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International Chamber of Shipping sets out plans for global carbon levy to expedite industry decarbonisation

The global trade association for ship operators, the International Chamber of Shipping, (ICS) has put forward a comprehensive proposal for a global levy on carbon emissions […]

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Emanuele Grimaldi named ICS Chairman – Designate

Emaneule Grimaldi, Managing Director of the Grimaldi Group, long serving ICS Board member and current Vice Chairman Mr Emanuele Grimaldi, Managing Director of the Grimaldi Group, […]

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Further shipping GHG emission reduction measures adopted

International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopts key mandatory measures to reduce ships’ carbon intensity; establishes ship rating system. ​The MEPC adopted amendments to MARPOL Annex I to introduce […]

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Stagnation in R&D investment creating unacceptable risk for industry zero emissions future

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has warned that without decisive government signals declining levels of Maritime research and development could jeopardise industry’s ability to decarbonise. […]

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IMO environment meeting set to adopt GHG cutting measures

A key meeting of IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 76) has begun. Opening the session, IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim highlighted key amendments set for adoption, […]

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IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee adopts recommended actions to prioritize seafarers in national COVID-19 vaccination programmes.

The Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) of the international Maritime Organization (IMO) has highlighted the need for seafarers to be given priority access to COVD-19 vaccines, recognizing  […]

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ECSA welcomes the communication on a new approach for a sustainable blue economy in the EU

The European Commission published yesterday its communication on a new approach for a sustainable blue economy in the EU. This communication highlights the important role of all […]

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European Green Deal: Developing a sustainable blue economy in the European Union

Today, the European Commission is proposing a new approach for a sustainable blue economy in the EU for the industries and sectors related to oceans, seas and coasts.  […]

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ECSA welcomes recognition of the shipping industry as a transitional sector in sustainable finance package

The European Commission adopted today a Sustainable Finance package with the aim of improving the flow of investments towards sustainable activities and hence using financial instruments […]

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Shipping bodies call on world leaders to bring forward discussions on global market-based measures

21st April 2021. Ahead of President Biden’s Leaders’ Summit on Climate, the world’s major shipping organisations have called on world leaders to urgently examine the role of market-based measures (MBMs) to ensure ambitious decarbonisation targets are met across the entire global […]

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