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ESPO approves the agreement on the European Maritime Single Window Environment

ESPO welcomes the agreement reached, on 7 February, between the Parliament and the Council on the new regulation establishing a European Maritime Single Window environment. The new framework will enable the decrease of administrative burden and increase the attractiveness of maritime transport. It provides for the creation of a EMSWe dataset, harmonised National Single Windows and the application of the reporting-only-once principle.

ECSA, WSC support European Maritime Single Window

On January 10 the European Parliament Transport Committee will vote on Deirdre Clune’s report on the draft regulation for a European Maritime Single Window Environment. The World Shipping Council and ECSA strongly supported the Commission proposal and the rapporteur’s recommendations.

Trade associations call IMO to address 2020 sulphur cap challenges

BIMCO, ICS, INTERCARGO, INTERTANKO and WSC, called the IMO to advance on challenges regarding the global sulphur cap, to avoid risking safety or unfairly penalise individual ships. The trade associations have submitted a number of proposals to IMO, aiming to help smooth the implementation of the global 0.5% sulphur.

ECSA, WSC call for RFD revision to ease maritime transport

ECSA and WSC have called on EU Institutions to implement a new European reporting formalities framework that benefits maritime carriers and the wider EU economy, noting that the current complex, repetitive and duplicative reporting requirements result in productivity losses for carriers, but also create unnecessary workload for ship crews.

Carriage ban of non-compliant fuels to enforce 2020 sulphur cap

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.

IMO, WSC respond to accusations of insufficient climate action

“Neither the IMO Convention, nor any of the Rules of Procedure for individual meetings limits, in any way, Member States’ ability to structure their delegations as they consider most appropriate in order to carefully consider the issues before them,” said IMO Secretary General.

IMO, WSC respond to accusations of insufficient climate action

“Neither the IMO Convention, nor any of the Rules of Procedure for individual meetings limits, in any way, Member States’ ability to structure their delegations as they consider most appropriate in order to carefully consider the issues before them,” said IMO Secretary General.

Number of containers lost at sea reduced

The World Shipping Council published its 2017 survey, concerning the number of containers lost at sea per year. The updated survey reveals that the average number of containers lost each year has dropped since 2014 by 48 percent.

IMO urged to extend GHG strategy

BIMCO, IPTA and World Shipping Council (WSC) have jointly submitted a proposal to IMO suggesting issues for consideration at the forthcoming MEPC in developing the greenhouse gas strategy. The document proposes programmes and obligations designed to improve the near-term and long-term efficiency of international shipping in furtherance of the IMO GHG strategy.

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