Shipping Firms Call For Speed Limits to Cut Emissions
The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) should set maximum speed limits to reduce shipping sector emissions, the chief executives of more than 100 maritime firms said today.
The UN agency should set maximum annual average speeds for container ships, and maximum absolute speeds for the remaining ship types, the executives said in an open letter to the IMO. This would help the shipping sector make its "appropriate contribution" to addressing climate change.
agreed in April last year to halve
global maritime greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050, compared with 2008 levels, and for the sector's emissions to peak "as soon as possible". But the agency has yet to agree specific measures to deliver this goal.
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(Source: Argus Media).