Archive for the ‘IMO’ Category

Asia centre launches on low-carbon shipping mission

Asia centre launches on low-carbon shipping mission
IMO’s Secretary-General Kitack Lim 16/05/2017  – ​A new regional centre, which will provide leadership in promoting ship energy-efficiency technologies and operations, and the reduction of harmful emissions from ships, has been launched at Shanghai Maritime University, China (15 May)....
May 16th, 2017 | Events, IMO, Organisations, Politics and Government, Shipping Centers | Read More

Saudi Arabia ratifies BWM treaty

Saudi Arabia ratifies BWM treaty
15/05/2017  – Saudi Arabia has become the latest State to become a Party to the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention. The treaty will enter into force on 8 September 2017 and aims to counter the threat to marine ecosystems by potentially invasive species transported in ships’ ballast...
May 15th, 2017 | Associations, Environment, IMO, Organisations, Pollution | Read More

‘Implement International Regulations to promote maritime safety, security and improved working conditions’

‘Implement International Regulations to promote maritime safety, security and improved working conditions’
Admiral Peter Brady ‘IMPLEMENT INTERNATIONAL REGULATIONS TO PROMOTE MARITIME SAFETY, SECURITY AND IMPROVED WORKING CONDITIONS’ – REAR ADMIRAL PETER BRADY Jamaica’s Special Envoy to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Council, Rear Admiral Peter Brady, is calling for the...
May 15th, 2017 | IMO, Politics and Government, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Pacific Community to host Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre for Pacific

Pacific Community to host Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre for Pacific
The selection of the SPC/SPREP consortium followed a competitive international tendering process. The MTCC-Pacific will form part of a global network of five centres, established under an ambitious project, funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by IMO, to help mitigate the harmful effects...
May 15th, 2017 | Associations, IMO | Read More

ICS Commits Shipping to Ambitious CO2 Reduction Objectives

ICS Commits Shipping to Ambitious CO2 Reduction Objectives
Esben Poulsson At its AGM in Istanbul, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) agreed to urge the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to adopt some dramatic CO2 reduction objectives – on behalf of the international shipping sector as a whole – in order to match the ambition of the Paris...
May 15th, 2017 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, News, Shipmanagement | Read More

Day of the Seafarer 25 June – Seafarers Matter

Day of the Seafarer 25 June – Seafarers Matter
In less than two months, the Day of the Seafarer 2017 will be celebrated across the globe with a special focus on ports and seafarer centres. Under this year’s theme  #Seafarers Matter, the campaign aims to engage the people working in ports and seafarer centres to demonstrate how much seafarers matter...
May 8th, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, HR, IMO | Read More

Norway is first to ratify 2010 compensation regime for Hazardous and Noxious Cargoes

Norway is first to ratify 2010 compensation regime for Hazardous and Noxious Cargoes
Ms. Dilek Ayhan, State Secretary in the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, hands over the instrument of ratification of the 2010 HNS Protocol to Mr. Kitack Lim, Secretary-General, IMO. Briefing: 12 21/04/2017 – Norway has become the first country to become a Contracting State...
April 21st, 2017 | Environment, Health and Safety, IMO, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Safety and Security | Read More

Day of the Seafarer 25 June – Seafarers Matter – stay tuned!

Day of the Seafarer 25 June – Seafarers Matter – stay tuned!
#SeafarersMatter This year, once again, 25 June will mark the annual Day of the Seafarer (DotS). DotS was established in a resolution adopted by the 2010 Diplomatic Conference in Manila to adopt the revised STCW Convention. Its stated purpose is to recognize the unique contribution made by seafarers...
April 6th, 2017 | Anniversaries, HR, IMO, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Organisations | Read More

