Archive for the ‘IMO’ Category

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

Unsafe mixed migration by sea – an ongoing humanitarian challenge

Unsafe mixed migration by sea – an ongoing humanitarian challenge
… Unsafe mixed migration by sea continues to claim many lives, despite the strenuous efforts made by Governmental and naval rescue services, often supported by merchant vessels, abiding by the long-standing tradition and legal obligation to go to the rescue of persons in distress at sea. The complexities...
October 30th, 2017 | Associations, HR, Immigration, IMO, Organisations | Read More

Progress made in developing GHG strategy for international shipping

Progress made in developing GHG strategy for international shipping
… The second meeting of the Intersessional Working Group on Reduction of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions from Ships (23-27 October) has made progress in starting to shape a draft initial IMO GHG strategy including refining the vision for IMO, which will express IMO’s further commitment to...
October 30th, 2017 | Associations, Climate, Emissions, Environment, IMO, Pollution | Read More

Shipping Industry ‘broadly satisfied’ with IMO progress on CO2 strategy – but much work still to be done

Shipping Industry ‘broadly satisfied’ with IMO progress on CO2 strategy – but much work still to be done
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), BIMCO, INTERCARGO and INTERTANKO represented the global shipping industry throughout this week’s intensive discussions at the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO), which continued the development of a comprehensive CO2 reduction strategy for...
October 27th, 2017 | Associations, BIMCO, Environment, IMO, Intercargo, International Chamber of Shipping, Intertanko, Organisations | Read More

Hands off the Hellenic Coast Guard officers

Hands off the Hellenic Coast Guard officers
The Greek Ministry of Shipping and the Aegean which also houses the Hellenic Coast Guard’s HQ’s To our great perplexity, we hear that the Greek minister of shipping and the Aegean has ordered the commandant of the Hellenic Coast Guard (HCG) to transfer to other posts the officers who dealt...
October 24th, 2017 | Environment, IMO, Oil Spill, Organisations, Politics and Government, Pollution, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Ocean Change requires solutions – UN Oceans Envoy

Ocean Change requires solutions – UN Oceans Envoy
IMO’s Secretary-General Kitack Lim with ​Fiji’s Ambassador Peter Thomson, the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean Solutions to address human-induced “Ocean Change” are needed to save life in the ocean and reverse the cycle of decline in which it is caught, according...
October 23rd, 2017 | Associations, Environment, Events, IMO, News, Oceanology, Organisations, UN | Read More

Regulating ship speed could cut emissions by a third – study

Regulating ship speed could cut emissions by a third – study
… Greenhouse gas emissions from three ship types – containerships, bulkers and tankers – could be reduced by a third, on average, by reducing their speed, according to a new independent study that will be presented to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) next week.  The cumulative...
October 18th, 2017 | Emissions, Energy, Environment, IMO | Read More

IMO regional centre assists in Agia Zoni II clean up

IMO regional centre assists in Agia Zoni II clean up
… 10/10/2017  – ​The IMO-administered Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea (REMPEC) is providing technical expertise to help clean up beaches in Greece affected by an oil spill. Two experts are in Greece (8 to 14 October) to give technical support...
October 10th, 2017 | Environment, HR, IMO, Military, News, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

IMO’s Secretary-General Kitak Lim interview with PortNews

IMO’s Secretary-General Kitak Lim interview with PortNews
IMO’s Secretary-General Kitak Lim In his exclusive interview with IAA PortNews in Moscow, IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim covered a wide range of IMO activities: fuel and environmental regulations, Polar Code, autonomous ships, cybersecurity, and many others:  – What is your first impression...
October 6th, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Flags, IMO, Interviews, News, Organisations, People and Places, Press and Media | Read More

Panama’s World Maritime Day Parallel Event

Panama’s World Maritime Day Parallel Event
The connections between ships, ports and people were once again the focus for an international audience, as Panama hosted the 2017 World Maritime Day Parallel Event (1-3 October). The event was formally opened by His Excellency Mr Juan Carlos Varela Rodriguez, President of the Republic of Panama. During...
October 5th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IMO, Organisations, Shipping Centers | Read More

Happy World Maritime Day!

Happy World Maritime Day!
The maritime sector, which includes shipping, ports and the people that operate them, can and should play a significant role helping Member States to create conditions for increased employment, prosperity and stability ashore through promoting trade by sea; enhancing the port and maritime sector as wealth...
September 28th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Associations, Environment, Events, HR, IMO, News, Organisations | Read More

IMO Feature – A maritime treaty is adopted or amended – what happens next?

