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Towards the decontamination of international maritime transport

March 2020|Bulletins » FAL Bulletin
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Towards the decontamination of international maritime transport

Author: Barleta, Eliana - Sánchez, Ricardo Physical Description: 12 páginas. Editorial: ECLAC Date: March 2020


This FAL Bulletin pursues two objectives. The first is to share information and a few reflections about the IMO 2020 Regulation. To that end, it provides an introduction to Annex VI of MARPOL and to the possible impacts, expectations, and uncertainties it poses for the maritime sector. Supplementing the information and reflections presented by the authors, it will also contain comments by the professionals and experts in the field who responded to the survey conducted by the authors to ascertain where Latin America and the Caribbean stands vis-à-vis these changes in the regulations. The second objective is to provide a brief introduction to the study being undertaken by the Infrastructure Services Unit (ISU) to estimate the CO2 emissions from the international maritime transport of the countries of the region.