Archive for the ‘IMO’ Category

Animating 70 years of better shipping for a better future

Animating 70 years of better shipping for a better future
IMO Headquarters’ impressive entrance; seamanship at its best Animating 70 years of better shipping for a better future A new  short animated film shows how IMO has developed mandatory international regulations covering almost every aspect of shipping. As a result, modern shipping conforms...
July 30th, 2018 | Film Industry, IMO, Maritime History and Museums, Organisations | Read More

WISTA International approved for IMO consultative status

WISTA International approved for IMO consultative status
The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) governing body, the IMO Council, approved the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA International) application for consultative status on 5 July 2018.  “Consultative status gives us the opportunity to promote diversity,...
July 17th, 2018 | IMO, News, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

World Maritime Day theme 2019: “Empowering Women in the Maritime Community”

World Maritime Day theme 2019: “Empowering Women in the Maritime Community”
“Empowering Women in the Maritime Community” has been selected as the World Maritime Day theme for 2019. This will provide an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of gender equality, in line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and to highlight...
July 9th, 2018 | Anniversaries, IMO, Organisations, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

WISTA International approved for consultative status

WISTA International approved for consultative status
WISTA-International president Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) governing body, the IMO Council, approved the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA International) application for consultative status on 5 July 2018. “Consultative...
July 6th, 2018 | IMO, News, Organisations, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

South Africa signs up to treaty on fishing vessel personnel

South Africa signs up to treaty on fishing vessel personnel
H.E. Dr. Bonginkosi Emmanuel Nzimande, Minister of Transport of South Africa, met IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim at IMO Headquarters 02/07/2018  – South Africa has become the 25th State to sign up to the IMO treaty on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Fishing Vessel Personnel...
July 2nd, 2018 | IMO, Organisations, Regulatory | Read More

EDF publishes legal analysis on IMO’s climate powers

EDF publishes legal analysis on IMO’s climate powers
Aoife O’Leary EDF has just published a legal analysis in conjunction with the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, investigating the potential legal bases for the IMO to enact climate measures. To evaluate what policies and measures the IMO could and should implement to meet the goals set out...
June 28th, 2018 | Climate, Environment, IMO, Organisations | Read More

Your safety matters – IMO rolls out ferry safety video

Your safety matters – IMO rolls out ferry safety video
Overcrowding is dangerous. Listen to crew. Follow instructions. It could save your life. These simple but key messages to ferry passengers are included in a new one-minute animated IMO safety video, to be shown in ferry terminals across the Asia and Pacific region and on national TV channels. The...
June 22nd, 2018 | Cruise Ferry, Health and Safety, IMO, Organisations, Safety and Security | Read More

Liberia backs Australia’s push for IMO reform

Liberia backs Australia’s push for IMO reform
Scott Bergeron The Liberian Registry has confirmed its support for an initiative by Australia calling on the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to reconsider transparency and the role of industry bodies in the organisation. Liberia is the largest flag state to support the push by Australia, which...
June 20th, 2018 | Flags, IMO, News, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

Poland’s World Maritime Day parallel event

Poland’s World Maritime Day parallel event
Following a successful event, the World Maritime Day Parallel Event flag was handed over to Rear Admiral Mario Germán Rodríguez Viera, Maritime General Director, Colombian National Navy. Colombia will host the 2019 Parallel Event. How to create better shipping for a better future was a theme running...
June 18th, 2018 | IMO, Organisations | Read More

IMO takes first steps to address autonomous ships

IMO takes first steps to address autonomous ships
.. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) – the global regulatory body for international shipping – has commenced work to look into how safe, secure and environmentally sound Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) operations may be addressed in IMO instruments. The International Maritime...
May 25th, 2018 | IMO, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

IMO expands

IMO expands
Nauru joins IMO IMO has welcomed a new member. Today (14 May) Nauru deposited its instrument of acceptance to the IMO Convention with the United Nations depositary – becoming IMO’s 174th Member State.  Nauru is a Small Island Developing State in the western Pacific Ocean. Viewers can click here to...
May 15th, 2018 | IMO | Read More

Jeddah workshop aims to ensure safe and secure regional waters

Jeddah workshop aims to ensure safe and secure regional waters
… Signatory States to an agreement aimed at repressing piracy, armed robbery and illicit maritime activity in the western Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden Area have agreed that building response capability and information sharing are vital steps towards achieving a more safe and secure maritime...
May 11th, 2018 | IMO, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Singapore launches enhanced technical co-operation and training program for IMO and its member states

Singapore launches enhanced technical co-operation and training program for IMO and its member states
Singapore Singapore has launched an enhanced 5-year technical co-operation and training package for the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and its Member States. Valued at USD 5 million (approximately SGD 6.5 million), the package comprises fellowships, scholarships, workshops, and courses to...
April 25th, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, IMO, Politics and Government | Read More

