The shipping industry is fully committed to total compliance with the 0.1% sulphur in fuel requirements, in Emission Control Areas, from January 2015. And there is no reason to suggest that there will not be full compliance, says the industry’s global trade association, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS).
The global shipping industry, which transports around 90% of world trade, only produced about 2.2% of the world’s total Green House Gas emissions during 2012 compared to 2.8% in 2007. Shipping’s total emissions have reduced by more than 10% during the same period.
The global trade association for shipowners – the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – is disappointed and concerned that the European Union is about to pre-empt negotiations taking place at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) on the collection of data on CO2 emissions from ships, by unilaterally adopting a regional Regulation which will apply to non-EU flag vessels, as well as ships registered in the EU.
The OECD should be cautious about becoming involved in the question of what constitutes an ‘eco-ship’, was the message delivered to governments in Paris today by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) at a meeting of the OECD Working Party on Shipbuilding.
Submitted by Liberia, Panama, BIMCO, CLIA, ICS, IFSMA, IMCA, IPTA, INTERTANKO, Intercargo, Interferry, ITF and the NI, Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment, 2nd Session, Agenda Item 16, December 2014.
The annual Tripartite meeting between shipowners, shipbuilders and classification societies was held in Shanghai on 30 and 31 October 2014. The meeting was attended by high level representatives of the industry, including the chairman of Intercargo Mr John Platsidakis, the chairman of IACS Mr Philippe Donche-Gay, the chairman of ICS Mr Masamichi Morooka, the president of BIMCO Mr John Denholm, the chairman of INTERTANKO Mr Graham Westgarth and the chairman of CESS Mr Hiroshi Iwamoto.
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is grateful for the opportunity tofollow up its initial remarkson the Competition Policy Review’s April 2014Issues Paperwith further comments on the DraftReport issuedinSeptember 2014.ICS wishes to comment in particular on the Report’s recommendation that Part X of the Competition and Consumer Act (CCA) be repealed and a block exemption process created to be overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).