World Maritime Day 2009 Takes Climate Change as a Challenge

by OldSailor on September 26, 2009

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world_maritime_day_2009_imo World Maritime Day is celebrated during the last week of September. The date of celebration is left to individual Governments to decide.

World Maritime Day 2009:

  • International Maritime Organization (IMO) has celebrated on September 24 at the Organization’s Headquarters in London.
  • Theme: “Climate change: a challenge for IMO too!”
  • Celebration of the IMO World Maritime Day Parallel Event in the United States of America is planned from October 15 to 18.
  • Though CO2 emissions by shipping industry is less, IMO wants to take it as a challenge to fight climate change. Global CO2 emissions by:
    • Rail: 0.5%global_co2_emissions
    • Domestic Shipping & Fishing: 0.6%
    • International Aviation: 1.9%
    • International Shipping: 2.7%
    • Manufacturing Industries and construction: 18.2%
    • Other Transport (Road): 21.3%
    • Electricity and Heat Production: 35%
    • Other Energy Industries: 4.6%
    • Others: 15.3%

IMO has initiated an action plan to decelerate climate change by setting up

  • Energy Efficiency Design Index for new ships.
  • Ship Energy Management Plan for all ships (which includes guidance on best practices for fuel-efficient ship operations).
  • Energy Efficiency Operational Indicator (which helps to determine the fuel efficiency of a ship).

Read the Message from Secretary-General of IMO as pdf.

Hear the Audio presentation by the Secretary-General as mp3.

Read IMO brochure for World Maritime Day 2009 as pdf.

For more details, log on to IMO.

Post in MarineBuzz on this day a year before:

World Maritime Day 2008: Message by IMO Secretary General

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