MEPC 76 meeting, several major shipping industry bodies are calling on governments to make good on their word and not waste any...

June 18, 2021
Total Views: 2382

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Shipping Watchdog’s Plan to Make a Plan to Tackle CO2 Emissions from Ships Confounds Outsiders

By Jack Wittels (Bloomberg) — Under pressure to decarbonize a global shipping industry that emits more CO2 each year than the U.K. and France combined, the world’s governments agreed a plan...

June 18, 2021
Total Views: 1626

Thursday, June 17, 2021
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MEPC 76: Everything You May Have Missed

The International Maritime Organization’s Marine Environment Protection Committee has concluded its 76th meeting (known as MEPC 76), held remotely from June 10-17, to consider new measures to tackle climate change,...

June 17, 2021
Total Views: 3009

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IMO Adopts New Measures to Cut Ship Emissions as Critics Call for More

The IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 76) adopted amendments to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) Annex VI that will require ships to calculate...

June 17, 2021
Total Views: 1438

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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 Committee’s MEPC 76 meetings, stresses the need...

June 17, 2021
Total Views: 3109

Thursday, June 10, 2021
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Key IMO Meeting to Consider New Climate Measures for Shipping

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is set to adopt new measures to reduce the shipping industry’s greenhouse gas emissions during a key meeting of IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC...

June 10, 2021
Total Views: 1567

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Reality Check Awaits John Kerry and His Bid to Cut Carbon Emissions from Ships

By Jack Wittels (Bloomberg) — John Kerry wants to accelerate the decarbonization of the global shipping industry which spews more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere each year than France and the...

June 9, 2021
Total Views: 2838

Thursday, June 3, 2021

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 perhaps- fear of divulging competitive secrets,...

June 3, 2021
Total Views: 6147

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EU Presses IMO for Tougher Carbon Emissions Standards

By Kate Abnett BRUSSELS, June 3 (Reuters) – The European Union will push for tougher standards to cut the CO2 emissions intensity of ships at a meeting of the United...

June 3, 2021
Total Views: 775

Monday, May 24, 2021

IMO Calls for Greater Action to Combat Gulf of Guinea Piracy

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has called for increased collaboration to tackle piracy in the Gulf of Guinea. In a resolution adopted this month by the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC)...

May 24, 2021
Total Views: 3165

Wednesday, April 21, 2021
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Shipping Industry Pushes for ‘Market-Based Measures’ to Help Achieve Decarbonization Targets

Several of the world’s major shipping organizations are calling on world leaders to urgently examine the role of so-called market-based measures (MBMs) to ensure ambitious decarbonization targets are met across...

April 21, 2021
Total Views: 1378

Thursday, April 15, 2021
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Zero-Carbon Goal Pushes Japan to Bet On Century-Old Technology

By Erica Yokoyama and Tsuyoshi Inajima (Bloomberg) — Some of the biggest industrial companies in Japan are working on a project that could trigger a wave of investment into one of...

April 15, 2021
Total Views: 4163

Tuesday, March 30, 2021
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UN Bodies Call for Seafarers and Aviation Workers to Be Given Priority Access to Vaccines

As the world watched the Ever Given salvage over the last week, the heads of five UN organizations joined together in a call for maritime and air transport workers to...

March 30, 2021
Total Views: 1567

Friday, March 26, 2021
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Read: International Maritime Organization’s Statement on Ever Given Grounding in Suez Canal

International Maritime Organization Secretary-General Kitack Lim has issued his first comments on the grounding of the MV Ever Given in the Suez Canal. The International Maritime Organization is the United...

March 26, 2021
Total Views: 3178

Monday, March 15, 2021
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Support Grows for Shipping’s $5 Billion Decarbonization Proposal

Support is growing for a proposed $5 billion research fund to help decarbonize shipping. The World Shipping Council, one of the proposal’s original non-governmental co-sponsors, reports that Denmark has now...

March 15, 2021
Total Views: 1072

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
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Shipping Industry Backs ‘Moon-Shot’ $5 Billion Program to Accelerate Its Decarbonization

Shipping trade groups representing the vast majority of the global shipping industry are throwing their support behind a “moon-shot” proposal by governments for a $5 billion research and development fund...

March 10, 2021
Total Views: 2189


Maersk, Keppel Launch Green Ammonia Ship-to-Ship Bunkering Project in Singapore

A handful of major maritime industry stakeholders including Maersk and Keppel have teamed up to study and possibly develop a green ammonia ship-to-ship bunkering supply chain in Singapore, the world’s...

March 10, 2021
Total Views: 2718

Wednesday, March 3, 2021
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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 commercial ships in an upcoming meeting in June of...

March 3, 2021
Total Views: 1719