IMO 2020: Consistent Implementation of MARPOL Annex VI (2019 Edition) I666E

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IMO 2020: Consistent Implementation of MARPOL Annex VI (2019 Edition) I666E

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IMO 2020 will have a major impact worldwide. To support its successful implementation by the international shipping sector, this publication brings together all the instruments and guidance prepared into one document for easy reference, including IMO resolutions and circulars.




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In October 2008, the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted revisions to the international regulations for the prevention of air pollution from ships (MARPOL Annex VI). The revised regulations included a requirement that, from 1 January 2020, the sulphur content of fuel oil used by ships operating outside designated emission control areas shall not exceed 0.50% by mass, known as “IMO 2020”. Reducing emissions of sulphur oxides will bring significant global benefits for human health and the environment.

A​​s a specialized agency of the United Nations, IMO is the global standard-setting authority for the safety, security and environmental performance of international shipping. Its main role is to create a regulatory framework for the shipping industry that is fair and effective, universally adopted and universally implemented.  

In other words, its role is to create a level playing-field so that ship operators cannot address their financial issues by simply cutting corners and compromising on safety, security and environmental performance. This approach also encourages innovation and efficiency.

Shipping is a truly international industry, and it can only operate effectively if the regulations and standards are themselves agreed, adopted and implemented on an international basis. And IMO is the forum at which this process takes place.

Title: IMO 2020: Consistent Implementation of MARPOL Annex VI (2019 Edition) I666E
Number of Pages: 810
Product Code: MM1479K
ISBN: ISBN 13: 9789280117189, ISBN 10: 9280117181
Published Date: October 2019
Binding Format: Paperback
Book Height: 305 mm
Book Width: 218 mm
Book Spine: 40 mm
Weight: 0.40 kg
Author: IMO

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