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IMO guidance on implementation plan for compliance with 0.50% Sulphur limit under Annex VI

IMO guidance on implementation plan for compliance with 0.50% Sulphur limit under Annex VI
APRIL 16, 2019   IMO GUIDANCE ON IMPLEMENTATION PLAN FOR COMPLIANCE WITH 0.50% SULFUR LIMIT UNDER MARPOL ANNEX VI Your Managers would like to draw your attention to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) guidance as set forth in the annex to the attached document MEPC.1/Circ.878, Guidance...
April 16th, 2019 | Emissions, Environment, IMO, Organisations | Read More

Industry supports the IMO’s new anti-corruption agenda

Industry supports the IMO’s new anti-corruption agenda
Guy PlattenICS Secretary General Industry supports the IMO’s new anti-corruption agenda The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has agreed to address maritime corruption by including this important issue in its work programme for the Facilitation Committee. The decision to include an anti-corruption...
April 15th, 2019 | Associations, Corruption, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, Organisations | Read More

Do you want to be part of 2020 Bunker historic changes, then take part on the IBIA Annual Convention 2019!

Do you want to be part of 2020 Bunker historic changes, then take part on the IBIA Annual Convention 2019!
With the IBIA Annual Convention 2018, in Copenhagen rated as the #1 Convention of 2018 in the Global Shipping industry, by AllAboutShipping.co.uk,  the IBIA Annual Convention 2019 promises to be even better. The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) would like to see you at the IBIA Annual...
April 3rd, 2019 | Associations, Bunkering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Emissions, Energy, Environment, IMO, News, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

ECSA holds workshop on the practical implementation of IMO GHG strategy

ECSA holds workshop on the practical implementation of IMO GHG strategy
ECSA holds workshop on the practical implementation of IMO GHG strategy The European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) organised a workshop on the practical implementation of measures to reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions, attended by representatives of the European Commission, the European Maritime...
April 3rd, 2019 | Associations, Energy, Environment, European Union, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IMO, Organisations | Read More

GPS rollover – 6 April 2019: are you ready?

GPS rollover – 6 April 2019: are you ready?
GPS rollover – 6 April 2019: are you ready? 02/04/2019  – Maritime users of the Global Positioning System Standard Positioning Service (GPS-SPS) are urged to check their systems ahead of the week counter roll over on 6 April 2019. Some outdated GPS receiver systems may cease to function...
April 2nd, 2019 | IMO, IT and Communications, News, Regulatory | Read More

IMO infographic highlights benefits of IMO 2020 sulphur rule

IMO infographic highlights benefits of IMO 2020 sulphur rule
IMO infographic highlights benefits of IMO 2020 sulphur rule Infographic can be downloaded here: ow.ly/DJkc30oh5Y3  The main type of “bunker” oil for ships is heavy fuel oil, derived as a residue from crude oil distillation. Crude oil contains sulphur which, following combustion in the engine,...
April 1st, 2019 | Bunkering, Emissions, Energy, Environment, IMO, Organisations, Pollution | Read More

Mr. Arun Sharma, Executive Chairman, IRClass Meets with IMO Secretary General

Mr. Arun Sharma, Executive Chairman, IRClass Meets with IMO Secretary General
  IMO’s Secretary-General Kitack Lim and IRClass Arun Sharma Mr. Arun Sharma, Executive Chairman, IRClass Meets with IMO Secretary General During a recent trip to London, Mr. Arun Sharma, Executive Chairman of leading classification society Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass), paid a visit...
April 1st, 2019 | Classification Societies, IACS, IMO | Read More

Japan accedes to ship recycling convention

Japan accedes to ship recycling convention
H.E. Mr. Koji Tsuruoka, Ambassador of Japan to the United Kingdom and Permanent Representative of Japan to IMO, met IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim at IMO Headquarters LONDON – MARCH 27, 2019: IMO’s treaty for safe and environmentally-sound ship recycling has received another boost. Japan has...
March 28th, 2019 | IMO, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Japan accedes to ship recycling convention

Japan accedes to ship recycling convention
The poster of the HONG KONG Convention, a vessel unde the recycling process and the Secretary-General of the IMO Kitack Lim with H.E The Japanese Ambassador Mr. Koji Tsuruoka Japan accedes to ship recycling convention IMO’s treaty for safe and environmentally-sound ship recycling has received another...
March 27th, 2019 | IMO, News, Ship Demolitions | Read More

GloFouling project kicks off to protect marine biodiversity

GloFouling project kicks off to protect marine biodiversity
A major five-year project to help protect marine biodiversity has been kick-started at a global workshop at IMO Headquarters in London, United Kingdom (18-20 March). The IMO-executed GloFouling Partnerships project will address bioinvasions by organisms which can build up on ships’ hulls and other...
March 22nd, 2019 | Environment, IMO, Organisations, Pollution | Read More

How to monitor plastics in the oceans

How to monitor plastics in the oceans
How to monitor plastics in the oceans A new set of publicly-available guidelines for monitoring plastics and microplastics in the oceans will help harmonize how scientists and others assess the scale of the marine plastic litter problem.  The Guidelines for the monitoring and assessment of plastic...
March 13th, 2019 | Environment, IMO, Oceanology, Organisations, Pollution | Read More

Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response summary

Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response summary
Consistent implementation of 2020 sulphur limit – draft guidelines finalized The 0.50 percent limit for sulphur content in ships’ fuel oil will take effect on 1 January 2020 and will have a significant beneficial impact on human health and the environment. The Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention...
February 25th, 2019 | Emissions, Environment, IMO, Regulatory | Read More

