How slow can you go?


Is there much to be gained from applying speed limits on containerships to reduce emissions? The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) is meeting this week (13-17 May) in London to further explore methods to achieve its overall goal of decarbonising shipping, including looking at some proposals that will help move things along in the short-term.

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Union of Greek Shipowners: All stakeholders to take on responsibility at MEPC 74


As UN IMO Marine Environment and protection Committee 74 (MEPC 74) meeting is taking place this week, the Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS) calls all stakeholders to take on responsibility and contribute to global policy making and commit to reaching attainable, workable and sustainable solutions to the problems related to the 2020 global sulphur cap in marine fuels and the issue of the GHG emissions reduction from ships.

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Slow steaming, a solution to reduce CO2 emissions?


Emissions from shipping have come under fire once again thanks to the recent climate change protests in London and Sweden that have put further pressure on governments to take swift and decisive action on the environment. 

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UK Chamber of Shipping: Speed reduction regulation would hamper low-carbon transition


As the 2020 sulphur cap is getting closer and closer, the UK Chamber of Shipping takes a look at a proposal to reduce emissions, which is speed reduction. The Chamber comments that this idea is not new to the IMO, but until now it has not been accepted, as it would directly impact worldwide trade.

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New Italian terminal set to start operations in December


The first stage of the new semi-automated container terminal in Vado Ligure in Italy will launch on December 12 capable of handling the largest boxships afloat today. It is expected to increase competition among ports in northern Italy.

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Three updated marine regulations you need to know about in 2019


2019 is a busy year in terms of adopted International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulation with the forthcoming SOLAS amendments, significant milestones for the fuel oil consumption data collection system (DCS), along with the EU’s Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) regulation, and the MARPOL Annex VI global sulphur limit coming into force in January 2020. Andrew Sillitoe explains why these regulations are important to shipowners and operators.

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