Executive Briefings

IMO Adopts Guidelines for Mandatory Energy Efficiency Measures in International Shipping

An important series of guidelines to support the uniform implementation of mandatory measures to increase energy efficiency and reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) from international shipping was adopted by the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), when it met for its 63rd session from Feb. 27 to March 2, 2012, at IMO Headquarters in London, paving the way for the regulations to be smoothly and uniformly implemented by Administrations and industry.

The MEPC continued its intensive discussion on market-based measures for greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping.

The MEPC also adopted amendments to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) relating to regional arrangements for port reception facilities; and it adopted guidelines for implementing the revised MARPOL Annex V (Garbage) and the Hong Kong Convention for the recycling of ships.

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The MEPC continued its intensive discussion on market-based measures for greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping.

The MEPC also adopted amendments to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) relating to regional arrangements for port reception facilities; and it adopted guidelines for implementing the revised MARPOL Annex V (Garbage) and the Hong Kong Convention for the recycling of ships.

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