The Conference brings together ministers and high-level officials from more than 100 countries to promote ratification of the Cape Town Agreement, a key international treaty for safety of fishing vessels.
IMO - International Maritime Organisaztion
Transboundary export of carbon dioxide (CO2) for the purpose of carbon capture and storage (or “sequestration”) can now be provisionally allowed under certain circumstances, Parties to the London Protocol have agreed.
Drewry and the European Shippers’ Council publish a bunker adjustment factor indexing mechanism for shippers’ reference and guideline.
Amendments to an international treaty aimed at preventing the spread of potentially invasive species in ships’ ballast water entered into force on 13 October 2019.
From January 1st, 2020, the new IMO 2020 Low Sulphur Regulation will be in effect. All sea-going vessels worldwide will have to comply and reduce their sulphur emissions by 85%.
PISR has completed a survey (IMO 2020 Sulphur Regulation | Your Opinion Matters) and the results show more than 44% of ship owners, operators, and managers saying they will definitely comply with the forthcoming IMO regulations.
France, a few months ago, and more recently the BIMCO, the oldest and largest maritime association in the world) have proposed to the IMO measures to reduce the speed or power of ships.
The guidelines include, among other things, washwater discharge standards, but with all the controversy surrounding washwater discharges into the sea, there is still work to do.
BIMCO has submitted a proposal to the IMO to regulate the propulsion power of ships in order to sustain the GHG savings already achieved through slower steaming.