COP15 Discusses Sustainability in Shipping

Friday, December 11, 2009

The voice of the world shipping industry and its efforts to operate more sustainably and play its part in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions will be heard at COP 15. At an important side event on 11 December, spokesmen from all parts of this essential global industry will speak about this ongoing work, which focuses strongly on technical and operational improvements and which will, over time, dramatically reduce harmful emissions from world shipping.

This week’s side event, hosted by BIMCO and International Chamber of Shipping, will see the international shipping community also represented by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and INTERTANKO, together with Project Green Ship of the Future, reviewing the current situation and showing how the industry’s future technological solutions can help to combat climate change. BIMCO President Robert Lorenz-Meyer will chair this event.

As an international industry, with some 60,000 ships operating around the world, it is also believed that global regulation is essential, and that whatever may be decided in the present talks, its future implementation needs to be overseen by IMO, which has the proven mechanism to make such progress. It is also important that any future regulation must be “flag neutral” and globally applicable.

(www.bimco.org/COP15)

Maritime Reporter May 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Environmental

Crowley’s 2nd LNG ConRo Ship Ahead of Schedule

Shipbuilder VT Halter Marine, Inc. announced construction has started early for the second liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered ConRo ship, Taíno, for Crowley Holdings, Inc.

Overnight Cruise Ship Visits Suspended in White Bay

The New South Wales (NSW) Port Authority has suspended all overnight cruise ship visits to White Bay until the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has regulated

ISS, Brightwell Introduce Onboard Cashless Payment System

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world-leading marine, cargo and supply chain solutions provider, has teamed up with Brightwell Payments, Inc. to introduce

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Ship Electronics Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1014 sec (10 req/sec)