Many of us who are deskbound dream of being on the high seas, but few actually get there. It takes highly qualified, and licensed, mariners to achieve what is merely a dream for most. I received a taste. . .
IMO has unveiled a global initiative to establish centers around the world, mostly in developing areas, to study implementation strategies for reducing GHGs and improving shipping’s performance on emissions. This is an excellent step forward towards our much-needed goal of lowering our industry’s impact on the environment. It is to be hoped that this initiative will be accompanied by action at IMO to streamline its processes and accelerate our sector’s movement towards decarbonization before societal/governmental forces take unilateral action against our industry.