The introduction of a global sulphur cap has brought radical change to the industry, raising questions about fuel availability, safety and compatibility.
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Shipping is a global industry and therefore requires a global regime for governing the competence standards and certification requirements for the approximately two million seafarers employed throughout the world merchant fleet.
While the majority of unwanted plastic in the sea originates from land, shipping also has a part to play in eliminating this hazard to marine and human life
After CO2 regulation, the industry is now turning its attention to Black Carbon, a lesser known emission that can contribute to climate change
The Panama and Suez Canals are of great commercial importance to the shipping industry. They are critical to reducing voyage times and fuel costs, as well as the sector’s CO2 emissions.
A UN initiative aimed at regulating fishing, energy and economic activity on the High Seas could have unintended consequences for shipping
An EU initiative to publish ships’ CO2 emissions could have serious economic consequences for the industry without delivering environmental benefits
Anti-trust exemptions for liner shipping companies through Vessel Sharing Agreements (VSAs) bring economic benefits to both shippers and consumers
Co-operative shipping agreements between liner shipping companies have existed for over a century. The majority of major trading nations continue to acknowledge the importance of containership operators being permitted to share cargo through Vessel Sharing Agreements (VSA), increasing their service offerings and maximising efficiency in terms of frequency, reliability, quality and price.
Ships often operate in difficult sea conditions which present a high degree of physical risk and despite tremendous improvements to the industry’s safety performance, it has not, yet been possible to eradicate, maritime casualties completely.