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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.

Unexpected strong support for CO2 resolution at IMO

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The IMO member states have allegedly reacted to the pressure from stakeholders to deliver on a CO2 resolution. In any case, there is surprisingly strong support for deciding on a specific time-frame for CO2 reductions, according to the Danish Shipowner's Association. Several other stakeholders criticize the IMO member states for setting the bar too low.

Bulc calls IMO to decide on sulfur and CO2

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EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc wants the IMO to take action at a key meeting of its environmental protection committee this week, so that solutions are reached concerning global sulfur requirements and CO2 emissions. This is according to several media reports.

Report: 570,000 human lives hinge on sulfur decision

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More than half a million people risk dying prematurely if the global sulfur requirements are introduced in 2025 rather than 2020, in accordance with a push from strong forces in the shipping industry, shows a new report submitted to the IMO, which will make the critical decision. Read the full report here.

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