Compensation regime for Hazardous and Noxious Cargoes a step closer

Compensation regime for Hazardous and Noxious Cargoes a step closer
IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim with Ms. Sarah Fountain Smith, Deputy High Commissioner, High commission of Canada in the United Kingdom, Ratifications from Canada and Turkey bring key compensation treaty covering the transport of hazardous and noxious substances (HNS) by ship closer to entry into...
April 23rd, 2018 | IMO | Read More

The BDI@1,281: …every little bit helps

The BDI@1,281: …every little bit helps
John Faraclas The euphoria – a better word than spree, of the Capers gaining 877 points since last Friday the 13th of April, must be seen as a good sign, despite what is coming up next,  given the geopolitical, environmental, technical advancements et al surrounding the shipping industry. The BDI...
April 20th, 2018 | Associations, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, IMO, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

Wärtsilä welcomes global shipping’s agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions

Wärtsilä welcomes global shipping’s agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions
Wärtsilä Corporation,  20 April 2018 at 11.15 am EET – The technology group Wärtsilä announces its strong support for the agreement reached last week at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London. The agreed plan is for shipping to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by...
April 20th, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, IMO, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), 72nd session, 9-13 April 2018 Outcome

Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), 72nd session, 9-13 April 2018 Outcome
IMO’s Secretary-General Kitack Lim IMO’s key environmental meeting adopted an initial GHG strategy for shipping, adopted amendments to the Ballast Water Management Convention; approved an amendment related to implementation of the sulphur 2020 fuel oil limit;  agreed to develop a ban on...
April 16th, 2018 | Environment, IMO, News, Organisations, Story of the Month | Read More

The UGS welcomes IMO’s ambitious initial GHG reduction strategy…

The UGS welcomes IMO’s ambitious initial GHG reduction strategy…
Theodore El. Veniamis, president of the Union of Greek Shipowners The UGS welcomes IMO’s ambitious initial GHG reduction strategy as a first but critical step towards the industry’s decarbonization The Union of Greek Shipowners welcomes the adoption of the IMO’s initial GHG reduction strategy by...
April 16th, 2018 | Associations, Climate, Emissions, Environment, IMO, News, Pollution | Read More

UN body adopts climate change strategy for shipping

UN body adopts climate change strategy for shipping
IMO’s Secretary-General Kitack Lim Nations meeting at the United Nations International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London have adopted an initial strategy on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from ships, setting out a vision to reduce GHG emissions from international shipping and phase...
April 13th, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, IMO, News | Read More

IMO gives strong signal to the shipping industry to start decarbonizing

IMO gives strong signal to the shipping industry to start decarbonizing
Martin Dorsman The environmental committee of IMO decided at its 72th meeting to adopt an initial strategy on the reduction of Green House Gases (GHG) emissions from ships. This strategy sets out levels of ambition to reduce GHG emissions on a pathway to full decarbonisation, consistent with the Paris...
April 13th, 2018 | Associations, Climate, Emissions, Environment, IMO | Read More

INTERTANKO salutes the adoption of the IMO Strategy on Reduction of GHG Emissions from International Shipping

INTERTANKO salutes the adoption of the IMO Strategy on Reduction of GHG Emissions from International Shipping
Katharina Stanzel The International Association of Independent Tanker Owners (INTERTANKO) congratulates the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) on the decision taken today by the Maritime Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) to adopt a comprehensive Initial Strategy for significant reduction...
April 13th, 2018 | Associations, Breaking News, Emissions, Environment, IMO, Intertanko | Read More

ICS urges governments to see through major climate deal for international shipping

ICS urges governments to see through major climate deal for international shipping
Simon Bennett, The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) which represents the world’s national shipowner associations at the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) says it is satisfied with progress made by governments on a draft GHG reduction strategy for international shipping. This will...
April 6th, 2018 | Associations, Environment, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, Organisations | Read More

Weak governance at UN shipping agency delaying action on climate change

Weak governance at UN shipping agency delaying action on climate change
Berlin, 3 April 2018 – The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) is at risk of unresolved conflicts of interest due to shortcomings in its governance, according to preliminary key findings of a new study by Transparency International. Private shipping-industry concerns could have undue influence...
April 3rd, 2018 | Environment, European Union, IMO | Read More

UGS strongly supports the successful outcome of IMO’s MEPC 72…

UGS strongly supports the successful outcome of IMO’s MEPC 72…
Theodore El. Veniamis, president of the Union of Greek Shipowners The Union of Greek Shipowners strongly supports the successful outcome of the forthcoming IMO MEPC 72 deliberations with the conclusion of an agreement on the Initial IMO Strategy for GHG emissions reduction for international shipping....
March 28th, 2018 | Associations, Environment, IMO, News | Read More

Governments Need to Compromise or Risk Having No IMO Strategy At All

Governments Need to Compromise or Risk Having No IMO Strategy At All
Esben Poulsson Ahead of critical meetings at the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) which commence on 3 April, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) says that governments must compromise to help IMO agree an ambitious strategy for the further reduction of CO2 emissions by shipping that...
March 26th, 2018 | Climate, Emissions, Environment, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, News, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More