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September 6, 2018

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Poulsson (ICS) exhorts the UN to take into consideration the job of the IMO on the protection of the marine atmosphere

"The ships - it has emphasized - do not operate in an empty normative" and "the activities of a shipowner are not never to out of the national jurisdiction, also in open sea"

Tuesdays to the United Nations are begun the work of the intergovernmental conference whose objective is to find a legally binding agreement in the picture of the Convention of the United Nations on the right of sea (UNCLOS), on the conservation and the sustainable use of the biological diversity navy in the zones not subject to national jurisdiction. Taking part yesterday to the work, than it is previewed will finish within 2020, Esben Poulsson, the president of the shipowning association international International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), has exhorted with force to take into consideration the job and of the results already reached for the safeguard of the marine atmosphere within the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the agency of the United Nations that promotes is safety of the navigation that, exactly, the protection of the marine atmosphere.

In its Poulsson participation it has evidenced the necessity to assure that this initiative of the UN in the picture of Convention UNCLOS does not have - has specified - "without wanting it" an impact on effective the governance future of the total marine transport, potentially interfering with principles which the freedom of navigation or however crossing with the Maritime job of the International Organization, the authority based in London that it regulated the field of the shipping to total level.

"Which turned out of the total rules already supplied by the IMO - it has emphasized Poulsson - the ships do not operate in an empty normative. The activities of a shipowner are not never to out of the national jurisdiction, also in open sea". "the IMO - it has added the president of the ICS - would have to be always the organization guides for the development of environmental norms that can influence on international the marine transport. The jurisdiction of the IMO is wide and it is extended already to the activities of marine transport in areas to out of the national jurisdiction".

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