GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

5 Apr 2017
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5 Apr 2017
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Tag: IMO

Shipping industry proposes CO2 reduction objectives to IMO

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Four major international trade associations, BIMCO, INTERCARGO, International Chamber of Shipping and INTERTANKO, have made a joint proposal to IMO, concerning ambitious CO2 reductions by the international shipping sector, which is responsible for transporting about 90% of global trade and 2.2% of the world’s annual man-made CO2 emissions.

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IMO leads training on energy-efficient shipping

training

Under the GloMeep project, maritime educators from South Africa took part in an IMO training workshop to introduce the topic of energy-efficient ship operation into their teaching curriculums. The workshop supports maritime training institutes to deliver the IMO Model Course 4.05 to seafarers.

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Simulated oil spill training realized in West Africa

spill

A tanker collides with an unknown ship off the Ivorian coast, causing a major oil spill. This was the scenario of an oil spill training exercise, that took place in Abidjan and Assinie, Côte d’Ivoire, on 8-9 June. The deployment exercise involved more than 100 participants, working together to fight the simulated spill, first at sea and then ashore.

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IMO outlines GloBallast highlights

IMO outlines the key achievements of the GloBallast Partnerships Programme, executed by IMO in collaboration with the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the UNDP. The project was launched in 2007 after an initial 4-year phase and has been assisting developing countries to reduce the transfer of harmful aquatic organisms and pathogens in ships’ ballast water and implement the IMO Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention.

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AMSA: Updates on designated PSSA

PSSA

AMSA has compiled the following table to provide latest updates regarding the designated Particularly Sensitive Sea Areas (as of May 2017). According to IMO, a PSSA should meet three key elements: the area must have recognised heritage or scientific attributes; the recognised attributes of the area must be at risk and there must be associated protective measures adopted by IMO.

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