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Year in Review: Environmental issues that caught shipping’s eye in 2018

Another exciting year is coming to an end. With only few days left until the end of 2018, SAFETY4SEA looks back on the events that defined the environmental stage of the shipping industry. 2020 sulphur cap, scrubbers, LNG, emissions; these are all topics that made the headlines throughout the year. But let’s take a closer look at those topics, which now are at the core of the shipping industry.

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IBIA: Issues related to reporting availability of 2020 compliant fuels to IMO

IBIA reiterated that states that are parties to MARPOL Annex VI are supposed to inform the IMO of the availability of compliant fuel oils in their ports. Following a proposal by Liberia at MEPC 73, there is an established mechanism to do so and now it is hoped this can be used to help companies prepare for 2020 with detailed information about where and when compliant fuels will be available.

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ICS welcomes progress made at MEPC 73

ICS welcomed the significant progress made by IMO's MEPC 73 on some key environmental issues, such as the GHG reduction from ships and the 2020 sulphur cap. ICS Chairman, Esben Poulsson, expressed satisfaction that IMO Member States have not sought to reopen the historic agreement or the CO2 reduction targets previously agreed, and praised China's proposals for organising future work.

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