Shipping industry 'broadly satisfied' with IMO meeting

Nov 03 2017


The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), BIMCO, INTERCARGO and INTERTANKO, which represented the shipping industry throughout last week's discussions at the IMO to develop a CO2 reduction strategy for the shipping sector, said they were 'broadly satisfied' with the progress made.

They said that they were encouraged that the ambitious proposals from the shipping industry regarding CO2 reduction objectives for the sector as a whole remain on the table, along with similar proposals from several IMO member states.
 
Progress was also made on a list of possible CO2 reduction measures that might be taken forward by IMO in the short, medium and longer term, while  recognising that the vision of reaching zero CO2 emissions will only be achieved by supporting the development of alternative fuels and propulsion technologies, and ensuring their global availability.

The associations said that they remained confident that at the next MEPC meeting, scheduled for April next year, the IMO will finalise a comprehensive CO2 reduction strategy for shipping that will fully match the ambition of the Paris Agreement on climate change.  

They said that they would continue to work with all IMO member states and environmental NGOs to help achieve this shared objective.

 



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