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MEPC 73: Correcting the Record

MEPC 73: Correcting the Record
Correcting the Record – Contributing Cosponsors Clarifying Recent Misconceptions On 31 August 2018 the Bahamas, Liberia, Marshall Islands, Panama, BIMCO, INTERCARGO and INTERTANKO cosponsored and submitted a document to the Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) 73 meeting taking place 22-26...
October 8th, 2018 | Environment, IMO | Read More

Capes’ contained rise and perplexed figures rule the day… plus the 2020 saga

Capes’ contained rise and perplexed figures rule the day… plus the 2020 saga
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained four points and now stands at 1,574; Geopolitics in total mess and the Environment another issue to be appropriately tackled… John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capes’ BCI was up 51 points and now stands at 2,199… Are the capes sustainable or just...
October 3rd, 2018 | Associations, Bunkering, Chartering, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, IMO, Intercargo, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

MAJ Deputy DG to Chair IMO sub-committee

MAJ Deputy DG to Chair IMO sub-committee
Claudia Grant, Deputy Director General of the Maritime Authority of Jamaica Claudia Grant, Deputy Director General of the Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ), has been elected chairman of an important sub-committee of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). An experienced maritime professional,...
October 1st, 2018 | Flags, IMO, People and Places, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

The BDI@1,524 …hooray hooray?

The BDI@1,524 …hooray hooray?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) clinched 21 points earlier on today greatly assisting the mood for the World Maritime Day! Geopolitics in perplexed jeopardy; ultra-caution should be observed. John Faraclas daily briefing: The Capes’ BCI managed a good 39 points plus and now stands at 1,949...
September 27th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, IMO, Markets, News, Organisations, Reports, Shipping Centers, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Despite the global financial turmoil the BDI’s renowned volatility is here to stay…

Despite the global financial turmoil the BDI’s renowned volatility is here to stay…
John Faraclas The BDI was up 53 points earlier on today and now stands at 1,503 points surpassing the crucial but also psychological threshold of 1,500. The Geopolitical turmoil coupled with the Trade War, Sanctions, Tariffs will soon become a catalyst and the shit will hit the fan… John Faraclas’...
September 26th, 2018 | Comment, European Union, IMO, Insight, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Centers, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

A tribute to the Wife of the Seafarer at Galaxidi

A tribute to the Wife of the Seafarer at Galaxidi
The sculpture by Kostas Ananidas An early tribute to the Wife of the Seafarer at Galaxidi Nearly 10 years ago – 20 September 2008, in a  unique gathering of the international shipping community at Galaxidi, at the centre more or less of the Corinthian Gulf in Greece, the unveiling ceremony of the...
August 26th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IMO, Maritime Art, Maritime History and Museums, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places, Shipping Centers, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

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