IMO Secretary General set to attend High Level Symposium in Jamaica

IMO Secretary General set to attend High Level Symposium in Jamaica
IMO’s Secretary-General Kitack Lim IMO Secretary General set to attend High Level Symposium in Jamaica The Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Mr Kitack Lim, is due to attend a High Level Symposium (HLS) being hosted by the Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) in...
February 25th, 2019 | Flags, IMO | Read More

IMO’s gender programme: new logo to increase visibility for women in maritime

IMO’s gender programme: new logo to increase visibility for women in maritime
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has launched a new logo for its Women in Maritime programme, as part of its mission to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. Programme lead Helen Buni said: “The IMO Women...
February 8th, 2019 | IMO, Organisations, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Key fishing vessel safety treaty boosted with accession by Spain

Key fishing vessel safety treaty boosted with accession by Spain
H.E. Mr. Carlos Bastarreche Sagües, Ambassador of Spain to the United Kingdom and Permanent Representative of Spain to IMO, deposited the instrument of accession to the Cape Town Agreement with Secretary-General Lim. Spain is latest country to accede to the International Maritime Organization’s Cape...
February 8th, 2019 | Fisheries, IMO, News, Organisations | Read More

IMO leader uses Foresight event to praise shipowners’ response to 2020 greener fuel challenge

IMO leader uses Foresight event to praise shipowners’ response to 2020 greener fuel challenge
Ravi Mehrotra greets IMO’s Kitack Lim. International Maritime Organization secretary-general Kitack Lim has taken advantage of his guest appearance at one of London’s top maritime social events to express his appreciation of the shipping industry’s alignment with the global strategy to limit...
January 20th, 2019 | Anniversaries, Events, IMO, Organisations, People and Places | Read More

Seafarers, technology and automation – managing future challenges

Seafarers, technology and automation – managing future challenges
ITF’s Stephen Cotton, WMU’s Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry and IMO’s Secretary-General Kitack Lim. Picture credits IMO Launch of ITF-WMU report: Transport 2040: Automation, Technology and Employment – the Future of Work ​IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has highlighted the need...
January 15th, 2019 | Associations, Events, HR, IMO, ITF, Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Organisations, Technology | Read More

Bunker delivery note amendments enter into force as sulphur 2020 requirement looms

Bunker delivery note amendments enter into force as sulphur 2020 requirement looms
MARPOL amendments entered into force on 1 January 2019. Data collection on fuel oil consumption by larger ships begins. Also, IMSBC Code amendments entered into force. http://www.imo.org/en/MediaCentre/PressBriefings/Pages/01-MARPOLamendments01012019.aspx   Amendments to the bunker delivery note...
January 8th, 2019 | Bunkering, IMO | Read More

IMO: MSC 100 summary

IMO: MSC 100 summary
The Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) completed its landmark 100th session, with progress in the regulatory scoping exercise on maritime autonomous surface ships; approval of revised guidelines on fatigue and further updates on work on goal-based standards, polar shipping and safety issues relating to...
December 13th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Health and Safety, IMO, News, Organisations, Safety and Security | Read More

Greek Shipowners applaud the important decision of the UN IMO MSC 100

Greek Shipowners applaud the important decision of the UN IMO MSC 100
Theodore El. Veniamis, president of the Union of Greek Shipowners Greek Shipowners applaud the important decision of the UN IMO MSC 100 to develop further measures to deal with the safety implications associated with the 2020 compliant marine fuels and their respective challenges The Union of the Greek...
December 10th, 2018 | Associations, Bunkering, Emissions, Environment, IMO, News, Organisations, UN | Read More

Rescue diver from China who saved three recognized with IMO bravery accolade

Rescue diver from China who saved three recognized with IMO bravery accolade
Zhong Haifeng with his bravery award certificate A rescue diver from China who made a series of underwater dives to rescue three people from a sunken cargo ship, received the 2018 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea during the this year’s IMO Awards ceremony (6 December). Mr. Zhong Haifeng,...
December 10th, 2018 | Awards, Events, Health and Safety, IMO, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

International Maritime Prize presented to Mrs. Birgit Sølling Olsen

International Maritime Prize presented to Mrs. Birgit Sølling Olsen
Mrs. Birgit Sølling Olsen winner of the prestigious International Maritime Prize for 2017 The prestigious International Maritime Prize for 2017 has been presented to Mrs. Birgit Sølling Olsen, former Deputy Director-General of the Danish Maritime Authority. IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim presented...
December 10th, 2018 | Awards, Events, IMO | Read More

Royal visit to IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee

Royal visit to IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee
Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal 06/12/2018 – Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visited IMO Headquarters in London (5 December). The Princess Royal was received by IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim and addressed the 100th session of the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) and took a keen interest...
December 6th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Events, IMO, News, Organisations, People and Places | Read More

Verifavia Shipping signs cooperations with 8 ROs to support IMO DCS Verification

Verifavia Shipping signs cooperations with 8 ROs to support IMO  DCS Verification
l to r:  Julien Dufour CEO, Verifavia Shipping, and Pantelis Chinakis, President and Managing Director of INSB Class LONDON, PANAMA CITY, ATHENS – 06 DECEMBER 2018: Verifavia, the world’s leading emissions verification company for the transport sector (aviation and shipping), today announced...
December 6th, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, IMO, News, Regulatory | Read More

Global project launched to protect marine biodiversity

Global project launched to protect marine biodiversity
GloFouling A new international effort to combat the negative environmental impacts of the transfer of aquatic species through ships has been launched this week. The GloFouling Partnerships project – a collaboration between the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the United Nations Development Programme...
November 26th, 2018 | Environment, IMO, Oceanology, Organisations, Pollution | Read More