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.
2020 sulphur cap
Once again this year’s agenda was full with meetings, agreements and important announcements for the maritime community. In this photo recap we have picked key moments that captivated industry’s interest in 2018.
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.
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.
Ahead of the 2020 sulphur cap, Transparency International said that the IMO should give the new working group a remit that allows it to effectively increase public scrutiny and civil society participation. The NGO is also worried that some of the Member States could obstruct IMO’s reform.
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.
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.
2015 sulphur targets for shipping could increase emissions and cause job losses
Reversed globalisation possibility raised
Europe gets its first robot testing center for offshore wind17/01/2020
EIA: US energy-related CO2 emissions to decrease annually through 202117/01/2020
Oil stable as economic growth in China raises concerns17/01/2020
Watch: Highlights of Peregrino C installations17/01/2020
NYK, NOG partner on crew transfer vessel project17/01/2020
- Green Shipping
Shortlisted nominees announced for 2020 GREEN4SEA Awards17/01/2020
Hapag-Lloyd, Maersk, MSC sign space charter agreement17/01/2020
- Maritime Knowledge
Do you know how many types of lifeboats exist?17/01/2020
Nautilus reports 'unpaid wages' as top complaint for 201917/01/2020
- Green Shipping
Trafigura supports slow steaming regulations17/01/2020