BIMCO will have a Marine Environment Committee and a Maritime Safety and Security Committee in the future, according to a recent statement. The two committees will have up to 15 members, without the Chair, and members in the committees are to be recruited from BIMCO’s member-companies coming from small, medium sized and large shipowners.
USCG’s Office of Design and Engineering Standards (CG-ENG) issued CG-ENG Policy Letter No. 02-19, “Design Guidance for Lithium-Ion Battery Installations Onboard Commercial Vessels” to improve the plan approval process for commercial vessel propulsion or electrical systems powered by installed Lithium-ion batteries.
During an ABS event at the London International Shipping Week in early September, experts highlighted that the shipping industry needs to develop new maritime technologies that will assist in meeting its targets towards decarbonization by 2050.
The Danish Maritime authority is responsible on making sure that safety is part of the innovative efforts taking place in the Blue Denmark, as electric ferries are developing in an unprecedented rate. Consequently, DMA is cooperating with the industry and other authorities and classification societies to highlight the use of lithium-ion batteries in the shipping sector, mostly focusing on safety.
The US port of San Diego has formally agreed to coordinate with the US Navy to prepare for potential impacts of sea level rise. At its meeting on 8 May, the Board of Commissioners authorized a Memorandum of Agreement with Commander Navy Region Southwest, the first of its kind between the US navy and a West Coast port.
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