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Law & Regulation

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IMO adopts CO2 intensity reductions to 2026 amid strong opposition

The IMO agreed that ships should improve their CO2 intensity by 2% annually between 2023 and 2026. However, the decision was fraught with critical interventions from countries including the US and UK and EU member states who sought much higher targets

International IMO

Why Ever Given cargo claims will get ever larger

The longer the Evergreen-chartered boxship is prevented from sailing, the more perishable cargoes will spoil and the more retailers will order replacement consumer durables, legal experts warn

Egypt Containers

IMO short of emissions experts

Governments have backed the IMO’s request to hire two more officers as the growing workload of regulating greenhouse gases and other emissions swamps its air pollution team

International IMO

US calls incoming emissions measure ‘weak’

Countries at the International Maritime Organization’s Marine Environment Protection Committee showed strong opposition to allowing waivers and exemptions from incoming short-term emission measures for ships

IMO Environment

Charterparties may need amending to reach climate goals

‘There is wide scope for owners and charterers to consider provisions addressing technical and operational efficiency within charterparty riders, and in particular general clauses addressing vessel fuel efficiency,’ lawyers argue

International Environment

Australian watchdog launches legal action against shipbuilder

Australian Securities & Investments seeking declarations and pecuniary penalties related to involvement in US warship building programme

Australia Law

Suez Canal Authority says Ever Given’s master was responsible for speed before blockage

SCA rejects insurer’s claim that vessel whose grounding caused a six-day shutdown of the key waterway in March was under the charge of local pilots when it entered the southern channel

Egypt Containers

IMO chief warns ‘failure not an option’ on cutting emissions

International Maritime Organization secretary-general Kitack Lim opened the Marine Environment Protection Committee with a stronger-than-usual warning on the need for shipping to develop emission regulations

Environment Fuels

HFW hires former master for Singapore office

Mark Myles has special expertise in tankers after having accrued more than a decade of sea time in his career

Singapore Tankers and Gas

Expert Focus: How emissions accounting can help decarbonisation

New technologies and regulations are fundamental enablers of shipping’s decarbonisation. But robust emissions accounting and the transparency that offers will also become increasingly significant amid stakeholder pressure and societal expectations

Environment Energy

Abandoned crews languish as cases drag on

The International Transport Workers’ Federation has recovered $45m in owed wages last year alone; a significant figure given the challenges

Crewing Regulation

Shipping needs its regulator to show up

The International Maritime Organization’s Marine Environment Protection Committee meeting, being held this week, has an opportunity to demonstrate why shipping’s greenhouse gas emissions require global solutions. To do this, it needs to act decisively and spend its time wisely

Environment Energy