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China cuts age of import ships further to reduce emissions

06 July 2018

The Chinese Ministry of Transport has announced new regulations requiring all ships imported for domestic use, and Chinese flagged ships for international use, to be compliant with IMO Tier II emissions standards from 1 September 2018, in a bid to cut NOx emissions from diesel engines.

HME substances and MARPOL Annex V

17 May 2021

BIMCO providing information on substances harmful to the marine environment (HME) under MARPOL Annex V, its relation to IMSBC Code and the discharge requirements of cargo residues.

Decoupling of world trade and emissions is a reality for shipping

30 October 2020

At the launch of the Fourth International Maritime Organization’s Greenhouse Gas Study, eyes rested primarily on the fact that CO2 emissions from the shipping industry rose between 2012 and 2018. The focus on this six-year period diverted attention from what should not have been missed – the year 2009.

BIMCO Shipping KPI statement concerning ships’ emission monitoring

05 October 2020

The mandatory Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) for new ships and the Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) for all ships are effective regulations for CO2 emissions and provide, in BIMCO’s view, tangible contributions to the global efforts to combat climate change.

Shipping sector proposes USD 5 billion R&D board to cut emissions

18 December 2019

The global maritime transport industry has submitted a proposal to form the world’s first collaborative shipping R&D programme to help eliminate CO2 emissions from international shipping. The proposal includes core funding from shipping companies across the world of about USD 5 billion over a 10-year period.

Shipping industry unites to propose ambitious CO2 reduction objectives to global regulator

22 June 2017

Four major international trade associations – BIMCO, INTERCARGO, International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and INTERTANKO – have made a joint proposal to the IMO concerning ambitious CO2 reductions by the international shipping sector, which is responsible for transporting about 90% of global trade and 2.2% of the world’s annual man-made CO2 emissions.