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Greeks make plays for German second hand vessels in 2019

28.05.2019

Greece has been buying most of their second hand purchases from Germany during 2019.

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Draft amendments on Steel Ships Guidance

27.05.2019

The Korean Register of Shipping issued a draft amendment on the rules for the Classification of Steel Ships Guidance 1 revised section, noting that the Class is committed to developing the Rules to meet the latest technical and customer requirements. Therefore, it calls its members in case of any comments to inform the Class until Friday, June 7, 2019.

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Shipping Industry Expresses Concern Over Recent Trade Developments

20.05.2019

A delegation from the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the Asian Shipowners’ Association (ASA) and the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) has, at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, expressed concern over recent increases in protectionist measures. Presenting two position papers to the WTO, the shipping sector has “fully committed to the preservation and promotion of free trade policies and principles around the world.”

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How slow can you go?

15.05.2019

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

14.05.2019

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?

13.05.2019

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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