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12 January 2014

The 66th session of the International Maritime Organisation’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC66) this April will see further attempts by industry and countries that support industry by providing “flags of convenience” (ie: countries who allow vessels to use their flags without much control) to undermine the implementation of important ship air pollution agreements.

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09 January 2014

Brussels, 9th January 2014 - Advanced emissions monitoring of large ships calling at EU ports could help save owners and operators of large ships up to €9 million/year, according to a new study [1] published jointly by Seas At Risk and Transport & Environment.

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08 January 2014

This report analyses the Economic impacts of MRV (monitoring, reporting and verifying) of fuel and emissions in maritime transport. 

01 January 2014

A number of important developments in 2013 have opened the way for the possibility of substantial progress on the development of International Maritime Organisation (IMO)green-house gases (GHG) measures for existing ships in 2014.

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21 October 2013

In a surprisingly swift response to civil society concerns about recent spills of PIB in the English Channel, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has agreed to reclassify the chemical and stop its routine discharge.

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16 September 2013
The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) is celebrating the 2013 World Maritime Day (26th September) with a focus on sustainable development.

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28 June 2013

The European Commission has published today a proposal to monitor, report and verify (MRV) ship greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The measure will apply to all ships calling at EU ports and could be a precursor to actual reduction measures.

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17 May 2013

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) today finally agreed a resolution on technology cooperation, the negotiation of which had held up consideration of a ship GHG measure for existing ships for two years.

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16 May 2013

Environmental NGOs have called on the International Maritime Organisation to review the hazard classification of PIB following two spills in the English Channel and the deaths of thousands of sea birds.

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15 May 2013

The IMO today decided to postpone the entry into force of NOx emissions limits for ship engines from 2016 to 2021. Seas At Risk and fellow environmental NGO Transport & Environment (T&E) condemned the move.

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19 March 2013

Environment groups are this week pushing for the UN’s International Maritime Organisation to support tough new rules for ships using polar waters.

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25 October 2012

At a conference exploring the use of Port Reception Facilites, Seas At Risk has made a plea for the removal of existing economic disincentives for ships to discharge their waste at EU ports in order to turn Europe into a hub for handling ship waste.

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20 October 2012
In this blog, Seas At Risk's Chris Carroll writes about international developments concerning ship waste dumping and the need for improved reception facilities across the globe so as to help prevent the escalation of marine litter and other marine pollutants.  

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01 October 2012

In response to a statement from EC Vice-President Kallas and EU Commissioner Hedegaard on GHG emissions from shipping NGOs T&E and Seas at Risk have issued the following joint statement.

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29 August 2012

Working alongside partners in the Clean Shipping Coalition, Seas At Risk and T&E have made a proposal to the International Maritime Organisation that could help break the deadlock in discussions on market-based measures to reduce the shipping sector's GHG footprint.

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28 June 2012

Speaking at a public hearing in the European Parliament, Seas At Risk has called on MEPs to help clean up the shipping sector and tackle ship waste dumping at sea.

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22 May 2012

Environmental groups have welcomed the deal announced by European Parliament representatives, the EC and EU member states to reduce the sulphur content of marine fuels. The deal now needs to be approved formally by the Council and Parliament.

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12 April 2012

The Commission's consultation on including shipping in the EU green house gas reduction commitment has closed.

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28 February 2012

Speed controls on shipping could save billions in lower ship fuel bills, cut air pollution and enable the shipping industry to play a full part in tackling climate change according to a new report.

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08 February 2012

Scientists have discovered that noise emitted from ships can cause chronic stress to whales, a problem that is particularly heightened around busy shipping lanes.

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