The international shipping industry will face strong challenges in the future due to new requirements, including CO2 emissions restrictions, ballast water regulations, the fight against piracy and increased shipping in Arctic waters.
This statement came from the new Secretary General of the UN International Maritime Organisation (IMO), Kitack Lim, at a ceremony Thursday when he was officially awarded the four-year post, starting January 1st 2016, reports Maritime Executive. He will take over after Koji Sekimizu.
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