IMO’s MEPC agrees GHG reduction strategy for shipping

APRIL 13, 2018 — IMO’s Maritime Environment Protection Committee has agreed an initial greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction strategy that requires international shipping to reduce total annual GHG emissions by at least

IMO’s MEPC set for contentious session

APRIL 9, 2018 — IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 72) is meeting in London this week. The most prominent — and contentious — item on the agenda is setting a strategy

Canada resists move for total ban on HFO in Arctic by 2021

MARCH 22, 2018 — Radio Canada International reports that Canada is opposing a move at IMO, led by Finland, for an outright ban on the use of heavy fuel oil (HFO) in

European owners applaud MEPC progress on CO2 reduction

JULY 11, 2017 — European shipowners believe that important progress was made last week at the International Maritime Organziation’s (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) meeting. At the meeting, the MEPC agreed

Work now underway on climate strategy for shipping

JULY 10, 2017 — The Danish Maritime Authority reports that a working group established by the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) has begun work on the final climate strategy for shipping

IBIA: 2020 decision on fuel sulfur cap overly optimistic

NOVEMBER 8, 2016 — IMO’s decision to impose a global 0.50% marine fuel sulfur limit from 2020 may be based on an overly optimistic initial availability forecast says the International Bunker Industry

Wartsila “well positioned” for global sulfur cap

OCTOBER 31, 2016 — Wärtsilä says it is well positioned to help companies meet the global cap that will limit the sulfur content of marine fuels to 0.5% effective from January 2020.

IMO’s MEPC to set GHG reduction roadmap

OCTOBER 29, 2016 — IMO says that an important milestone on the road to controlling greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping was achieved by requirements adopted at last week’s meeting of its

Decision on sulfur cap limit looms at IMO MEPC

OCTOBER 24, 2016—There will be a number of important environmental issues on the agenda at the Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC 70) this week at the London headquarters of the International Maritime

Liberia offers IMO a way out of a BWMS hole

OCTOBER 21, 2016 — The Liberian Maritime Administration will ask next week’s meeting of IMO’s Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC70) to allow more time for some to install the ballast water management