The letter calls for Bezos to use his influence and profile as the world’s leading retail entrepreneur, whose business relies upon global shipping, to take a stand for the 400,000 seafarers stranded at sea.
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Shipping industry welcomes IMO decision to give further consideration to USD 5 billion fund to accelerate decarbonisation
The UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) has given initial consideration to an innovative proposal from the global shipping industry to collectively provide USD 5 billion to accelerate R&D to support its decarbonisation.
Shipping industry urges governments to take forward USD 5 billion proposal to accelerate the decarbonisation of maritime transport
As governments come together at the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) to consider important next steps to decarbonise maritime transport, the global shipping industry urgently calls on them to take forward its proposal for an industry-financed, USD 5 billion research and development programme, to catalyse the transformation of the industry from dependence on fossil fuels to operating with zero-carbon energy sources.
Guy Platten, Secretary General ICS, awarded prestigious Merchant Navy Medal for services to the maritime sector
The Secretary General was today awarded the prestigious Merchant Navy Medal for his services to the maritime sector.
Large scale R&D investment essential to create zero-carbon fuels and ships / Failure by governments to support the industry’s initiative risks investment being misallocated, making it impossible for the sector to decarbonise.
Report examines shipping companies and ship-owners around the world / Findings include 7.5% of seafarers are female, 30% of companies employ women on their board, at least three languages spoken on the average ship
Measures include a 40% reduction of carbon intensity across the global fleet by 2030, compared to 2008 / Key stepping stone in achieving 100% decarbonisation as soon as possible after 2050.
New practical guide “Peril at Sea and Salvage” supports seafarers and shore-based personnel in their initial response, implementing the emergency response plan, towage and salvage.
Review covers the impact of COVID-19 and the intensifying crew change crisis plus a broad cross-section of such as efforts to decarbonise shipping and the USD 5 billion industry fund to accelerate the R&D of zero-carbon technologies.
International Chamber of Shipping updates health guidance on Coronavirus (COVID-19) to reflect latest knowledge
A great deal has changed since March, when the International Chamber of Shipping first issued guidance for the global shipping industry to help combat the spread of COVID-19. Whilst deaths, and indeed infection rates on ships stand at almost nothing in comparison, seafarers face the same risks as the general population and it is important to recognise that following health guidelines is essential to maintain this situation.