Second time is the charm. After failing to agree during MEPC 73 in October 2018, delegates at MEPC 74 easily agreed on the requirements and dates for third phase of the energy efficiency design index.
The first day of the Marine Environment Protection Committee in London laid bare yet again differences in ideas about how shipping should decarbonise. The IMO will have to confront and try to reconcile these two attitudes over the next week.
IMO secretary-general Kitack Lim emphasises the important role that ports will play in supplying fuels that will enable shipping to reduce GHG emissions during a IAPH conference in Guangzhou.