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INTERCARGO’s Brief’s for IMO’s MEPC 81

The 81st session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 80) was held from Monday, 18 March to Friday, 22 March 2024.

The key topics discussed were:

  • Air Emissions/GHG Reduction
  • Energy Efficiency of Ships
  • Ballast Water Management
  • Fuel Quality/Sulphur limits

INTERCARGO’s submissions to MEPC 81 can be accessed here.


Key Outcomes

2023 IMO GHG Strategy and Mid Term Measures

  • A draft structure , the “IMO net-zero framework”, was agreed aiming to accommodate the amendments to MARPOL Annex VI with regards to the Regulations on the Goal-based marine fuel standard & the Economic mechanism(s) and will be used as the basis for further development.
  • All measures remained under further discussion.
  • Work will continue intersessionally in a Fifth GHG Expert Workshop and the ISWG-GHG 17 that will be held prior to MEPC 82 (October 2024).

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