Admiral Peter Brady is made special envoy to IMO

Admiral Peter Brady is made special envoy to IMO
Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) Director General Rear Admiral Peter Brady has been appointed Jamaica’s Special Envoy to the IMO. Admiral Peter Brady Following his appointment Admiral Brady will lobby for Jamaica’s candidature to Category C of the IMO Council.  Admiral Brady has a wealth of experience...
April 6th, 2017 | Flags, IMO, Organisations | Read More

IMO – Facilitation matters, Vega database video

IMO – Facilitation matters, Vega database video
The theme for World Maritime Day 2017 “Connecting ships, ports and people”, provides an opportunity to highlight the value of integration in the maritime and logistics sectors. The theme has particular resonance for IMO’s Facilitation Committee, which is meeting (4-7 April) at IMO Headquarters....
April 4th, 2017 | IMO, Logistics | Read More

IMO Secretary-General urges vigilance after tanker hijack

IMO Secretary-General urges vigilance after tanker hijack
IMO’S Secretary-General Kitack Lim IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has urged the shipping industry to apply diligently IMO guidance and best management practices to avert possible piracy attacks, in the wake of the hijack of the Aris 13, off Puntland, Somalia. “While we have seen a very welcome...
March 15th, 2017 | Breaking News, IMO, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Caribbean centre launches on low-carbon shipping mission

Caribbean centre launches on low-carbon shipping mission
09/03/2017  – A new centre tasked with promoting technologies and operations to help navigate shipping into a low-carbon future has been launched at the University of Trinidad and Tobago (8 March). The centre will cater to the needs of the Caribbean region under the Global Maritime Technology...
March 9th, 2017 | Emissions, Environment, IMO, Organisations, Pollution | Read More

Intertanko chairman Nikos Tsakos addresses IMIF on state of the tanker sector

Intertanko chairman Nikos Tsakos addresses IMIF on state of the tanker sector
Dr Nikos P. Tsakos Operators of the global fleet of tankers have grounds for market optimism – although they should restrain any impulse to order more tonnage. This was the message from Nikos Tsakos, chairman of Intertanko, when he addressed a meeting of the International Maritime Industries Forum...
March 1st, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, Environment, Events, IMIF, IMO, Intertanko, Markets, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Ship Finance, Shipping Centers, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

FEPORT: Shipping in the EU Emission Trading Scheme (ETS)…

FEPORT: Shipping in the EU Emission Trading Scheme (ETS)…
Lamia Kerdjoudj-Belkaid February 17th, 2017 – Shipping in the EU Emission Trading Scheme (ETS): a strong message sent by the European Parliament to all maritime stakeholders Two days ago, the European Parliament has voted in favour of the inclusion of CO2 emissions from shipping in the EU Emission...
February 17th, 2017 | Climate, Emissions, Environment, European Union, IMO, Organisations, Politics and Government, Pollution | Read More

IMO head to speak at European Shipping Week

IMO head to speak at European Shipping Week
Key seminar announced at European Shipping Week The Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Kitack Lim, and Magda Kopczynska from the European Commission’s DG MOVE, which is the directorate responsible for freight transport safety within the EU, will join industry leaders...
February 17th, 2017 | Associations, European Union, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, IMO, Politics and Government, Shipping Centers | Read More

INTERTANKO considers including shipping in EU ETS counter-productive

INTERTANKO considers including shipping in EU ETS counter-productive
Katharina Stanzel By majority vote, the Members of the European Parliament have agreed to include shipping in the European Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) Directive as of 2023, unless there is a comparable system agreed under the auspices of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) by the end of 2021. “INTERTANKO...
February 15th, 2017 | Associations, Breaking News, Emissions, Environment, European Union, IMO, Intertanko, News, Organisations | Read More

EU member states must reject European Parliament’s proposal to include global shipping into regional CO2 trading system

EU member states must reject European Parliament’s proposal to include global shipping into regional CO2 trading system
Simon Bennett The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – which represents over 80% of the world merchant fleet – says it is ‘disappointed but not surprised’ by today’s vote in the European Parliament to propose that international shipping (including non-EU flag ships) should be incorporated...
February 15th, 2017 | Emissions, Environment, European Union, IMO, Organisations, Politics and Government, Pollution | Read More

