Posts Tagged ‘MEPC’

Full summary of MEPC 74 / download sulphur 2020 guidelines

Full summary of MEPC 74 / download sulphur 2020 guidelines
Full summary of MEPC 74 / download sulphur 2020 guidelines The full summary of MEPC 74 is here: http://www.imo.org/en/MediaCentre/MeetingSummaries/MEPC/Pages/MEPC-74th-session.aspx. Sulphur 2020 guidelines now available to download  http://www.imo.org/en/OurWork/Environment/PollutionPrevention/Documents/Resolution%20MEPC.320%2874%29.pdf    Sulphur...
May 21st, 2019 | Climate, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Pollution | Read More

Invest in Change

Invest in Change
Carleen Lyden Walker Invest in Change “Actions not Words” Kitack Lim opened the MEPC meeting in London with a call for “actions not words”.  This refrain is being echoed throughout the world as society demands the shipping industry work to reduce its contribution to climate change by reducing...
May 15th, 2019 | Energy, Environment, IMO, Organisations | Read More

IMO guidance on implementation plan for compliance with 0.50% Sulphur limit under Annex VI

IMO guidance on implementation plan for compliance with 0.50% Sulphur limit under Annex VI
APRIL 16, 2019   IMO GUIDANCE ON IMPLEMENTATION PLAN FOR COMPLIANCE WITH 0.50% SULFUR LIMIT UNDER MARPOL ANNEX VI Your Managers would like to draw your attention to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) guidance as set forth in the annex to the attached document MEPC.1/Circ.878, Guidance...
April 16th, 2019 | Emissions, Environment, IMO, Organisations | Read More

Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), 72nd session, 9-13 April 2018 Outcome

Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), 72nd session, 9-13 April 2018 Outcome
IMO’s Secretary-General Kitack Lim IMO’s key environmental meeting adopted an initial GHG strategy for shipping, adopted amendments to the Ballast Water Management Convention; approved an amendment related to implementation of the sulphur 2020 fuel oil limit;  agreed to develop a ban on...
April 16th, 2018 | Environment, IMO, News, Organisations, Story of the Month | Read More

Global Sulphur Cap 2020 – guidance paper

Global Sulphur Cap 2020 – guidance paper
To all our viewes worldwide; this is an interesting letter including a link send by George Teriakidis of DNV GL Piraeus: Dear All, Here is a new guidance paper which we believe may be of interest to you. Yesterday the IMO MEPC meeting agreed on a global fuel sulphur limit of 0.5% which will enter into...
November 1st, 2016 | Classification Societies, Emissions, Environment, IMO, News, Pollution, Regulatory | Read More

New requirements for international shipping as UN body continues to address greenhouse gas emissions

New requirements for international shipping as UN body continues to address greenhouse gas emissions
“The data collection system will equip IMO with concrete data to help it make the right decisions, as well as enhancing its credentials as the best placed and competent forum for regulating international shipping,” IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim said. An important milestone on the road to controlling...
October 28th, 2016 | Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IMO, Organisations | Read More

ICS welcomes progress on maritime environment issues at MEPC

ICS welcomes progress on maritime environment issues at MEPC
Peter Hinchliffe The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has welcomed the progress made, in London last week, by the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) on several important environmental issues. Progress on Ballast Water Implementation Problems (partially undermined by United States) The...
May 18th, 2015 | Associations, Environment, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution | Read More

ICS changes position on ratification by goverments of IMO Ballast Water Management Convention

ICS changes position on ratification by goverments of IMO Ballast Water Management Convention
The global trade association for merchant shipowners, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), has modified its stance towards the ratification by governments of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Ballast Water Management Convention, which has still not yet entered into force having been...
December 17th, 2014 | Associations, IMO, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Politics and Government | Read More

IBIA welcomes MEPC bunker compromise

IBIA welcomes MEPC bunker compromise
IBIA’S CEO Peter Hall The compromise solution on the issue of ensuring bunker quality agreed at the 67th meeting of the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 67) has been welcomed by the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA). Submissions by IBIA addressing sulphur compliance...
October 23rd, 2014 | Bunkering, Environment, IMO | Read More

Interferry applauds IMO move to consider ballast water exemption

Interferry applauds IMO move to consider ballast water exemption
Johan Roos Interferry has praised a decision at last week’s meeting of the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) that could exempt certain ferry operators from fitting equipment required by the impending Ballast Water Management Convention to reduce the spread of invasive species.    ...
October 23rd, 2014 | Associations, Environment, News, Regulatory | Read More

ICS welcomes dramatic IMO progress on ballast water issues

ICS welcomes dramatic IMO progress on ballast water issues
Peter Hinchliffe Governments attending the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) this week have made real progress towards agreeing solutions to major issues that have previously impeded ratification of the IMO Ballast Water Management Convention, says...
October 17th, 2014 | IMO, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

IMO what’s new: GOC co-chair José María Figueres presented GOC report at IMO

IMO what’s new: GOC co-chair José María Figueres presented GOC report at IMO
The IMO’s HQ’s in London Yesterday (13 October), at a side-event alongside IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee delegates heard Global Ocean Committee (GOC) co-chair José María Figueres present the GOC report:  From Decline to Recovery: A Rescue Package for the Global Ocean....
October 14th, 2014 | Associations, Climate, Emissions, Environment, IMO, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Politics and Government, Pollution | Read More

