BIMCO and the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) have published the first industry standard on in-water cleaning of ships.
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This approval procedure sets minimum requirements for approval of cleaning companies for various types of operations.
This industry standard helps to ensure that the in-water cleaning of a ship's hull, and niche areas including the propeller, can be carried out safely, efficiently and in an environmentally sustainable way.
To achieve the development of viable zero-carbon emission ships, ICS and its industry partners are proposing the establishment of a groundbreaking $5 billion Research & Development (R&D) fund.
While the basic principles of navigation have not changed for hundreds of years, despite use of new tools such as satellite navigation, shipping is constantly evolving.
Brings together data on the performance of flag States against specific criteria, including Port State Control (PSC) records, ratification of international convention and IMO meeting attendance. It is intended to encourage shipowners to maintain a dialogue with their flag administrations, and help facilitate necessary improvements in the interests of safety, the environment and decent working conditions.
How can shipping’s decarbonisation agenda be accelerated? What policy tools and frameworks are required to drive shipping’s 4th Propulsion Revolution?
Inception Impact Assessment for the proposed Amendment of the EU Emissions Trading System (Directive 2003/87/EC). Preliminary comments by ICS, in particular on the proposal to extend the EU ETS to maritime transport. Submitted to the European Commission on 26 Nov 2020.
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.
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.