ICS pushing for CO2 system ahead of meeting

The shipowners in the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) have made several submissions to the IMO ahead of next week's meeting in the environmental committee. At the top of the list is an approval of the new global system for data collection of CO2 emissions from vessels.

Peter Hinchliffe, generalsekretær, International Chamber of Shipping.

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has submitted a list of requests to the UN's International Maritime Organization (IMO) ahead of the meeting next week in the organization's Marine Environment Protection Committee, MEPC.

The top priority on the agenda is the IMO's efforts to develop a new system for data collection about the CO2 emissions from vessels. The system was approved at the last meeting in the MEPC, and is the equivalent of the EU's MRV system, which will take effect in 2018, note the International Chamber of Shipping in a statement.

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