Wednesday, October 6, 2021
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Shipping Industry Outlines Roadmap to Achieve Net Zero CO2 Emissions by 2050

A shipping industry trade group representing over 80% of the world’s merchant fleet has proposed a bold new plan to help the industry achieve net zero CO2 emissions by 2050,...

October 6, 2021
Total Views: 902

Thursday, September 23, 2021

InterManager President Calls for ‘One Voice’ for Shipping

The international trade association representing the ship management industry is calling for a single voice for shipping when it comes to working with regulators or risk “knee-jerk, populist policies” that...

September 23, 2021
Total Views: 381

Thursday, September 16, 2021
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NSFW – Ocean Rebellion Attacks IMO Again, And Again, And Again

NSFW Warning: This article contains nudity.

September 16, 2021
Total Views: 3777

Tuesday, August 10, 2021
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Shipping Industry Set to Debate ‘Code Red’ Climate Change Issues Ahead of COP26

Maritime industry leaders are set to discuss “code red” climate issues and how the shipping industry can play its part in meeting global targets ahead of November’s UN Climate Change...

August 10, 2021
Total Views: 711

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: 1477

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: 15946

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: 2394

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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: 1632

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: 3065

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IMO Adopts MARPOL Amendments to Ban Heavy Fuel Oil in the Arctic

The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 76) has agreed to prohibit the use of heavy fuel oil in the Arctic, although certain exemptions mean a complete...

June 17, 2021
Total Views: 1747

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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: 1445

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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: 3119

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: 1571

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: 2847

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: 6180

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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: 781

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: 3187

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: 1387

Thursday, April 15, 2021
mol ship

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: 4172

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: 1569