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Last week's top stories on ShippingWatch

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Summer has arrived but the shipping industry is not on vacation. The legal aftermath of the OW Bunker collapse intensified, Cosco bought OOCL, and shipping's pollution was the subject of debate after last week's IMO meeting. Stories also came out about Dan-Bunkering and Arne Blystad.

Critical meeting on autonomous vessels opens in the IMO

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On Wednesday, an important meeting will begin at the IMO's security committee, where the committee is under pressure from the industry to deliver regulations to help get autonomous ships on the water as soon as possible. Denmark, Norway and Finland have a significant interest in the matter and hope to make their mark as front-runners in the area.

IMO will for the first time work from an exact strategy

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The UN International Maritime Organization has adopted a concrete strategy for the organization's work for the first time. The strategy includes seven guiding points and three principles which will be thought into all aspects of the work, Jesper Loldrup, Head of the Office of the Secretary-General's Policy and Planning Unit, tells ShippingWatch.

EU Commission criticizes IMO inertia

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A dispute has flared up again between the EU and the IMO, over which entity is responsible for taking action to reduce carbon emissions from the shipping sector. Responding to ShippingWatch, the EU Commission explains why this matter has turned into a public battle.

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