Lloyd's Register has released a 14-page MEPC73 Summary Report. Image Credit: Lloyd's Register
Lloyd's Register and the International Bunker Industry (IBIA) have both released excellent summaries of the key bunker-related issues addressed at 73rd session of IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC73).
While the immediate headlines were made by the adoption of the fuel oil carriage ban and rejection of an "experience building phase" (EBP) at the start of IMO 2020, several other critical items were up for discussion.
Those included important considerations for IMO 2020, such as the guidance on fuel quality, as well as steps to progress Shipping's IMO2030 and IMO2050 GHG targets.
IBIA Director Unni Einemo has published a concise summary of key outcomes here:
Those looking for a more comprehensive document should read Lloyd's Register's 14-page MEPC73 Summary Report here: http://bit.ly/2z70dco
Those looking to explore IMO2020 and IMO2050 in greater detail should look no further than IBIA's Annual Convention in Copenhagen, 6-8 November. It is the first opportunity for the industry to come together in a wider forum and hear first-hand accounts from MEPC 73 and discuss the outcomes.