Announcement: GHG and sulphur 2020 on agenda at Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 73)

Announcement from International Maritime Organization:


Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), 73rd session

Chair: Mr. Hideaki Saito (Japan)

When and where?

22-26 October 2018, at IMO Headquarters in London

Highlights of particular interest to media include:

– Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from ships

– Further work on energy efficiency of ships

– Implementation of sulphur 2020 limit

– Marine plastic litter

– Ballast water management treaty implementation

– Use and carriage of heavy fuel oil as fuel by ships in Arctic waters

– High-viscosity substances – draft MARPOL amendments


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