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The Power of Self-Determination. . .  Headlines of the Week- November 6, 2019 View this email in your browser

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Self-determination, in its loosest form, has been a characteristic of the shipping industry since its inception.  From the Phoenicians until today, ships have sailed following their own routes, carrying its own cargo, and operating to its own benefit.  Since the formation of the IMO over 70 years ago, the shipping industry has operated under a universal framework, but still retained its freedom to determine its practices under that system.

But that freedom comes with responsibility.  As we approach January, the international environmental community will be watching to see how we manage this global shift to .5% low Sulphur fuel.  While there are sure to be initial startup snags, our ability to implement such a significant shift on a global basis will be carefully scrutinized.  While we are seeing some fraying around the edges, we must stay the course, or risk losing our right to determine our own course on this, and the impending changes related to GHGs.

These last few days leading up to the next decade are challenging but necessary to our future!  Thank you to all who are working tirelessly to make this happen!

Keep optimizing,
THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS AND PARTICIPANTS IN SHIPPINGInsight 2019!  It was out of this world!!Don’t forget to check out the highlights from SHIPPINGInsight 2019!

     Carleen Lyden Walker
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News of the Week
November 6, 2019 
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The Quest to Develop IMO 2020 ‘bio’ Fuels

2019-10-29 – Top shipping, retail and transport companies are looking to develop an alternative marine fuel which aims to reduce carbon emissions. . . READ MORE
IMO News

Over 300 ships involved in fraudulent registries

2019-10-29 – The IMO has recently put under the microscope over 300 ships involved in fraudulent vessel registrations. . . READ MORE

Former UN Sec-Gen: Shipping should unite to tackle unilateralism

2019-10-29 – The Former UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, highlighted that the shipping industry has to focus on. . . READ MORE

Five sustainability challenges for shipping by 2030

2019-10-15- Managing cost, digitalization and environmental regulations are some of the key sustainability challenges. . . READ MORE

Sohmen-Pao urges shipping to come up with its own carbon levy

2019-10-31- Shipping must urgently draft its own carbon levy, one of the world’s top shipowners has said today. Speaking at the Global Maritime Forum’s annual. . . READ MORE

Michael Parker predicts up to 90% of shipping banks will sign up to the Poseidon Principles

2019-10-31- One of the founders of shipping’s key green finance move, the Poseidon Principles, has said he expects the vast majority. . . READ MORE

Lloyd’s: Multi-Port Cyber Attack Could Mean $101 Billion Insurance Gap

2019-10-30 – Lloyd’s has released a new report Shen Attack: Cyber risk in Asia Pacific Ports which explores a hypothetical cyber-attack on major ports. . . READ MORE
IMO 2020

Hapag-Lloyd adds new spot sulphur cap charge

2019-10-31 – German containerline Hapag-Lloyd has added an extra layer of costs for clients with the sulphur cap just two months away. . .READ MORE

SHIPPINGInsight Updates

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