Shippers step up cooperation

The European Shippers’ Council (ESC) and the Asian Shippers’ Meeting (ASM) have agreed to work closer together on a number of international issues that have a major impact on shippers. The agreement came at a joint meeting in Chiang Rai, Thailand on 24 November. The shippers’ councils agreed that their member companies should make use of existing structures and organisations, bind them together and invite individual representatives that or not yet ... [+]

Europe rubber stamps new sulphur limits

The European Council, Commission and European Parliament have signed a controversial agreement setting drastically reduced sulphur content in marine fuels, in line with new International Maritime Organisation (IMO) standards. It lowers maximum sulphur content in sulphur emission control areas (SECAs) including the North Sea, English Channel and Baltic Sea from ... [+]

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