Photo: L to R Rightship’s Captain Anuj Chopra, Carleen Lyden Walker, GMS’ Evan Sproviervo, LISCR’s Stephen Bomgardner, WGMA’s Niels Aalund, and Gareth Burton of ABS Collaborating on a Marine Environment Awareness computer-based training for shoreside staff and seafarers netted the…
For the past few years, we have been talking about decarbonization by 2050. Now the date being suggested is 2035. I was in Copenhagen last week where the primary topic of conversation was decarbonization and strategies to achieve that. As an industry we have the opportunity to be proactive, rather than reactive. It won’t be easy—but nothing in shipping IS easy. We need to agree on a global strategy to move forward as an industry committed to Save Our Seas.
A tremendous show of support for the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was demonstrated with the creation of the World Ports Sustainability Program. It is crucial that all stakeholders engage in decarbonization efforts in order to meet global, and societal, demands for cleaner practices.
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…
IMO is taking a significant step forward in banning the use of fuel that exceeds the .5% sulphur limit as of 2020 unless an operational scrubber is in place. This helps level the playing field in discouraging those endeavoring to benefit by not using compliant fuel. Also necessary will be enforcement of this amendment.
Lee Adamson and RADM Fred Kenney updated the Ambassadors on IMO initiatives, with the extraordinary support of Kalai Naidoo who administers this important program.
Four prominent international trade associations have banded together in issuing a joint proposal to the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) concerning ambitious CO2 reductions by the international shipping sector, which is responsible for transporting about 90% of global trade and 2.2% of the world’s annual man-made CO2 emissions.
Low Sulfur Fuel in 2020, aka the "Ramsey Report", provides an overview of the projected maritime low sulfur fuel market for 2020, with a concentration on petroleum fuels. Projections made by two research consultants are compared to shed light on the uncertain future of this market.
In preparation for the United Nations Oceans Conference set for 5-9 June 2017 in New York, a number of preparatory committees and side events are being conducted. On February 15, 2017, a side event was held at the UN, sponsored jointly by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Government of France. The event was titled "At the crossroads: Global Shipping Lanes and Whale Conservation". . .
With this summary of the event in mind, the purpose of this email is to alert the shipping industry . . .
“The data collection system will equip IMO with concrete data to help it make the right decisions, as well as enhancing its credentials as the best placed and competent forum for regulating international shipping,” IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim said.