IMO compiles draft safety guidelines for fuel cell ships

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) has released an outline of the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) Seventh Session of the Sub-Committee on Carriage of Goods. In addition to the draft guidelines on safety requirements for fuel cell carriers, the Sub-Committee agreed on a draft amendment to the regulations to review the classification of cargoes that require moisture management and other requirements. As for the guidelines on safety requirements for fuel cell carriers, the development and spread of fuel cell carriers, which are propelled by electricity generated from hydrogen and other fuels, is expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping. The guidelines will be discussed and approved at the 105th session of the IMO Maritime Safety Committee scheduled to be held in April 2022. The guidelines are expected to be discussed and approved at the 105th session of the IMO Maritime Safety Committee to be held in April 2022, and will serve as an opportunity to promote the widespread use of fuel cell ships.

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