EU Parliament vote sets clear deadline for a global solution on CO2 for maritime transport

EU Parliament vote sets clear deadline for a global solution on CO2 for maritime transport
Isabelle Ryckbost 15 February 2017 Today the European Parliament voted in favour of  the inclusion of CO2 emissions from shipping in the EU Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) and the establishment of a maritime climate fund “in the absence of progress at international level” as from 2023. Climate change...
February 15th, 2017 | Emissions, Environment, European Union, IMO, Organisations, Politics and Government, Pollution | Read More

IMO Secretary-General visits Antarctica

IMO Secretary-General visits Antarctica
from the Secretary-General’s visit in Antarctica 14/02/2017  IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim experienced polar conditions at first hand during a recent visit to Antarctica (8-12 February). Shipping in waters surrounding the two poles has increased in recent years. IMO’s Polar Code entered...
February 14th, 2017 | Climate, EEZ, Emissions, Environment, Events, IMO, News, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Organisations, People and Places, Pollution | Read More

BALEARICA continuous support on the “Boarding Program for Maritime Cadets” in Tenerife

BALEARICA continuous support on the “Boarding Program for Maritime Cadets” in Tenerife
… The Spanish shipping company BALEARIA collaborates actively with Capt. Antonio M. Padrón y Santiago, “IMO Maritime Ambassador” and Maritime Authority of Tenerife, in the “Boarding Program for Maritime Cadets” BALEARIA has embarked a total of 20 students with the aim of training...
February 11th, 2017 | Academia, Associations, Corporate Social Responsibility, HR, IMO, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Jamaica launches its candidature for election onto IMO Council

Jamaica launches its candidature for election onto IMO Council
from the Jamaica candidancy launch Jamaica launched its bid to be elected to Category ‘C’ of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Council last Thursday (2 February) – in a move to position Jamaica as a ‘viable maritime hub’.   Addressing specially invited guests, Jamaica’s Minister...
February 6th, 2017 | Flags, IMO, Organisations | Read More

Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology to host Africa Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre

Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology to host Africa Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre
Under the Global MTTC Network (GMN) project, JKUAT will host MTCC-Africa in collaboration with Kenya Ports Authority and Kenya Maritime Authority. The selection of JKUAT followed a competitive international tendering process. International Maritime Organization (IMO) has announced that Jomo Kenyatta...
February 3rd, 2017 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Exhibitions, IMO, Organisations | Read More

IMO accepts IMCA paper as basis for updating DP guidelines

IMO accepts IMCA paper as basis for updating DP guidelines
John Bradshaw, IMCA’s Policy and Regulatory Affairs Manager, and Eleni AntoniadouIMCA’s Policy and Regulatory Affairs Adviser appear on a screen at the IMO Sub-Committee on Human Element, Training and Watchkekeping (HTW4) The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has agreed to continue using...
February 3rd, 2017 | Associations, IMO, Organisations | Read More

New World Maritime Day video launched

New World Maritime Day video launched
IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim 01/02/2017  – Connecting ships, ports and people, this year`s theme for World Maritime Day highlights the importance of coherent and connected development across all maritime sectors. To illustrate this concept, IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim visited the port...
February 1st, 2017 | Anniversaries, HR, IMO, Organisations | Read More

MARTHA Fatigue Report is launched at the IMO

MARTHA Fatigue Report is launched at the IMO
InterManager, the trade association for in-house and third party ship managers, together with The Warsash Maritime Academy, has presented the findings of its fatigue study, Project MARTHA, to The International Maritime Organization (IMO). Speaking at the presentation last night, Capt Kuba Szymanski,...
January 31st, 2017 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IMO, Intermanager, Organisations | Read More