IMO kicks off 67th MEPC meeting

The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is meeting for its 67th session from October 13 to 17, 2014, at IMO Headquarters in London.

Items on the agenda include the review of environmental provisions in the draft Polar Code and associated draft MARPOL amendments to make the Code mandatory; the implementation of the Ballast Water Management convention; consideration of proposed amendments to MARPOL; consideration of the 2014 greenhouse gas study update and further work on the implementation of energy-efficiency regulations.

The other items on the agenda include considering proposed draft amendments to the bunker delivery note, sulphur review methodology, fuel oil quality control measures, defining black carbon emissions, and ship recycling convention implementation.


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