Following the previous week’s IMO’s talks concerning reducing shipping emissions, the Clean Shipping Association comments that the negotiations in dealing with this issue are “concerning and disappointing.”
Clean Shipping Coalition
Leading environmental organisations and global shipping industry players have called for an explicit prohibition on the carriage of non-compliant marine fuels when the 2020 sulphur cap takes effect. In a joint statement, they assert that a carriage ban will help ensure robust, simplified and consistent enforcement of the global sulphur cap.
The Clean Shipping Coalition has sent a letter to Mr. Kitack Lim, Secretary General of IMO, criticizing his recent views on including shipping industry in the EU Emission Trading System. Mr. Lim has expressed concerns that this action could undermine efforts to reduce greenhouse as emissions from shipping on a global basis whereas the NGO supports that IMO should not interfere in European politics.
IMO MEPC 70 agreed the 0,5% global sulphur cap to come into force from January 1st, 2020.This landmark decision represents a significant cut from the 3.5% m/m global limit currently in place and demonstrates a clear commitment by IMO to ensuring shipping meets its environmental obligations.
The Clean Shipping Coalition has criticized Maersk for its plans to consider to flag out end-of-life vessels from the Danish or other European registries in order to circumvent the European Ship Recycling Regulation.
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