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“We’ve agreed to do it, but we don’t have the recipe on the mechanics, the measures or the technologies,” declared Sveinung Oftedal, chairman of the IMO’s Subcommittee on Pollution Prevention and Response, as he addressed delegates attending the 10th Chemical & Product Tanker Conference in London earlier this week. 

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) looks set to agree Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission cuts of at least 50% by 2050 as a week of difficult negotiations at the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) draw to a close.

Alisdair Pettigrew, managing director of BLUE Communications, and a consultant to several organisations in the marine environment space, writes in response to the article Transparency audit and the IMO’, published 9 April and by Seatrade Maritime columnist Michael Grey.

The home to the world's second largest ship registry, the low lying Marshall Islands says it is willing to work with other nations on the text of the Initial Strategy presented to the International Maritime Organization (IMO), but warns it will disassociate itself with any outcome that falls short a level with the possibility of achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement.

The IMO has agreed a 0.5% global sulphur cap on emissions by ships from 2020.

The 69th session of IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) opened yesterday in London, with IMO secretary-general Kitack Lim extending condolences to Ecuador over the devastation caused there by earthquakes this week.

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has released details of the submissions it will be making to what it calls the “critical” upcoming meeting of the IMO’s MEPC (Marine Environment Protection Committee) taking place in London 18 -22 April.

IMO has adopted the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code) as well as associated amendments to International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS).

London-based International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has reiterated its call for governments to see sense concerning the proposed implementation of the IMO Ballast Water Management (BMW) Convention.

A large group of maritime associations, led by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), has put forward its latest recommendations to improve the Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC).

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