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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

IMO seeks nominations for 2017 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea

IMO seeks nominations for 2017 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea
Do you know of a worthy recipient for the 2017 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea? IMO is looking for nominations relating to exceptional acts of bravery performed at sea between 1 March 2016 and 28 February 2017. The nomination form can be submitted by a UN Member State, intergovernmental...
January 30th, 2017 | Awards, Health and Safety, IMO, Organisations, Safety and Security | Read More

IMO: Outcome of PPR Sub-Committee

IMO: Outcome of PPR Sub-Committee
Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR), 4th session, 16-20 January 2017 Implementation of the 2020 0.50% sulphur limit The Sub-Committee began work to ensure the effective implementation of the 2020 0.50% m/m sulphur limit, which was decided by MEPC 70.. The proposed work would be aimed...
January 24th, 2017 | Associations, Environment, IMO, News, Politics and Government | Read More

Mining wastes report identifies research gaps

Mining wastes report identifies research gaps
20/01/2017  – More scientific research needs to be done to understand and assess the environmental impacts of wastes from mining operations which have been disposed into the marine environment, a new report shows. The Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection...
January 20th, 2017 | IMO, Organisations | Read More

IMO welcomes entry into force of financial security for seafarers

IMO welcomes entry into force of financial security for seafarers
IMO’s Legal Committee maintains a standing agenda item, to keep under review the provision of financial security in case of abandonment of seafarers, and shipowners’ responsibilities in respect of contractual claims for personal injury to, or death of seafarers. IMO Secretary-General Kitack...
January 18th, 2017 | Corporate Social Responsibility, HR, ILO, IMO, Legal | Read More

IMCA welcome’s IMO SG’s call not to threaten IMOI’s emissions global roadmap

IMCA welcome’s IMO SG’s call not to threaten IMOI’s emissions global roadmap
John Bradshaw IMCA WELCOME’S IMO SECRETARY GENERAL’S CALL NOT TO THREATEN IMO’S EMISSIONS GLOBAL ROADMAP The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) believes that the roadmap adopted by the Marine Environment Protection of IMO (MEPC 70) to develop a comprehensive strategy to reduce...
January 18th, 2017 | Associations, Emissions, Environment, IMO, Organisations | Read More

Successful cooperation for safe sea transport of oil told in new exhibition

Successful cooperation for safe sea transport of oil told in new exhibition
… The 50 years since the grounding of the tanker Torrey Canyon in 1967 have seen dramatic and sustained reduction in major oil spills from ships, thanks to cooperation between Governments and industry.  The story of how that incident served as a catalyst for positive change is told in a new...
January 17th, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, IMO, Maritime Accidents, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

Hull Biofouling environmentally more damaging than ballasting

Hull Biofouling environmentally more damaging than ballasting
Boud van Rompay   The entry into force of the Ballast Water Convention this September will not prevent the transfer of invasive aquatic species (IAS) unless there is mandatory legislation in place to prevent biofouling on ships’ hulls. Commenting on a presentation delivered at the World Ocean...
January 16th, 2017 | Environment, IMO, Organisations, Pollution | Read More

Regional maritime piracy agreement broadened to cover other illicit maritime activity

Regional maritime piracy agreement broadened to cover other illicit maritime activity
An international agreement that has been instrumental in repressing piracy and armed robbery against ships in the western Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden has seen its scope significantly broadened to cover other illicit maritime activities, including human trafficking and illegal, unreported and...
January 13th, 2017 | Fisheries, IMO, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

IΜΟ has our full support in the mitigation of global GHG emissions from ships

IΜΟ has our full support in the mitigation of global GHG emissions from ships
Dr Kostas G. GKONIS, INTERCARGO’sSecretary General London, UK: INTERCARGO expresses its full support and total alignment with IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim’s concerns that including shipping in the European Union’s Emission Trading System (EU-ETS) could undermine efforts to reduce greenhouse...
January 12th, 2017 | Associations, Emissions, Environment, IMO, Intercargo, Organisations | Read More

IMO Secretary-General speaks out against regional emission trading system

IMO Secretary-General speaks out against regional emission trading system
IMO’s Secretary-General Kitack Lim Including international shipping in European system could undermine global efforts IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has written to senior European officials expressing his concern that including shipping in the European Union’s Emission Trading System (EU-ETS)...
January 9th, 2017 | Emissions, Environment, European Union, IMO, Organisations, Politics and Government, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More