Shipping fuel transparency will lower emissions and cut costs, says study

London, 10 October 2014 – NGOs call on shipping industry regulator to drive down costs, trigger improved fuel efficiency and reduce ship GHG emissions through efficiency data transparency Transport & Environment, Seas at Risk and Carbon War Room are urging the International Maritime Organisation...
October 10th, 2014 | Energy, Environment, IMO, Regulatory | Read More

Final shipping industry lobbying for ballast convention solution before next week’s crucial IMO meeting

The global shipping industry, comprising about 70, 000 ships, is expected to have to invest around $US100 Billion in new ballast water treatment systems once the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Ballast Water Management Convention enters into force, probably during 2016. The industry fully supports...
October 9th, 2014 | IMO, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

IMO Briefing: MEPC 67 meets 13-17 October

IMO Briefing: MEPC 67 meets 13-17 October
The IMO’s HQ’s in London Polar Code and ballast water management on agenda at IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee Preview: Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), 67th session, 13 to 17 October 2014 The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International...
October 9th, 2014 | Environment, IMO, News, Organisations | Read More

International Conference “Impact of Shipping on Air in Europe”

International Conference “Impact of Shipping on Air in Europe”
October 1, 2014 –  St. Petersburg, Russia – New environmental requirements for the shipping sector should be based on economic feasibility. International Maritime Organization (IMO) can not be a platform for lobbying technologies by manufacturers from various countries at the cost of reducing...
October 7th, 2014 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, IMO, Technical, Technology | Read More

Serious ballast water management convention problems still need to be resolved by IMO

Serious ballast water management convention problems still need to be resolved by IMO
The global shipping industry – represented by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), BIMCO, Intercargo, Intertanko, World Shipping Council (WSC), CLIA and IPTA – has voiced continuing concern about serious implementation problems associated with the IMO Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention. At...
April 8th, 2014 | Environment, IMO | Read More

IMO should focus on developing global CO2 reporting system before looking at ship indexing

IMO should focus on developing global CO2 reporting system before looking at ship indexing
The IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), which starts on 31 March, will seek to make progress on the development of a global system of monitoring and reporting of CO2 emissions from ships. This is supported by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) which has made a detailed submission...
March 21st, 2014 | Associations, Environment, IMO, Organisations | Read More

IMarEST Ballast Water conference…

IMarEST Ballast Water conference…
Andreas Chrysostomou IMarEST BALLAST WATER CONFERENCE: LOOKING BEYOND RATIFICATION, DEALING WITH THE REMAINING CHALLENGES With full ratification of the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention imminent, the timing of the 3rd IMarEST Ballast Water Technology Conference is ideal, for it takes place in...
February 24th, 2014 | Environment, IMarEST, Pollution | Read More

GL Exchange Forum – Report on MEPC’s 65th session

GL Exchange Forum – Report on MEPC’s 65th session
GL’s Torsten Mundt at the Exchange Forum. Hamburg/Germany,  28 June 2013 – Germanischer Lloyd’s traditional recap of the latest session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of International Maritime Organization (IMO), focused on the surprising developments at the...
June 28th, 2013 | Classification Societies, News | Read More

Interferry applauds sector-specific EEDI approval

Interferry applauds sector-specific EEDI approval
A sector-specific Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) for new ro-ro cargo and ro-pax vessels was agreed at last week’s session of the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee – MEPC 65 – in a decision hailed by trade association Interferry as a victory for common sense. Formal approval was...
May 20th, 2013 | Environment, Pollution | Read More

Dry Bulk Shipowners, Cargo Interests and the Environment to Benefit from IMO Decision on Reception Facilities

Dry Bulk Shipowners, Cargo Interests and the Environment to Benefit from IMO Decision on Reception Facilities
Shipowners pleas for greater clarity on what to do when there are no adequate port reception facilities to receive residues including Hold Washing Water (HWW) from cargoes deemed “Harmful to the Marine Environment” (HME), have been substantially answered after an important decision at the IMO Marine...
May 18th, 2013 | Intercargo | Read More

Wärtsilä AQUARIUS EC Ballast Water Management System receives Final Approval status

Wärtsilä AQUARIUS EC Ballast Water Management System receives Final Approval status
Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions and services provider, has received the Final Approval status from the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) for its Wärtsilä AQUARIUS® EC Ballast Water Management System. The approval...
May 16th, 2013 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

IMO Secretary General calls on more countries to ratify the BWM Convention

IMO Secretary General calls on more countries to ratify the BWM Convention
  Koji Sekimizu, The IMO’s Secretary-General The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) meets for its 65th session this week, at IMO Headquarters in London. An important issue on the MEPC agenda is consideration of a draft IMO Assembly...
May 14th, 2013 | Environment, IMO | Read More

IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee meets for 65th session

IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee meets for 65th session
The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) meets for its 65th session from 13 to 17 May 2013, at IMO Headquarters in London. Items on the busy agenda include the implementation of energy-efficiency regulations and the ballast water management and...
May 9th, 2013 | IMO | Read More