Black Shipping Agreement

Prior to this week`s discussions in the IMO „Working Group“ on SERRE GAZ, countries had the opportunity to offer their vision of the ThG strategy for shipping. The working group will report to the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) 72″ more formally next week, before a final agreement is reached. Many countries agree – in theory at least – to align shipping emissions with the Paris Agreement. The „Tony de Brum“ declaration, issued last December and signed by 44 countries, calls on the maritime sector to take „urgent measures“ to help achieve the 2C and 1.5C targets in Paris. VesselMan has signed a long-term agreement with BOURBON to provide cloud-based project management software. BURBON is a marginal maritime service provider in the offshore oil and gas industry and operates in 44 countries with a modern and standardised fleet of 458 vessels. The agreement is followed by a six-month review and review. In April 2018, IMO agreed on a draft greenhouse gas strategy for shipping, which requires shipping to reduce its emissions by at least 50% from 2008 by 2050, while pledging to eliminate them as soon as possible. It was agreed that by 2030, the coal intensity of international shipping should decrease by at least 40% with an average reduction in CO2 emissions per transport in the international maritime sector, with the effort expected to reach 70% by 2050 compared to 2008.

EU Member States, including the UNITED Kingdom, have voted in favour of a „70-100%“ reduction in emissions by 2050 and a 90% reduction in the intensity of maritime transport. Much of the debate within IMO is about the extent to which the decarbonisation of shipping can stagnate and how quickly it is possible. Last week, a report by the International Transport Forum and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) indicated that international shipping could be almost entirely decarbonised by 2035, with maximum deployment of known technologies. This is the same target year that the Marshall Islands pushed towards IMO. At the meeting of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London, a concrete target for emissions from navigation will be set in the coming decades.

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