States that are parties to MARPOL Annex VI are supposed to inform the International Maritime Organization of the availability of compliant fuel oils in their ports.
IMO - International Maritime Organisaztion
IMO has pledged to address the significant problem posed by plastics to the marine environment, with the adoption of an action plan which aims to enhance existing regulations and introduce new supporting measures to reduce marine plastic litter from ships.
As the IMO MEPC 73 gathers in London, the Clean Arctic Alliance called on member states to “renew their commitment” so that a ban on the use and carriage of polluting heavy fuel oil from Arctic shipping can be adopted in 2021.
The Project Forward initiative led by Athens-based Arista Shipping, with Wärtsilä as one of the participants, demonstrates that with LNG as fuel, an advanced hull design, and highly efficient propulsion machinery, it will be possible to meet the IMO’s target for a 40 per cent reduction in carbon intensity by 2030.
To reduce emissions across the maritime sector, national authorities need to first quantify those emissions and then develop a strategy to reduce them.
Reducing the amount of time ships spend waiting outside the port and at anchor could significantly reduce ship emissions, according to studies carried out by members of the IMO GloMEEP GIA.
ICS has recently published a new edition of its ‘Guidance for the Preparation and Implementation of Garbage Management Plans as Required by MARPOL Annex V’.
There is considerable unease among global shippers/BCOs and freight forwarders ahead of the IMO’s 2020 global emissions regulations, due to come into force on 1 January 2020, according to a survey conducted by Drewry.
IMO has been celebrating its major anniversaries during 2018, with a focus on the achievements of the past decades as well as the challenges of the future.
The new IMO Low Sulphur Regulation will be effective from 1 January 2020 and will require all shipping companies to reduce their Sulphur emissions by 85%.