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Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), 72nd session

  Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), 72nd session Chair: Mr. Hideaki Saito (Japan) 9-13 April 2018, at IMO Headquarters in London. Highlights of particular interest to media include: […]

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Governments Need to Compromise or Risk Having no IMO CO2 Strategy at All

Ahead of critical meetings at the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) which commence on 3 April, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) says that governments must […]

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ECSA urges parties at IMO to conclude on ambitious GHG reduction targets

ECSA has always maintained that shipping has to contribute substantially to global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and will always be committed to most […]

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ECSA and WSC call for the revision of the Reporting Formalities Directive to improve the efficiency of maritime transport

The European Commission is expected to publish a proposal for a revision of the Reporting Formalities Directive (RFD) in early May 2018 that is intended to […]

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Distillate demand boost from shipping sulfur rules to be brief: IEA

A sharp increase in demand for distillates following new shipping fuel rules will fade quickly, the International Energy Agency said on Monday. New rules implemented by […]

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Implementation timeline for IMO’s DCS

The IMO fuel oil consumption data collection system (IMO DCS) becomes effective on 1 March 2018, requiring from ships of 5,000 gross tonnage and above to […]

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European shipowners urge for certainty as soon as possible on EU/UK trade framework

European shipowners touched upon some key issues regarding Brexit in today’s public hearing in the European Parliament’s Transport committee’s hearing on the « Impact of Brexit […]

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ICS: An overview of key issues in 2017

ICS issued a report, highlighting the key issues that the maritime sector faced in the past year, in which ICS is engaged with regulators and other […]

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Societe Generale Becomes First Financial Institution To Join Growing Sea\Lng Coalition

SEA\LNG, the multi-sector industry coalition aiming to accelerate the widespread adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel, yesterday announced the addition of the […]

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A single market for shipping – time to make it happen

The single market is one of the most celebrated successes of the EU. It is a central element of the EU growth agenda. It is, however, […]

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