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IMarEST

IMarEST

IMarEST is The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology; the international professional body and learned society for all marine professionals. IMarEST is the first Institute to bring together marine engineers, scientists and technologists into one international multi-disciplinary professional body.

IMarEST is the largest marine organisation of its kind with a worldwide membership based in over 120 countries, it is a registered charity and provides grades of membership for everyone, from those seeking to become Chartered or gain other Professional Recognition, to those just starting out in their careers or studying in education.

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A new article in the Marine Engineers Messenger discusses a new report by the Maritime Strategies International (MSI) consultancy on behalf of the European Climate Foundation that considers a study of radical decarbonisation effects on shipping.

The report focusses on the consequences for shipping markets of a major shift in energy consumption away from hydrocarbons and towards renewables and biofuels. Decarbonisation efforts to address climate change will have radical implications, if the Paris Agreement goals are met, the fossil fuel cargo base that shipping serves would undergo an aggressive and prolonged transformation.

You can read the full article here.

Representative from the International Maritime Pilots’ Association Interview discusses experiences and best practices with climate related issues in an interview with the Navigating a Changing Climate Partnership.

Watch the interview here.

Representative from the North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation discusses experiences and best practices with climate related issues in an interview with the Navigating a Changing Climate Partnership.

Watch the interview here.

Monday, 12 November 2018 14:24

Mekong River Commission Interview

Representative from the Mekong River Commission discusses experiences and best practices with climate related issues in an interview with the Navigating a Changing Climate Partnership.

Watch the interview here.

Monday, 12 November 2018 14:23

London Port Authority Interview

Representative from the London Port Authority discusses experiences and best practices with climate related issues in an interview with the Navigating a Changing Climate Partnership.

Watch the interview here.

Friday, 09 November 2018 15:20

Quebec Port Authority Interview

Representative from the Quebec Port Authority discusses experiences and best practices with climate related issues in an interview with the Navigating a Changing Climate Partnership.

Watch the interview here.

Friday, 09 November 2018 14:17

Hamburg Port Authority Interview

Representative from the Hamburg Port Authority discusses experiences and best practices with climate related issues in an interview with the Navigating a Changing Climate Partnership. 

Watch the interview here

The International Maritime Organization’s Marine Environment Protection Committee met in May and one of the topics discussed was efforts to build on the historic greenhouse gas emissions strategy.

Large shipping nations and European economies are urging shipowners to hasten operational energy efficiency as a precursor to greenhouse gas goals. Governments must meet the commitment they made last year to slash shipping’s total annual greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% by 2050 compared with 2008.

An article discussing the strategy and the reactions of some member states has been published in Lloyd's List, you can read the full article here.

The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology has provided input on the UK’s Clean Maritime Plan which was launched today and sets out a maritime zero-emission travel strategy.

All new ships for UK waters ordered from 2025 should be designed with zero-emission capable technologies, in ambitious plans set out by the Clean Maritime Council and Department for Transport to cut pollution from the country’s maritime sector. The Clean Maritime Plan is part of the government’s Clean Air Strategy, which aims to cut down air pollution across all sectors to protect public health and the environment.

Find out more here.

An article has been published by Electrek discussing the impressive results of Norway's first all-electric ferry, put into operation in May 2015, which has reduced CO2 emissions by 95% and operating cost by 80%, resulting in 53 further orders for shipbuilder Fjellstrand.

You can read the full article here

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