The International Maritime Organization (IMO) made available on its website the latest two editions of its IMO News magazine. The June issue’s cover story discusses the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) and how industry stakeholders are beginning to utilize and refine this concept. IMO has long been a leader in promoting fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas reduction. EEDI was made mandatory in July of this year for all new ships. The related Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) for currently existing ship was adopted by IMO at the same time.
The September issue is devoted to World Maritime Day 2011 and this year’s theme–Piracy: Orchestrating the Response. World Maritime Day activities will take place the week of 26-30 September with World Maritime Day celebrated on 29 September. This year’s parallel event will be hosted in Rome, Italy, 13-14 October. The agenda for the parallel event can be found here.