A greener future for the shipping industry

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The environmental responsibility of the shipping sector was recently under the spotlight during the 21st UN Climate Change Conference that takes place in Paris between November 30th and December 11th, 2015, as its side event: “Shipping as Part of the Climate Solution”, organized by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and Armateurs de France and the Norwegian Shipowners Association (NSA).

The leaders of the industry gathered to discuss the possible contributions of the sector to the achievement of the UN goals of reducing harmful emissions drastically and limit the rise in global temperatures to 1.5°C or 2°C above pre-industrial times.

According to Diane Gilpin from the Smart Green Shipping Alliance, some of the representatives called for an intensified action and leadership of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for a tighter regulations framework that does not represent a threat for the growth of the business.

The industry´s preference is for a global fuel levy, rather than emissions trading, in order to avoid the negative impact on the efficiency of world trade by sea.

A study from the IMO projected that CO2 emissions could grow by 50 to 250% by 2050, but the International Chamber of Shipping highlighted that in total, the Shipping industry has reduced its CO2 emissions every year by 10% and mandatory CO2 rules are already enforced globally.

Another action from the IMO is that all ships constructed from 2025 must be 30% more efficient in comparison to the ones built before 2000´s. Combining innovative technologies, operational measures and the progressive use of clean fuels such as LNG, the industry expects to achieve a 50% reduction of CO2 by 2050.

Veconinter is proud of working with the biggest shipping lines of the world, such as CMA CGM, which offers a set of eco-friendly services to their clients, as well as the development of eco-containers, that reduce the fuel consumption by one to two tonnes each day. In parallel, A.P. Møller-Mærsk has shown commitment to the improvement of supply chain and energy saving policies This and other companies of the sector are leading a new green shipping movement for the wellness of our world.About Veconinter:

Venezolana de Control Intermodal is a corporation with 27 years of experience, specialized in the administrative management of billing and collection for the maritime industry that provides an integrated operative process for the intermodal equipment. With a presence in more than 14 countries, Veconinter is considered as a reference in the maritime sector. It is the only high-quality solution with an ISO 9001 FONDONORMA certification.

To obtain more information, please visit our website: http://www.veconinter.com/Sources:http://splash247.com/shipping-under-pressure/http://shipandbunker.com/news/features/fathom-spotlight/243942-fathom-spotlight-will-cop21-be-a-game-changer-for-shippinghttp://www.ics-shipping.org/docs/default-source/resources/environmental-protection/shipsandco2-cop21.pdf?sfvrsn=14http://www.ship-technology.com/features/featureparis-climate-summit-spotlight-on-shipping-4743405/ KEYWORDS: ENVIRONMENT, UNITED NATIONS, COP21, REGULATIONS, SHIPPING INDUSTRY, IMO, TRADE. Contact:   Veconinter Media Department Arianna Paredesaparedes@veconinter.com.vePatricia Ilija pilija@veconinter.com.veTlf: +58-212-9764269Follow us on twitter:  @Veconinter
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