SEA-LNG calls for increased greenhouse gas regulation from IMO


Marine industry association SEA-LNG has proposed the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) to regulate all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from shipping, including carbon dioxide (CO2), methane and nitrous oxide on a full lifecycle, well-to-wake, basis.

The request comes ahead of the IMO’s 80th Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 80), which is set to revise its Initial Strategy on the Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Ships.

According to the organisation, the revised strategy will contain concrete GHG reduction targets for the sector and is expected to outline a range of technical and economic measures to be developed to help align global shipping with Paris Climate Agreement targets.

One focus of the IMO’s efforts to lower emissions for liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered ships is to reduce the effects of methane slip.

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