IAPH publishes an easy-to-use guide to discussions underway at the IMO on the reduction of Greenhouse Gas emissions from ships

Talks due to finish this week ahead of important MEPC 81 meeting at the IMO

Talks due to finish this week ahead of important MEPC 81 meeting at the IMO

Currently, IAPH is attending the 16th meeting of the IMO's Intersessional Working Group on the reduction of GHG emissions from ships (ISWG-GHG 16) and the 81st meeting of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 81), which take place consecutively from 11 to 22 March.

IAPH is being represented by Rhona Macdonald and Technical Director Antonis Michail, with the addition of representatives from the Port of Seattle and IAPH associate member Starcrest. The main item on the agenda at these meetings will be the discussions on the candidate mid-term measures, including the technical and economic elements that will make up the basket of measures to be agreed by 2025 before entry into force in 2027.

In order to provide a clear overview of the submissions and proposals under discussion, IAPH has developed a short, easy-to-use guide in its briefing to IAPH members.

The guide, which was put together by our IAPH Policy and IMO Liaison Officer Rhona Macdonald, can be downloaded here.

Rhona will be providing a further report on the outcomes of these meetings to members of the IAPH Climate and Energy committee which is made up of environmental, safety and advisory specialists from the association’s 180-strong port membership.

Members will also be given a heads-up in person by the team at the upcoming IAPH Technical Committee days which take place after MEPC 81, between 25-27 March at the TT Club headquarters in the City of London.

Contact : IAPH Communications Director Victor Shieh

Email : victor.shieh@iaphworldports.org

Shortcut to the downloadable report : https://bit.ly/RMIHGWG

About IAPH

Founded in 1955, the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) has developed into a global alliance of 180 port authorities as well as 150 port-related businesses. Comprised of 84 different nationalities across the world’s continents, member ports handle approximately one third of the world’s sea-borne trade and well over 60% of the world container traffic. IAPH leads global port industry initiatives on decarbonisation and energy transition, risk and resilience management, and accelerating digitalisation in the maritime transport chain. The IAPH’s World Ports Sustainability Program has grown into the reference database of best practices of ports applying the UN Sustainable Development Goals and integrating them into their businesses.