EEDI will (officially) enter our shipping lives in less than 10 weeks: major ship types (tankers, bulk carriers, containerships etc) contracted after 1 January 2013 will need to comply with the new requirement. The current EEDI framework is very much a ‘one size fits all’ approach, where most ship types are treated on the basis ... Read more.
At IMO MEPC 63 the term and challenge of ‘technology transfer’ emerged. IMO has undertaken substantial work on capacity building under its activities related to technical cooperation. The technology transfer discussion at IMO MEPC GHG discussion relates to two main themes: technology transfer as envisaged under UNFCCC; EEDI and SEEMP Regulation and its adoption. As ... Read more.
With the UNFCCC informal meeting just finished in Bangkok (http://www.iisd.ca/climate/ccwg17i/ and www.unfccc.int) the questions have to be: • will the outcome ease discussions on greenhouse gas (GHG) at IMO MEPC in October? I do not believe so. • will the IMO MEPC negotiations experience some familiar statements and discussions? I believe so. But why? The UNFCCC ... Read more.
2012 is a busy year with two IMO MEPC meetings as well as continued discussions and developments under UNFCCC. But it is also the year for Rio+20 (sustainability) as well as three decades since the adoption of the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). The forthcoming Rio+20 conference is being held ... Read more.
A few weeks since EEDI and SEEMP was passed at IMO and one of the common non-technical questions on EEDI (which links to the waiver discussion as well) has been… “Help – what do I do with existing vessels on order and what about new build before this new legislation comes into force on January ... Read more.