EC backs IMO as lead body to handle shipping emissions

The new secretary-general of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Lim Kitack, met with the European transport commissioner, Violeta Bulc, yesterday.

Bulc said the European Commission will support the concept of an international regulatory framework for shipping that is both developed and governed by the IMO.

Moreover, the EC and the IMO will work together this year toward the adoption of a mandatory collection and reporting system for global ship emissions.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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