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IMO update: Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 78)


Meeting highlights

- Finalization of guidelines for the EEXI, CII and SEEMP

- Consideration of revisions to the IMO GHG Strategy and future technical and market-based measures

- Approval of a new sulphur emission control area (SECA) expected to take effect from 1 July 2025, subject to final adoption at MEPC 79 in December 2022

- Adoption of amendments to MARPOL Annex I and the IBC Code on watertight doors

- Adoption of amendments to MARPOL Annex II on the Hazard Evaluation Procedure for chemical tanker products

- Extension of the ballast water experience building phase
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