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IMO climate change moves on agenda

ArielCargo Maritime IMO climate change moves on agenda
IMO climate change moves on agenda


IMO climate change moves on agenda

Posted By Julio Ullauri

IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 70) is this week discussing proposals to adopt a mandatory regulation for ships to record and report their fuel consumption. The requirements for ships to record a
nd report their fuel consumption were approved at the last session. Also on the agenda is a decision on the implementationdate (2020 or 2025) for the global 0.50% m/m sulphur cap for fuel oil. With the Ballast Water Management Convention entering into force in September 2017, implementation of the treaty will be under consideration. The MEPC is expected to consider revised Guidelines for approval of ballast water management systems.  Also up for discussion are proposals to designate a Particularly Sensitive Sea Area (PSSA) in Papua New Guinea and to designate the North Sea and Baltic Sea as emission control areas for nitrogen oxides (NOx). The MEPC was opened by Secretary-General Kitack Lim and is being chaired by Arsenio Dominguez