What does $5 billion buy in shipping decarbonisation?

When IMO next convenes for MEPC, one agenda item member States will be asked to consider is whether to give the go-ahead to the establishment of a $5 billion collaborative R&D fund to accelerate the development of technological solutions aimed at weaning shipping off fossil fuels and eliminating CO2 emissions.

The decarbonisation policy report-card

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The IMO has a clear goal for reducing GHG. What it now needs is an action plan to reach it. At the end of MEPC73 it set member States a homework assignment, instructing them to come up with ideas to discuss when it next convenes, in a global transportation industry variant of the classroom favourite ‘show & tell’.

The human element celebrated

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Many of JLA Media’s clients stand at the forefront of the technological revolution unfolding in today’s maritime industry, including advanced ship to shore communications, the Internet of Things, new propulsion and automation solutions, and other cutting-edge developments. However, the fact remains that the most important ‘component’ in ensuring the efficiency of the modern cargo vessel is its human crew.

Cyber-risk in the real world

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Every year, new catchphrases that initially bring clarity to maritime industry panel discussions, conferences and exhibitions can quickly become loosely-used jargon. At first glance, ‘cyber-risk’ would appear to fit the buzzword bill, but the virtual threat is more than a passing fad; it is here to stay and will require intelligent long-term solutions.