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IMO moves to ban carriage of high-sulphur marine fuel

Implementing the global lower-sulphur fuel requirement will reduce ship emissions related to premature mortality and morbidity by 34 and 54 per cent, respectively.
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Shipping lobby hinders progress at the IMO

Shipping has a carbon footprint roughly matching that of Germany, and its emissions are projected to grow significantly up to 2050.
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Regulating ship speed could cut emissions by a third

Reducing the speed of three main ship types by 30 per cent could decrease annual CO2 emissions by nearly 200 million tonnes.
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IMO moves slowly on shipping climate plan

Countries meeting in early July at the International Maritime Organization’s environment committee (MEPC) managed to agree only on ‘headings’ to be included in a strategy, which itself will be the first step in a broader plan to cut ships’ greenhouse gas emissions.
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IMO confirms 2020 date

Implementing the global rule to restrict the sulphur content in marine fuel oil to 0.5 per cent will cut shipping SO2 emissions by nearly 80 per cent and prevent more than 100,000 annual premature deaths.
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North American ECA has entered into force

Emissions of sulphur oxides (SOx), nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulate matter (PM) from ships in the North American Emission Control Area (ECA) will be subject to more stringent controls ...
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Energy efficiency standards for new ships

In July, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted an Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) regulation for new ships. The EEDI will require new ships to meet a minimum level of energy ...
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