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IMO: Shipping must protect its reputation

IMO Secretary General Koji Sekimizu opened the Danish Maritime Forum by calling on stakeholders to take matters into their own hands and uphold the industry's image.

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"I expect that the shipping industry won't wait for the IMO. Each company and each sector has a important opportunity to show what they can and will do, which can help the entire industry's image."

That was the sentiment expressed by the IMO's general secretary Koji Sekimizu in his opening remarks at the launch of this year's Danish Maritime Forum. As the waves broke over the quay outside Terminal 1 in Copenhagen port, site of the event, the Secretary General took the opportunity to highlight Maersk's goal of reducing C02 emissions by 60 percent by 2020 as a good example of how shipping industry players can take matters into their own hands.

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