2020 sulphur cap

Top 10 issues concerning the future of shipping

2019 kicked off with the data collection on fuel oil consumption, alternative mechanisms to comply with the 2020 Sulphur cap, the EU Ship Recycling Regulation, the IMSBC Code 2017 amendment as well as amendments designating North Sea and Baltic Sea as ECAs. With many more regulations and developments still yet to come, nations from all across the globe, ship operators and crew are going through a key period because of ten major issues that will have significant impact over the next ten years in the shipping industry.

New research centre for shipping and logistics launched

Kühne Logistics University and Hapag-Lloyd announced the launch of the Hapag-Lloyd Center for Shipping and Global Logistics. The centre, focusing on maritime logistics, aims to promote the discourse between international research and the shipping industry.

Kitack Lim wins another four years as IMO Sec-Gen

The IMO Council announced it has agreed to renew the appointment of Kitack Lim as Secretary-General of the IMO for a second four-year term, beginning from 1 January 2020. The decision is subject to the approval of the IMO Assembly in December 2019. Throughout his first four-year tenure as IMO secretary-general, the IMO produced a strategic plan for the six-year period of 2018 to 2023, with a focus on smart and eco-friendly shipping.

Asian Shipowners: Compliant fuels must be available before 2020

The Asian Shipowners’ Association held its 27th Annual General Meeting on 15th May 2018 in Hong Kong. ASA dealt with a number of issues, such as protecting seafarers, 2020 sulphur cap compliance, compliance with international conventions and trade matters. ASA also noted that the shipping industry needs to keep its free trade principles.

Closure of the Harwich-Esbjerg ferry route

DFDS’ passenger ferry route between Harwich and Esbjerg has been struggling for a long time with high costs. The route is unable to bear the substantial additional costs that a new environmental law will entail.


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