A Brief MEPC76 Brief

Many of the soothsayers have weighed in on the 76th Session IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC76) meeting last month and the reviews are mixed. You can read the official IMO release on MEPC76 here. The virtual format made the process difficult but here is what they did hammer out: As of July 1, 2024,Continue reading “A Brief MEPC76 Brief”

Shipping Coordinating Committee held ahead of MEPC 76

On June 3, 2021 The Department of State conducted an open meeting of the Shipping Coordinating Committee via teleconference The agenda items to be considered at the Committee mirror those to be considered at 76th Session of IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 76) and include: the IMO’s continued work on reduction of greenhouse gas emissionsContinue reading “Shipping Coordinating Committee held ahead of MEPC 76”

8th Intersessional Working Group on Greenhouse Gases (ISWG-GHG)

IMO has announced that the 8 th Intersessional Working Group on Greenhouse Gases (ISWG-GHG) held virtually 24-28 May 2021. The Working Group will be sending a comprehensive set of guidelines for debate at the virtual meeting of the 76th Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC76) on 10-17 June. More details on the approved measure can beContinue reading “8th Intersessional Working Group on Greenhouse Gases (ISWG-GHG)”

Virtual 2021 Shipping Coordinating Committee Meeting to be held June 3, 2021

The US Department of State is holding a public meeting of the Shipping Coordinating Committee on June 3 via teleconference starting at 10 10:00 AM ESDT.  The primary purpose of the meeting is to prepare for the 76th Session of IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 76).  This meeting is usually held at USCG Headquarters. Continue reading “Virtual 2021 Shipping Coordinating Committee Meeting to be held June 3, 2021”

Technologies under Consideration for IMO GHG Reductions

Based on the IMO GHG reduction, by 2030 carbon dioxide emissions should be reduced by at least 40% from 2008 levels, and should be reduced by 50% by 2050, as measured by emissions per transport work or the amount of carbon produced per ship, according to the mandate. Although no decision has yet been madeContinue reading “Technologies under Consideration for IMO GHG Reductions”

IMO MBM Submission MEPC76-7-39

In April 2021, eight of the world’s key shipping organizations, including the Baltic and International Maritime  Council, International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners, Cruise Lines International Association, International Chamber of Shipping and World Shipping Council, called on the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Member States  to immediately do what it takes to scrutinize the role of market-based measures (MBMs) in helping theContinue reading “IMO MBM Submission MEPC76-7-39”

2021 IMO GHG Meetings

9-10 February 2021 – Symposium on alternative low carbon and zero carbon fuels Click here to review the agenda or watch the session. 14-15 April 2021 – Informal discussion session on Lifecycle GHG/Carbon Intensity Guidelines for Marine Fuels 24-28 May 2021 – Eighth Meeting of the Intersessional Working Group on Reduction of GHG Emissions fromContinue reading “2021 IMO GHG Meetings”

IMO Ship-Port Interface Guide

IMO recently announced the release of the Ship-Port Interface Guide; Practical Measures to Reduce GHG Emissions. This document was developed by the IMO’s Global Industry Alliance to Support Low Carbon Shipping and the Norway GreenVoyage2050 Project. It is the hope that this guide will be a resource to port stakeholders including port authorities, terminals, and nautical serviceContinue reading “IMO Ship-Port Interface Guide”

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Funding Availability for Port Infrastructure Development Program

Monday, March 29, 2021 U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Funding Availability for Port Infrastructure Development Program Funding Will Provide $230 Million to Strengthen and Modernize Ports WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration announced a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) encouraging states and port authorities to apply for $230 million in discretionary grantContinue reading “U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Funding Availability for Port Infrastructure Development Program”

The IMO 2030 GHG Targets – Coming to a Port near you as soon as 2023

After a transition to IMO 2020, shipowners are now facing their next big challenge — the 2030 target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  As mandated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), by 2030, carbon dioxide emissions should be reduced by at least 40% from 2008 levels, and should be reduced by 50% by 2050, asContinue reading “The IMO 2030 GHG Targets – Coming to a Port near you as soon as 2023”