This year, governments worldwide are being urged to take concrete steps towards reducing pollution from international shipping.

The whole world would be watching the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in 2018, looking for something of real substance when it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping, IMO’s Secretary-General Kitack Lim pointed out.

“[2018] really will be a time when the world will expect IMO Member States to deliver a clear vision as the first stage of the approved roadmap. I urge you, be bold; set ambitious goals that really will make a difference. You have a real opportunity here to do something of lasting significance. Make the most of it,” Lim said while speaking at the 30th Assembly session at IMO Headquarters in London.

IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) is set to adopt an initial Green House Gas reduction strategy in April 2018.

Credit: World Maritime News