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Coldharbour signs up Lloyd’s Register for US Coast Guard type approval process

Coldharbour signs up Lloyd’s Register for US Coast Guard type approval process
Nick Brown, Marine and Offshore Director, Lloyd’s Register and Andrew Marshall, Chief Executive, Coldharbour Marine. LR will oversee the complete range of tests required by the US Coast Guard (USCG) in its type approval process. July 19, 2017 – UK-based Coldharbour Marine, a manufacturer of ballast...
July 19th, 2017 | Classification Societies, Environment, IMO, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Pollution, Technology | Read More

R.I.NA: BWM – News from IMO Committee

R.I.NA: BWM – News from IMO Committee
BALLAST WATER MANAGEMENT – News from IMO Committee –  The BWM Convention will enter into force on 8 September 2017 – one year after ratification. The convention stipulates two standards for discharged ballast water. The D-1 standard covers ballast water exchange while the D-2 standard...
July 17th, 2017 | Classification Societies, Environment, IMO, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution, Regulatory | Read More

IMO Secretary-General closing remarks at MEPC 71

IMO Secretary-General closing remarks at MEPC 71
IMO’S Secretary-General Kitack Lim Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), 71st session, 3-7 July, closing remarks by IMO’s Secretary-General Kitack Lim:  Mr. Chair, excellences, distinguished delegates and observers, This has been another exceptionally busy as well as momentous...
July 13th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, Events, IMO, News, Organisations | Read More

European MEPs uphold Human Rights at Sea SAR publication

European MEPs uphold Human Rights at Sea SAR publication
26 MEPs uphold Human Rights at Sea work in support of search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean With the on-going European migrant crisis, including the continued tragic loss of life in the southern Mediterranean offshore Libya, Human Rights at Sea and its supporting advisory work has been recognised...
July 12th, 2017 | European Union, Headlines, Health and Safety, HR, IMO, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Organisations, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, UN | Read More

Liberia hails BWMC amendments as good for shipping and environment

Liberia hails BWMC amendments as good for shipping and environment
Alfonso Castillero The Liberian Maritime Administration has welcomed an agreement reached by the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) on an implementation schedule for the Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) which broadly incorporates the terms of an amendment initially proposed...
July 10th, 2017 | Environment, Flags, IMO, Oceanology, Organisations, Pollution, Regulatory, Shipmanagement | Read More

ICS pleased with IMO progress on environmental issues

ICS pleased with IMO progress on environmental issues
Simon Btennet Commenting on the outcome of last week’s meeting of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – which represents the world’s national shipowners’ associations – says it is pleased with...
July 10th, 2017 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Emissions, Environment, Headlines, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, News, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Organisations, Pollution, Story of the Month | Read More

MSC 98 – full summary now available Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), 98th session, 7-16 June 2017

MSC 98 – full summary now available Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), 98th session, 7-16 June 2017
Scoping exercise on autonomous vessels put on agenda The MSC agreed to include the issue of marine autonomous surface ships on its agenda. This will be in the form of a scoping exercise to determine how the safe, secure and environmentally sound operation of Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) may...
July 6th, 2017 | Health and Safety, IMO, Safety and Security | Read More

IMO Secretary-General’s opening address

IMO  Secretary-General’s opening address
IMO’S Secretary-General Kitack Lim Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), 71st session, 3-7 July (opening address) Address by the Secretary-General at the opening of the 71st session of the MEPC Thank you Mr. Chair, Excellences, distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen, Good morning,...
July 6th, 2017 | Climate, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Emissions, Environment, Featured, IMO, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Organisations, Pollution | Read More

IMO: Marine Environment Protection Committee opens

IMO: Marine Environment Protection Committee opens
A busy Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 71) is now under way at IMO Headquarters in London (3-7 July). A key item on the agenda is the implementation of the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention, which will enter into force on 8 September 2017. The Committee will consider draft amendments...
July 3rd, 2017 | Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IMO | Read More

MarineTraffic joins new IMO-led initiative to support energy efficient shipping

MarineTraffic joins new IMO-led initiative to support energy efficient shipping
Argyris Stasinakis Global ship tracking intelligence company MarineTraffic has become a founding member of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) supported Global Industry Alliance (GIA). GIA, launched yesterday (29 June 2017) at IMO’s London headquarters, is an alliance made of 13 leading...
June 30th, 2017 | IMO, IT and Communications, Organisations | Read More

Global Industry Alliance launched to support low carbon shipping

Global Industry Alliance launched to support low carbon shipping
Briefing: 17 29/06/2017 –  Leading shipowners and operators, classification societies, engine and technology builders and suppliers, big data providers, and oil companies have signed up to a new Global Industry Alliance (GIA) to support transitioning shipping and its related industries towards...
June 29th, 2017 | Climate, Emissions, Environment, IMO, Organisations, Pollution | Read More

