IMO updates February 2024

IMO updates February 2024

We are pleased to share with you the IBIA February IMO report. 

IBIA submission to IMO made since last update

MEPC 81/7/15 (Australia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Japan, Netherlands (Kingdom of the), Norway, ICS, EDF, IBIA, INTERCARGO, INTERTANKO, IPIECA, IWSA, Pacific Environment, RINA, SGMF, WSC and ZESTA) Establishment of an IMO expert group on life-cycle assessment of marine fuels.

IMO meetings attended by IBIA

Secretary-General held a briefing for intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations at IMO on 31 January 2024.

11th session of the IMO Sub-Committee on Pollution, Prevention and Response (PPR 11), 19 to 23 February 2024 (see report circulated on 26 February 2024).

Reports from IMO meetings and Correspondence Groups 

Ad-hoc Expert Workshop on the life cycle GHG intensity of marine fuels (GHG-EW 4)
MEPC 81/INF.11

Life-cycle assessment of marine fuels. MEPC 81/7/4 & MEPC 81/INF.20 (Collation of comments).

Looking ahead 

ISWG-GHG 16 (11 to 15 March 2024) Key issues: GHG reduction mid-term measures, LCA 

MEPC 81 (18 to 22 March 2024) Key issues: biofuels, draft circular on fuel oil sampling

Other IMO related activities

Red Sea – bunker activity report for Africa

Following a request received from IMO, a bunker activity report for Africa has been prepared and posted by both IBIA and IMO:

The development of a comprehensive strategy on maritime digitalization 

IMO’s Facilitation Committee (FAL) has received a proposal (FAL 48/17) co-sponsored by China, Liberia, Republic of Korea, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, ISO and BIMCO, for a new agenda item on “The development of a comprehensive strategy on maritime digitalization” to ensure standardization and harmonization.

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