by Marcus Hand, Seatrade Maritime News, Feb 03, 2021


Photo: Seatrade Maritime News

This was the message given by Roel Hoenders (right side of the picture), IMO Head, Air Pollution and Energy Efficiency, Subdivision for Protective Measures, Marine Environment Division, in a keynote session at the global maritime environmental congress (gmec), part of SMM Digital, and held in cooperation with Seatrade Maritime.

Answering questions from Seatrade Maritime Review editor Bob Jaques, following a presentation on the current status of IMO initiatives on pollution and emissions, Hoenders said, “You mentioned consensus, this is an important part of our discussions, because the organisation as many of you know is very much focused on consensus, and why is that the case? Because we are very much regulating a global industry.”

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