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Implementing the 2020 sulphur limit – ban on carriage of non-compliant high sulphur fuel oil agreed

Implementing the 2020 sulphur limit – ban on carriage of non-compliant high sulphur fuel oil agreed
Implementing the 2020 sulphur limit – ban on carriage of non-compliant high sulphur fuel oil agreed IMO has agreed to move forward with a prohibition on the carriage of fuel oil for use on board ships, when that fuel oil is not compliant with a new low sulphur limit which comes into force from 2020. ...
February 9th, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, IMO, News, Organisations, Pollution | Read More

IMO and EBRD sign new partnership to support sustainable shipping

IMO and EBRD sign new partnership to support sustainable shipping
From the signing ceremony The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has signed a new partnership agreement with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The agreement will help promote sustainable shipping through a range of safety- and environment-focused capacity-building...
February 8th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, IMO, Organisations, Shipfinance, UN | Read More

PPR 5 meets – Implementing the 2020 sulphur limit

PPR 5 meets – Implementing the 2020 sulphur limit
IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim 05/02/2018  – The 0.50% limit on sulphur in fuel oil on board ships (outside designated emission control areas) will come into effect on 1 January 2020. Ensuring consistent implementation of the 0.50% requirement is a key item on the agenda of IMO’s Sub-committee...
February 5th, 2018 | Associations, Emissions, Environment, IMO, Organisations, Pollution | Read More

IMO has launched a new informative web page on sulphur 2020

IMO has launched a new informative web page on sulphur 2020
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, ends up in ship emissions. Sulphur oxides (SOx) are known to be harmful to human health, causing respiratory symptoms...
February 2nd, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, IMO, Organisations | Read More

Armenia joins IMO

Armenia joins IMO
.. Armenia joins the International Maritime Organization The Republic of Armenia has become the latest Member of IMO, following the deposit of an instrument of acceptance of the Convention on the International Maritime Organization with the Secretary-General of the United Nations on 19 January 2018. With...
January 22nd, 2018 | IMO, Organisations | Read More

IMO chiefs praise Georgia’s Nino Kharadze for her magnificent work

IMO chiefs praise Georgia’s Nino Kharadze for her magnificent work
Far-sighted: ambassador Beruchashvili and Nino Kharadze. IMO chiefs praise Georgia’s Nino Kharadze for her magnificent work By James Brewer  Diplomats accredited to the International Maritime Organization, secretariat leaders, entrepreneurs and colleagues gathered for a special event at the London...
December 20th, 2017 | Country Profiles, IMO, Politics and Government | Read More

Georgia assumes higher profile at IMO as nation becomes central to East-West trade

Georgia assumes higher profile at IMO as nation becomes central to East-West trade
Ambassador Tamar Beruchashvili. Georgia assumes higher profile at IMO as nation becomes central to East-West trade By James Brewer As exciting developments in trans-Eurasian trade gather speed, the Caucasian country of Georgia is rising to new prominence in the maritime world. The nation is felicitously...
December 19th, 2017 | IMO, Interviews, News, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

Africa maritime cooperation centre launched

Africa maritime cooperation centre launched
Africa has launched its maritime technology cooperation centre as part of an ambitious IMO-EU project to establish a global network of centres to further global efforts in addressing climate change. The centres will act as regional focal points for a wide range of activities including improving compliance...
December 14th, 2017 | IMO, Organisations | Read More

BIMCO and CIRM propose software maintenance standard for shipping

BIMCO and CIRM propose software maintenance  standard for shipping
Richard Doherty from CIRM (left) and Aron Frank Sørensen from BIMCO (right) congratulate each other after finalizing the Standard on Software Maintenance of Shipboard Equipment text. BIMCO and the international association for the marine electronics industry, CIRM (Comité International Radio-Maritime),...
December 14th, 2017 | Associations, BIMCO, IMO, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology | Read More

IMO News Winter 2017

IMO News Winter 2017
.. News: Progress made in developing greenhouse gas strategy for international shipping News: Ocean change requires global solutions – UN Oceans Envoy Feature: Global treaty to halt invasive aquatic species enters into force Feature: IMO promotes fishing vessel safety agreement to save lives Viewers...
December 13th, 2017 | Communication, IMO, Organisations | Read More

Continued support for safe and sustainable ship recycling in Bangladesh

Continued support for safe and sustainable ship recycling in Bangladesh
.. The second phase of an IMO-implemented project to enhance safe and environmentally sound ship recycling in Bangladesh is set to begin in January, following a US$1.1 million funding agreement with Norway. The two-year project will build on the first phase of the Safe and Environmentally Sound Ship...
December 13th, 2017 | Health and Safety, IMO, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Overview – IMO Assembly, 30th session, 27 November to 6 December 2017

Overview – IMO Assembly, 30th session, 27 November to 6 December 2017
A view from the Assembly 11/12/2017 The Assembly adopted strategic plan, including seven newly-identified strategic directions to support implementation of UN SDGS. Full Story » IMO Secretary-General opening speech here. The IMO Assembly met for its 30th session at IMO Headquarters in London, United...
December 11th, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IMO, Organisations | Read More

