GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

5 Apr 2017
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5 Apr 2017
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Shipping on the right course for the BWMC

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The BWMC enters into force and takes effect on 8 September 2017. Under the Convention, ships trading in international waters will need to ensure they are fitted with a ship-specific Ballast Water Management System, according to the agreed implementation schedule, Mr. Peter Hinchliffe, Secretary General, ICS says. To spur greater trust in ballast water systems, the ICS has also been collaborating with the IMO to ensure a more rigorous type approval process exists.

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ICS chairman calls IMO to support its CO2 reduction plan

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The Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping, Esben Poulsson, has set out what the industry would like the International Maritime Organization to achieve as part of its CO2 reduction strategy for the shipping sector. ICS hopes that IMO can adopt an ambitious strategy by 2018 matching the spirit of the Paris Agreement.

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New Year’s Resolutions from ICS

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Mr. Peter Hinchliffe, Secretary-General, ICS has responded to GREEN4SEA questions providing an overall forecast for the marine environmental developments in 2017. Mr Hinchliffe said that one of the most difficult issues facing ICS is to develop a widespread response to the growing call at IMO for commitment with the Paris Agreement and wished for all stakeholders in the supply chain to become eager to share the burden and the responsibility for a better marine environment.

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Industry slams EU proposal on ETS

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The European Parliament has voted in favor of including shipping industry in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) from 2023 if IMO does not deliver a global deal by 2021. The decision, which imposes a regional ETS on shipping, has raised concerns among the global shipping community. ICS says that it will polarise and impede current discussions on additional CO2 reduction measures at the UN IMO.

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Canada prepares crude oil tanker moratorium on BC North Coast

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Canadian Government will introduce legislation by spring 2017 to formalize a moratorium for crude oil tankers on British Columbia’s north coast with the aim to provide extra protection for B.C.’s pristine northern coastline from future oil spills. ICS has expressed its concerns on the proposed ban as it has the potential to ''impact greatly on the efficiency of world trade as well as that of Canada''.

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