IMO Feature – A maritime treaty is adopted or amended – what happens next?
From the legal workshop Throughout the maritime world, the technical regulations developed and adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) are well known. Shipmasters and officers, as well as expert trainers and educators, spend many hours getting to grips with the knowledge needed to implement...
September 28th, 2017 | IMO, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

The dangers of Volatility in the Markets and Geopolitics

The dangers of Volatility in the Markets and Geopolitics
John Faraclas As predicted yesterday the market “improved” today following its midweek fall, an easy job to do being familiarised with volatility which enable us to foresee the asymmetrical behaviour of the indices. Geopolitics continue an erratic course. John Faraclas daily briefing: The BDI gained...
September 14th, 2017 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Shipmanagement, Shipping Centers, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Technical, Technology, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Jamaica and Malta accede to Ballast Water Management Convention

Jamaica and Malta accede to Ballast Water Management Convention
​“This is a landmark step towards halting the spread of invasive aquatic species, which can cause havoc for local ecosystems, affect biodiversity and lead to substantial economic loss,” said IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim. Jamaica and Malta have become the latest States to sign up to IMO’s...
September 13th, 2017 | Environment, IMO, Pollution | Read More

IMarEST assists maritime sector as global treaty enters into force to halt invasive species

IMarEST assists maritime sector as global treaty enters into force to halt invasive species
Comb jelly Phylum Ctenophora do not have stinging cells and have a simpler reproductive system than most jellies. The International Ballast Water Management Convention enters into force today (8 September 2017) and the IMarEST remains on standby to support vessel owners, equipment manufacturers and...
September 8th, 2017 | IMarEST, IMO, Regulatory | Read More

Global treaty to halt invasive aquatic species enters into force

Global treaty to halt invasive aquatic species enters into force
A key international measure for environmental protection that aims to stop the spread of potentially invasive aquatic species in ships’ ballast water enters into force today (8 September 2017).  The International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments...
September 8th, 2017 | Environment, IMO, News, Oceanology, Organisations, Pollution | Read More

Instant access to IMO Dynamic Positioning Guidelines from the IMCA Website

Instant access to IMO Dynamic Positioning Guidelines from the IMCA Website
Richard Benzie It was in March 2015 that the International Maritime Organization (IMO) agreed to use the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) proposals as the basis for the review of the IMO Guidelines for vessels with dynamic positioning (DP) systems (MSC/Circ.645). Now that IMO has...
August 23rd, 2017 | Associations, Communication, IMO, Organisations, Regulatory, Technical, Technology | Read More

New global project to address bioinvasions via ships’ hulls

New global project to address bioinvasions via ships’ hulls
… A new global project to help protect marine ecosystems from the negative effects of invasive aquatic species has been given the go-ahead for preparation.  The GloFouling Partnerships project – a collaboration between the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the United Nations Development Programme...
August 7th, 2017 | Environment, IMO, Organisations | Read More

IMO’s Kitak Lim to visit Russia

IMO’s Kitak Lim to visit Russia
IMO’s Secretary-general Kitak Lim Kitak Lim, Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will visit Russia in September 2017, a Transport Ministry’s official told IAA PortNews. Vitaly Klyuyev, Director of the Transport Ministry’s Department of State Policy for...
August 4th, 2017 | IMO, Organisations | Read More

International Maritime Prize for 2016 goes to Koji Sekimizu, former IMO Secretary-General

International Maritime Prize for 2016 goes to Koji Sekimizu, former IMO Secretary-General
​Mr. Sekimizu joined the IMO Secretariat in 1989 and worked in both the Maritime Safety and Marine Environment Divisions, holding the post of Director for each before going on to be elected IMO Secretary-General, a post he held from 2012 to 2016. International Maritime Prize for 2016 goes to Koji...
August 2nd, 2017 | Awards, Events, IMO, Organisations | Read More

IMO in the polar environment: Search and Rescue

IMO in the polar environment: Search and Rescue
02/08/2017  – Following the launch of IMO’s film on the IMO Polar Code, a new video focused on search and rescued in polar regions is being published today. The second video in a series on IMO in the polar environment takes a closer look at the challenges of search and rescue operations in...
August 2nd, 2017 | Health and Safety, IMO, Safety and Security | Read More

Flame-defying maritime pilots recognized with IMO bravery accolade

Flame-defying maritime pilots recognized with IMO bravery accolade
Two members of the Houston Pilots in the United States are to receive the 2017 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea. The pair will be recognized for their role in averting a major tragedy when the ship they were piloting broke down and burst into flames after colliding with mooring dolphins. Despite...
August 1st, 2017 | Airline Industry, Associations, Aviation, Awards, HR, IMO | Read More