BWM: Regulation should not distort the market’s level playing field

BWM: Regulation should not distort the market’s level playing field
Intercargo’s Secretary General Dr. Kostas G. Gkonis Ballast Water Management: Regulation should not distort the market’s level playing field In view of the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee upcoming meeting (MEPC 71 during 3-7 July 2017), INTERCARGO...
June 29th, 2017 | Associations, Environment, IMO, Intercargo, News, Organisations, Pollution, Regulatory | Read More

Focus on GHG emissions

Focus on GHG emissions
27 June 2017 – Nearly 300 delegates from IMO Member States, international NGOs and intergovernmental organizations have gathered at IMO Headquarters in London for the first meeting of the Intersessional Working Group on Reduction of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions from Ships (26-30 June). The group,...
June 27th, 2017 | Associations, Climate, Emissions, Environment, IMO, Organisations | Read More

Ports ready to facilitate pathway to zero-emission Shipping

Ports ready to facilitate pathway to zero-emission Shipping
TOKYO, 26 June 2017 – Ports worldwide are at the crossroads of land-based and maritime industries and are vulnerable to the effects of climate change, such as sea level rise and extreme weather conditions. That is why the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) actively supports the development...
June 26th, 2017 | Associations, Emissions, Environment, IMO, Organisations, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Day of the Seafarer – join the campaign on 25 June

Day of the Seafarer – join the campaign on 25 June
IMO encourages everyone to join the campaign and show that #SeafarersMatter. Under this theme, the campaign is engaging people responsible for the world’s ports and seafarer centres to demonstrate how much seafarers matter to them by featuring great initiatives that support and promote seafarer welfare....
June 23rd, 2017 | Anniversaries, Events, IMO, Organisations | Read More

The New World

The New World
Frank Coles, CEO Transas A message from Frank Coles, CEO of Transas on the International Day of the Seafarer 23 June 2017: On this day of recognition, I would like to celebrate the women and men who commit their careers and their lives to being at sea for extended periods of time. The future facing...
June 23rd, 2017 | Anniversaries, IMO, IT and Communications, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Organisations, Shipmanagement | Read More

RMT highlights threat to industry on ‘Day of the Seafarer’

RMT highlights threat to industry on ‘Day of the Seafarer’
Mick Cash SEAFARERS’ UNION RMT today welcomed the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) Day of the Seafarer, this Sunday 25 June 2017, in recognition of the vital role of 1.5 million seafarers in transporting billions of tonnes of goods and equipment and hundreds of millions of passenger across...
June 23rd, 2017 | Associations, HR, ILO, IMO, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Organisations | Read More

IMO needs to finalise ballast water implementation dates

IMO needs to finalise ballast water implementation dates
Peter Hinchliffe The global shipping industry – as represented by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – has urged its global regulator, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), to back a carefully crafted proposal, from a broad coalition of governments, concerning the implementation...
June 19th, 2017 | Associations, Environment, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, News, Regulatory | Read More

Day of the Seafarer – ten days to go! take our new quiz (new questions for 2017!!!)

Day of the Seafarer – ten days to go! take our new quiz (new questions for 2017!!!)
15 June 2017 – Ten days to Day of the Seafarer 2017 …..to kick off our ten day countdown, IMO is launching a brand new Day of the Seafarer quiz, testing your knowledge of ports, maritime affairs and IMO instruments. Take the quiz and share your score on FaceBook and Twitter! With only ten days...
June 15th, 2017 | IMO, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Organisations | Read More

Capt. Antonio M. Padrón meets Senegal’s ambassador in Spain

Capt. Antonio M. Padrón meets Senegal’s ambassador in Spain
The Hon. Mr. Mamadou Sow with Capt. Antonio M. Padrón Capt. Antonio M. Padrón y Santiago, “IMO Maritime Ambassador” and Maritime Authority of Tenerife held a meeting with the Hon. Mr. Mamadou Sow, Ambassador of Senegal in Spain During the meeting, Capt. Antonio M. Padrón explained his functions...
June 10th, 2017 | Charity, IMO, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Shipowners encourage EU-China leadership in shaping IMO CO2 strategy

Shipowners encourage EU-China leadership in shaping IMO CO2 strategy
Patrick Verhoeven Following the decision of the United States to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) and the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) encourage the intention of the European Union and the People’s Republic of China...
June 7th, 2017 | Associations, BIMCO, European Union, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

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