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IMO says Panama Canal Expansion will reduce CO2 Emissions

[ July 1, 2016   //   ]

Officials at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) expect the expanded Panama Canal, which just opened, will not only be very beneficial to the international shipping industry; it will contribute to the reduction of climate change issues and CO2 emissions, contributing to the Marine Environment Protection Committee’s work to prevent and control ship pollution globally.
“In every sense, we will all benefit from the successful expansion of the Panama Canal,” said IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim at the 96th IMO Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) meeting in May.
Secretary General Lim’s comments regarding the Panama Canal Expansion were reflected in the final report of the MSC Meeting, published this month.
The Panama Canal’s Captain Miguel Rodriguez, Chairman of the Board of Inspectors. Captain Rodriguez reiterated that the Expanded Canal, which was Inaugurated on June 26, will have a great effect on global commerce. He also discussed the extensive training conducted at the Canal’s state-of-the-art training centers to prepare workers to maneuver vessels in the new and original waterway.