Friday, March 20, 2020
Maritime News

Defending HFO Carriage Ban Breach, MSC Says Could Not Fit Scrubber Due to Coronavirus

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, March 20 (Reuters) – The world’s number two container line MSC is in talks with the United Arab Emirates after the Gulf country banned one of...

March 20, 2020
Total Views: 43

Thursday, March 12, 2020
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Maritime News

IMO Headquarters Closes, Meetings Suspended Due to Coronavirus

LONDON, March 12 (Reuters) – The International Maritime Organization (IMO), the United Nations’shipping agency, has closed its headquarters in London and postponed a session of its Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC)....

March 12, 2020
Total Views: 19

Thursday, February 27, 2020
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Maritime News

IMO 2020 Entering New Phase with Carriage Ban

By Jack Wittels (Bloomberg) — A tweak to new environmental rules for the shipping industry is just days from taking effect, closing off a loophole for would-be cheats looking to cut...

February 27, 2020
Total Views: 55

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Maritime News

WISTA and IMO Partner to Promote Gender Diversity in Maritime

The Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) is entering into a partnership with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to help close the gender gap in the traditionally male-dominated shipping...

January 28, 2020
Total Views: 40

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
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Maritime News

IMO Secretary-General Hails ‘Relatively Smooth’ IMO 2020 Transition

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim says the implementation of new International rules limiting the sulphur content of fuel used by ships has gone relatively smoothly. “I believe it is testimony to...

January 22, 2020
Total Views: 19

Monday, January 20, 2020
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Shipping’s Decarbonization Target Seen Costing At Least $1 Trillion

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, Jan 20 (Reuters) – At least $1 trillion of investment in new fuel technology is needed to enable the shipping industry to meet U.N. targets for...

January 20, 2020
Total Views: 41

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 greenhouse gas emissions, a coalition of NGOs has...

November 18, 2019
Total Views: 4

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 shipping industry. Instead, it has opted...

November 15, 2019
Total Views: 76

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 conference this week, delegates are being urged to...

November 12, 2019
Total Views: 28

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, the IMO agreed to a historic initial strategy...

November 11, 2019
Total Views: 15

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 carbon goals, according to a new study presented...

October 24, 2019
Total Views: 4

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 Organization (IMO) working group. The move is a...

October 3, 2019
Total Views: 48

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 contribution of women within the sector. World Maritime Day is...

September 26, 2019
Total Views: 16

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 dioxide for the entire fleet and undermining efforts to...

September 11, 2019
Total Views: 6

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 concerned that new global clean air rules...

June 25, 2019
Total Views: 12

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 fuels that will be compliant...

May 23, 2019
Total Views: 4

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 target? Environmental rule-breakers....

May 21, 2019
Total Views: 14

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 of the proposals put forward to...

May 20, 2019
Total Views: 17

Friday, May 17, 2019
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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 types of ships in an effort to speed...

May 17, 2019
Total Views: 7

Thursday, May 16, 2019
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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 worldwide will launch a one-...

May 16, 2019
Total Views: 6