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14/05/2018
Jeddah workshop aims to ensure safe and secure regional waters
 
Signatory States to an agreement aimed at repressing piracy, armed robbery and illicit maritime activity in the western Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden Area have agreed that building response capability and information sharing are vital steps towards achieving a more safe and secure maritime environment.
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08/05/2018
Finnlines invests in sustainability – three new green ro-ro vessels ordered
 
Finnlines continues to invest in increasing its vessel capacity and has signed an order for three ro-ro vessels from the Chinese Jinling shipyard. The vessels delivery is expected as from 2020-2021.
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26/04/2018
Female Executives Lauded at 11th Seatrade MaritimeAwards Asia
 
For the first time, three female maritime executives were lauded for their contributions and achievements at the 11th Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia held in Singapore on 25 April 2018 in conjunction with the Singapore Maritime Week.
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26/04/2018
50 Percent CO2 Cut by 2050: Governments Must Acknowledge Enormity of Historic IMO Agreement
 
Speaking today (26 April) at Singapore Maritime Week, the Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), Esben Poulsson, said the adoption by the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) of a comprehensive strategy to phase-out shipping’s greenhouse gases “should be more than sufficient to discourage those who mistakenly advocate regional measures which would greatly damage global trade and would not be effective in helping shipping to further reduce its total CO2 emissions.”
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25/04/2018
CO2 emissions for shipping: greater digital standardisation & sharing needed
 
The international shipping industry needs to work more quickly towards global digital standardisation if it is to reduce its CO2 emissions.
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23/04/2018
Eco Marine Power Expands Aquarius Eco Ship Project
 
Eco Marine Power (EMP) unveiled today its plan to widen the scope of the Aquarius Eco ShipTM project and invite other companies to join this innovative low-emissions ship design initiative.
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19/04/2018
Concordia Maritime collaborates with the Swedish Institute for the Marine Environment to measure microplastics in the oceans
 
Together with the Swedish Institute for the Marine Environment, Concordia Maritime has initiated a preliminary study to determine the feasibility of gathering important information on the volume of micoplastics in the oceans.
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18/04/2018
IMO agrees to cut 50% emissions by 2050
 
The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has adopted a highly anticipated climate change strategy for shipping.
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17/04/2018
Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), 72nd session, 9-13 April 2018 Outcome
 
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 heavy fuel oil the Arctic following an impact assessment; and agreed to address the issue of marine plastic litter from shipping.
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16/04/2018
UN body adopts climate change strategy for shipping
 
Nations meeting at the United Nations International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London have adopted an initial strategy on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from ships, setting out a vision to reduce GHG emissions from international shipping and phase them out, as soon as possible in this century.
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