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Maritime sector’s commitment on climate change:  Highlight of IMO new video

The maritime sector’s commitment to act on climate change is highlighted in new video. Picture: IMO ©, featured in Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news
The maritime sector’s commitment to act on climate change is highlighted in new video. Picture: IMO ©

“The IMO community is highly committed to tackling climate change,” IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim said in an interview for Making Waves: The Future of Shipping, a news-style video launched at IMO Headquarters on 13 September as part of London International Shipping Week.

This programme showcases the collaborative efforts already in place across the maritime industry to decarbonise.

The IMO segment outlines the latest mandatory energy efficiency measures for ships, including the ship carbon intensity indicator rating system. The video explains how IMO is supporting efforts to look at alternative fuels and the application of new technologies, highlighting the global projects which aim to ensure no one is left behind in shipping’s transition.

The Future of Shipping sends a clear message about the need for action in tackling climate change to reduce the international shipping industry’s footprint on the environment.

At Africa Ports & Ships we believe that the IMO news-style video should be on the agenda of schools and colleges throughout the Continent of Africa and beyond in order that the potential generations of engineers and seafarers may be encouraged to take the maritime route in their careers.

This programme was produced in collaboration with the UK Chamber of Shipping, the British Ports Association, and Content With Purpose.

Readers are invited watch the video interview with IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim. [5:22]

Then see the IMO segment, Cutting shipping’s GHG emissions – IMO’s role: [4:30]

And finally, the full programme The Future of Shipping [30 minutes],

Paul Ridgway, Londn Correspondent Africa PORTS & SHIPS

Reported by Paul Ridgway

Added 20 September 2021 Africa Ports & Ships