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Here’s some welcome Devil’s advocacy from shipping newspaper Tradewinds, which advises the recently vociferous Republic of the Marshall Islands, which has been telling anyone who would listen – and that includes The Loadstar – that the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and its secretary general Koji Sekimizu have been dragging their feet over shipping greenhouse gas emission targets, labelling him a “danger to the planet”, that the country might be better off using a few more carrots and a bit less stick: “It is worth remembering it is not Sekimizu who makes the regulations, it is the IMO member states, of which the Marshall Islands is the third largest in terms of fleet size. So if the Marshall Islands is genuine about its concern over climate change, then it needs to start making allies at the IMO.”

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