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ICS pleased with IMO progress on environmental issues

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Commenting on the outcome of last week’s meeting of the IMO MEPC, the International Chamber of Shipping announced that it is pleased with the progress made by IMO Member States on a number of critical environmental regulatory issues that will have a profound impact on the future structure of the global shipping industry.

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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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Achieving sustainability towards ocean protection

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On the occasion of UN Ocean Conference, ICS issued a report, focusing on the multi-faced commitments of the shipping industry for the implementation of a sustainable strategy towards the ocean. ICS believes that unless the shipping industry is commercially viable, it will not be able to deliver the investments in environmental and social improvements.

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EU-China leadership encouraged in shaping IMO CO2 strategy

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Following the decision of the United States to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, the European Community Shipowners' Associations and the International Chamber of Shipping encourage the intention of the European Union and the People's Republic of China to intensify cooperation in achieving a global climate deal for shipping.

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ICS: Shipping committed to green growth

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On Tuesday 6 June, at the United Nations Ocean Conference (5-9 June) in New York, the International Chamber of Shipping will explain that the global shipping industry is fully committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goal for the protection of the Ocean.

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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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