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Supporting sulphur 2020 consistent implementation

An IMO working group is meeting (9-13 July)  to develop guidelines to support the consistent implementation of the 0.50% limit for the sulphur content in fuel […]

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European Shipowners encourage the European Commission to have sufficient recycling capacity on the EU approved ship recycling yards list

sailing under an EU flag will eventually be required to use an approved ship recycling facility, once the EU Ship Recycling Regulation effectively applies. This will […]

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IMO Member States must Progress on Key Sulphur Cap Issues at Critical Meeting in July

The shipping industry – as represented by its international trade associations (BIMCO, ICS, INTERCARGO, INTERTANKO and WSC) – calls on the Member States of the International […]

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Standardising data for effective electronic business

IMO’s Facilitation (FAL) Committee, meeting for its 42nd session, has approved a completely revised and updated structure for its Compendium on Facilitation and Electronic Business, including […]

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Meeting of Global Shipowners’ Associations reaffirms commitment to IMO Hong Kong Convention

Global Shipowners’ Meeting (coordinated by the Asian Shipowners’ Association (ASA) and attended by BIMCO, ECSA, ICS and INTERTANKO) reaffirms commitment to the Hong Kong Convention and […]

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IMO takes first steps to address autonomous ships

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) – the global regulatory body for international shipping – has commenced work to look into how safe, secure and environmentally sound […]

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‘Sulphur Cap Chaos in 2020′ Warn World’s Shipowners

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) fears ‘chaos and confusion’ unless the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) urgently resolves some serious issues concerning the successful implementation […]

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“Time is fast running out” for Global Sulphur Cap says ICS Chairman

Time is fast running out” for implementation by IMO Member States of the 0.5% global sulphur in fuel cap by 1 January 2020, says Esben Poulsson, […]

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EU budget proposal could support shipowners’ transition to decarbonisation

The European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) is positive towards the proposal for the EU budget 2021 – 2027 published earlier this week. Specifically the large increase of the […]

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ICS Applauds ‘Paris Agreement for Shipping’

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has welcomed the high level strategy for the further reduction of shipping’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, adopted on 13 April […]

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