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IMO Charting Passage Plan for Reducing Shippings Carbon Intensity
Over the past year, sustainability has ratcheted upward to the top of the shipping industrys radar. The activity will be ramping up now as the International Maritime Organization (IMO) takes steps to actualize objectives specified in its 2018 statement of strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from ships, which laid down the marker for the maritime industry to reduce shippings "carbon intensity" in 2030 by 40%, compared to a 2008 baseline.
Australia Holds Cargo Ship to Complete Overdue Crew Change
Australian authorities are continuing their strict enforcement programs designed to ensure the welfare of seafarers arriving at their ports. At the beginning of the week, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) detained a ship reporting that the crew was found to be far beyond the internationally accepted terms of employment and ordering a crew change before the ship could depart.
Cargo traffic at JNPT up 5.4 pc to 5.73 MT in October
Total cargo traffic at countrys leading container port JNPT rose 5.37 per cent to 5.73 million tonnes (MT) in October over the year-ago period.
The growth in container traffic was backed by a 11.24 per cent growth in container traffic to 4,23,155 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) during the month, the port operator said on Friday.
Shanghai handled a record 4.2 million TEUs in October
Reaffirming its position as the worlds busiest container port last month, Shanghai has set a new record for the total number of containers dealt with.
The recent development comes against the reemergence of the Chinese economy as port traffic overall eyes a strong rebound and the world’s shipping lines scramble to meet demands for the Chinese markets.