Shipping industry urges acceleration of R&D

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The shipping industry is urging governments to approve the proposed amendments to Annex 6 of MARPOL at MEPC 77 in November as the first concrete step forward in making the International Maritime Research Board to a much-needed reality to reduce GHG emissions from shipping. The USD 5 billion R&D program, funded by a USD 2 per tonne levy of fuel consumed, is designed to accelerate the development and introduction of zero-emission technologies and fuels for maritime transport with IMO oversight are vital for to decarbonizing the industry.

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