At the 68th MEPC session held this week at the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Secretary-General Mr. Koji Sekimizu expressed his concern regarding the slow ratification process of the BWM Convention.
This week, the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) discussed the difficulties associated with the early adoption of ballast water management systems (BWMS).
At the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) 68th session held this week, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) agreed on a definition of ‘black carbon’ (BC) emissions from international shipping.
At the 68th MEPC session held this week at the IMO headquarters, London, the IMO was not able to finalise a decision on text modification for the supplier’s declaration required on the bunker delivery note (BDN) under MARPOL Annex VI.
The IMO has shelved a proposal for a global carbon dioxide (CO2) target for the shipping industry that was put forward by the Republic of the Marshall Islands (Marshall Islands), environmental lobby group Transport & Environment (T&E) said in an emailed release.