Crews mark Day of the Seafarer between a rock and a hard place as crew change crisis continues to brew

Photo credit: Asociación de Navieros Españoles – ANAVE As the shipping industry marks this year’s Day of the Seafarer, hundreds of thousands of seafarers continue to face challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic with regard to repatriation, shore … Read More

Industry heavyweights call for net-zero shipping by 2050

The shipping industry must reach zero emissions by 2050, and to get there zero-emission ships must become the dominant and competitive choice by 2030, an op-ed signed by big industry names insists. This means that the International Maritime Organization (IMO) … Read More

Carbon pricing: Have we reached the tipping point?

The discussion on carbon pricing in the maritime industry is heating up, as industry stakeholders urge for a market-based measure to finally incentivize the sector’s decarbonization journey. In a nutshell, carbon pricing would impose a cost on emitting greenhouse gases … Read More

IMO says transition to LSFO went extremely smooth with only 55 FONAR reports

The transition to low sulphur in fuel oil in 2020 saw only 55 cases of 0.50% compliant fuel being unavailable, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) said describing the switch extremely smooth. The IMO gave the possibility for shipowners to be … Read More

JIT ship ops save fuel, cut emissions, new trial shows

Another desktop trial in Just-In-Time (JIT) ship operations has yielded positive results, showing that vessel emissions can be cut considerably, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) said. As explained, JIT operations have the potential to cut the time ships spend idling outside ports and help reduce … Read More

SSY: IMO measures fail to speed up global fleet rejuvenation

The new IMO measures addressing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) have been met with a lot of criticism from the industry as they are likely to slow down the demolition of older, less-efficient ships until they enter into force. To remind, … Read More

IMO agrees to further evaluate $5 billion R&D fund proposal

The IMO member states have agreed to give further consideration to the industry-led proposal for the establishment of a $5 billion research and development fund aimed at accelerating the introduction of zero-emission technologies into the shipping industry. The fund is … Read More

The Clean Arctic Alliance says IMO’s ban leaves Arctic vulnerable to HFO spill for another decade

The Clean Arctic Alliance slammed the decision by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to approve a ban on the use and carriage of heavy fuel oil in the Arctic (HFO), saying that it would leave the Arctic, its Indigenous communities … Read More

UN agencies support resumption of cruise ship operations

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) have expressed their support for the safe resumption of cruise ship operations following the COVID-19 pandemic. In a joint statement issued on 5 November, the organizations also encouraged their member … Read More

Shipping needs to step up and introduce a carbon levy before EU does

IMO headquarters; Image courtesy: IMO/Flickr under CC by 2.0With the EU advancing on its plans to include international shipping in its Emissions Trading System (ETS), the pressure is on for the international maritime industry to introduce a market-wide measure to … Read More