Marine environment protection in Southeast Asia gets fresh backing from Norad

Marine environment protection in Southeast Asia gets fresh backing from Norad
A new IMO-Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) environmental project in Southeast Asia is set to begin, to support seven countries to protect the marine environment from shipping operations. The four-year project will focus on enhancing the countries’ capacity to implement a number...
December 8th, 2017 | Associations, Environment, IMO, Organisations | Read More

Liberia re-elected to IMO Council

Liberia re-elected to IMO Council
LIBERIA has been re-elected to the Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), a position it has held continuously since 2012. Commissioner of the Liberia Maritime Authority, Dr James Kollie, says, “It is very gratifying to see Liberia reconfirmed in its position as a leading maritime...
December 7th, 2017 | Flags, IMO, Organisations | Read More

ICS Chairman commends China’s positive engagement with IMO

ICS Chairman commends China’s positive engagement with IMO
Esben Poulsson The Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), Mr Esben Poulsson, has praised the positive role played by the Chinese Government in supporting the global regulatory framework for merchant shipping provided by the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO). In his keynote...
December 6th, 2017 | Associations, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, News, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

Somalia signs Jeddah Amendment on illicit maritime activity

Somalia signs Jeddah Amendment on illicit maritime activity
.. 04/12/2017  – Somalia has become the 14th signatory* to the Jeddah Amendment to the Djibouti Code of Conduct – the instrument developed and adopted by countries in the Western Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden that has been a key factor in repressing piracy and armed robbery against ships operating...
December 4th, 2017 | IMO, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Safety and Security | Read More

Global maritime technology cooperation centre network officially launched

Global maritime technology cooperation centre network officially launched
… Global network of centres of excellence in marine technology was officially launched on Monday (4 December) at the headquarters of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The Directors of five regional Maritime Technology Cooperation Centres (MTCCs) signed a Memorandum of Understanding...
December 4th, 2017 | IMO, Organisations | Read More

IMO Assembly elects new 40-Member Council

IMO Assembly elects new 40-Member Council
Briefing: 35 01/12/2017  – The Assembly of the International Maritime Organization has elected the following States to be Members of its Council for the 2018-2019 biennium: Category (a) 10 States with the largest interest in providing international shipping services: China, Greece, Italy, Japan,...
December 1st, 2017 | IMO, Organisations | Read More

IMO’s Bravery Awards Ceremony 2017

IMO’s Bravery Awards Ceremony 2017
IMO Headquarters’ impressive entrance; seamanship at its best The International Maritime Organization Awards Ceremony 2017, which took place at IMO headquarters, was a dignified occasion with much cause for celebration of achievement by individuals in the shipping industry.  Dr. Evelyn Stefanaki...
November 28th, 2017 | Awards, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, HR, IMO, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

International Maritime Prize for 2016 presented to Koji Sekimizu

International Maritime Prize for 2016 presented to Koji Sekimizu
It was a great honour for me to serve IMO and the international maritime community as the Secretary-General and I am proud of my life totally devoted to IMO,” Mr. Sekimizu said in his acceptance speech. The prestigious International Maritime Prize for 2016 has been presented to Mr. Koji Sekimizu,...
November 28th, 2017 | Awards, IMO, Organisations, Person Profiles | Read More

IMO Secretary-General outlines challenges facing the Organization

IMO Secretary-General outlines challenges facing the Organization
… Assembly, 30th session, 27 November to 6 December 2017: Climate change, digital disruption and sustainable development among key areas as IMO moves into new era. The Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Mr. Kitack Lim, has urged Member States to seize the opportunity...
November 27th, 2017 | Climate, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IMO, Organisations, Person Profiles | Read More

Cooperation for oil spill preparedness in west, central and southern Africa

Cooperation for oil spill preparedness in west, central and southern Africa
… Briefing: 31 17/11/2017  – A regional conference of countries in west, central and southern Africa has committed to continue to work at both national and regional levels to boost preparedness to deal with oil spill incidents which could be devastating both for the marine environment...
November 17th, 2017 | EEZ, Environment, IMO, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Organisations, Pollution | Read More

Vitaly Klyuyev: “Seafarers training system in Russia complies with international standards”

Vitaly Klyuyev: “Seafarers training system in Russia complies with international standards”
Vitaly Klyuyev The system of training and certification of seafarers in Russia has been brought into compliance with the international requirements. Major efforts of the Transport Ministry and other ad hoc agencies have lead up to that. In his interview* with IAA PortNews, Vitaly Klyuyev**, Director...
November 14th, 2017 | Academia, Associations, Communication, HR, IMO, Interviews, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Organisations, Person Profiles, Politics and Government, Shipmanagement | Read More

ICS and CMI update campaingn

ICS and CMI update campaingn
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – whose member national shipowner associations represent over 80% of the world merchant fleet, and the Comité Maritime International (CMI) – the international association for maritime lawyers, have released an updated brochure to promote the importance...
November 13th, 2017 | IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, Organisations, Politics and Government, Regulatory | Read More

Port State control regimes move to boost collaboration, harmonization and information sharing

Port State control regimes move to boost collaboration, harmonization and information sharing
​More PSC regimes are implementing targeted inspections mechanisms, as well as incentive schemes, so that ships found in compliance with international standards are subject to fewer inspections, while substandard ships are targeted more. The port State control regimes which carry out inspections...
November 6th, 2017 | IMO, Regulatory | Read More