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USCG issues Arctic strategic outlook

As the Arctic region continues to open, strategic competition drives more actors to look to the Arctic for economic and geopolitical advantages. In this context, USCG released its newest strategy to address its expanding role in the Polar Regions, in line with a growing demand for effective leadership and presence in the region. 

Armed robberies against ships in Asia in Q1 reduced 52%

ReCAAP ISC published its Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia for the 1st Quarter Report, from January to March 2019. The report presented a 52% reduction in the total number of incidents reported during January-March 2019, in comparison to the same period in 2018. Both the total number of incidents and number of actual incidents reported during January-March 2019 are the lowest among the period of January-March of 13-year.

The top 20 ports in Latin America and the Caribbean for 2018

Container throughput in ports of Latin America and the Caribbean increased by 7.7% in 2018 compared to 2017, according to data provided by UN ECLAC. This analysis is based on the performance of a sampling of 31 countries and 118 ports and port areas in the region.

Cutting red tape in shipping: Key practices

Improving the regulatory landscape is an important step for the maritime industry to raise operational efficiency, thus, reducing unnecessary administrative burdens is identified as appropriate. In this light, IMO, along with other organizations as well, are taking actions to reduce the so called ‘red tape’ in the sector and its implications.

Infographic: The facts on IMO 2020

In a descriptive infographic, IMO summarizes key benefits associated with the 2020 sulphur cap. By not reducing the SOx limit for ships from 2020, the air pollution from ships would contribute to more than 570,000 additional premature deaths worldwide between 2020-2025.

Top 10 countries most ready for energy transition

Sweden ranks at the top of the ten countries reported to be the most ready for energy transition, according to World Economic Forum’s Energy Transition Index (ETI), comparing the energy sectors of 115 countries and analyzing their readiness for energy transition.

WMO: Climate Change impacts are rapidly increasing

World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) published a report focusing on the physical signs and socio-economic impacts of climate change that are accelerating as record greenhouse gas concentrations drive global temperatures towards increasingly dangerous levels.

New report helps companies effectively integrate ESG

Colombo Stock Exchange in collaboration with the Global Reporting Initiative launched the updated version of the publication ‘Communicating Sustainability’. The publications aims to assist listed companies effectively integrate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors in capital market communications.

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