IMO's incompetence has created a void that others are now starting to fill

Not much has happened between the heavily criticized meeting of the IMO's environmental committee MEPC in June and now when MEPC is once again set to discuss decarbonization. ShippingWatch provides an overview of the most important initiatives currently in motion.

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"They're treading water," says a central source with several years worth of in-depth familiarity with the proceedings during the meetings of the Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) under the International Maritime Organization (IMO) as well as the intersessional meetings.

And judging from the views shared by participants as well as the documents and proposals submitted by member nations on how to decarbonize shipping, not much has changed so far.

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