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Global project launched to tackle plastic litter from ships and fisheries

Global project launched to tackle plastic litter from ships and fisheries
The GloLitter Partnerships Project agreement was signed by IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim and His Excellency Wegger Chr. Strømmen, Norway’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, on Thursday 5 December, 2019. Global project launched to tackle plastic litter from...
December 5th, 2019 | Environment, Fisheries, IMO, News, Oceanology, Pollution | Read More

The BDI “recovers”, Wets “falling” and Geopolitics more than messy…

The BDI “recovers”, Wets “falling” and Geopolitics more than messy…
John Faraclas                             The BDI “recovers”, Wets “falling” and Geopolitics more than messy… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 61 points earlier on today and now reads 1,528 – over and above the 1,500 points....
November 29th, 2019 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Flags, IMO, News, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Centers | Read More

Panama maintains category A in the IMO Council with an absolute majority of votes

Panama maintains category A in the IMO Council with an absolute majority of votes
. Panama maintains category A in the IMO Council with an absolute majority of votes Once again, Panama hosted their traditional Panama party for all IMO Delegates and guests, attending this week the 31st session of the IMO Assembly at IMO Headquarters in London, from 25 November to 4 December 2019. We...
November 29th, 2019 | Flags, IMO | Read More

IMO Assembly elects new 40-Member Council

IMO Assembly elects new 40-Member Council
. IMO Assembly elects new 40-Member Council The Assembly of the International Maritime Organization has elected the following States to be Members of its Council for the 2020-2021 biennium: Category (a)    10 States with the largest interest in providing international shipping services: China, Greece,...
November 29th, 2019 | Flags, IMO | Read More

India accession brings ship recycling convention a step closer to entry into force

India accession brings ship recycling convention a step closer to entry into force
Mr. Gopal Krishna, Secretary to the Government of India, Ministry of Shipping and Mr. Amitabh Kumar, India’s Director General of Shipping, deposited the instrument of accession to the treaty with IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim (l) today (28 November) during the thirty-first session of the IMO...
November 28th, 2019 | Environment, IMO, Organisations, Ship Demolitions | Read More

IMO Secretary-General opens 31st Assembly with a call for concrete action

IMO Secretary-General opens 31st Assembly with a call for concrete action
… IMO Secretary-General opens 31st Assembly with a call for concrete action The Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Mr. Kitack Lim, has opened the Organization’s 31st Assembly session, calling for concrete action to address climate change and other challenges. The...
November 26th, 2019 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Headlines, IMO, Organisations | Read More

Capes surge to lift BDI, Geopolitics stuck in uncertainty and the 31st IMO Assembly Opening session kick starts

Capes surge to lift BDI, Geopolitics stuck in uncertainty and the 31st IMO Assembly Opening session kick starts
John Faraclas Capes surge to lift BDI, Geopolitics stuck in uncertainty and the 31st IMO Assembly Opening session kick starts The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 67 points and now stands at 1,351 thanks to the Capes’ surge… The Geopolitical situation will turn Planet Ocean upside down. John Faraclas’...
November 25th, 2019 | IMO, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices | Read More

Plakiotakis spells it out!

Plakiotakis spells it out!
Ioannis Plakiotakis at the podium address the 31st IMO Assembly opening session Plakiotakis spells it out! What an address that was by the Greek Minister of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy on the  occasion of the 31st IMO Assembly Opening Session earlier on this afternoon; Ioannis Plakiotakis’...
November 25th, 2019 | Breaking News, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, IMO, Insight, Politics and Government, Shipping Centers | Read More

Norway boosts IMO’s GreenVoyage-2050 GHG project

Norway boosts IMO’s GreenVoyage-2050 GHG project
IMO’s Secretary-General Kitack Lim with Norway’s Sveinung Oftedal Norway boosts IMO’s GreenVoyage-2050 GHG project Partnerships and innovations are essential to combat climate change through reductions in GHG emissions. Norway has provided an additional NOK 40,000,000 (US$4.3. million)...
November 13th, 2019 | Environment, Flags, IMO | Read More

IMO launches online tool to smooth reporting formalities

IMO launches online tool to smooth reporting formalities
IMO launches online tool to smooth reporting formalities Important tool used by software developers to create systems for exchanging the relevant data electronically has been made available by the Organization online and free of charge. ​Streamlining the many administrative procedures necessary...
November 11th, 2019 | IMO, IT and Communications, Regulatory | Read More

UK Chamber of Shipping: IMO should give clear direction on the preferred short-term measures to cut emissions

UK Chamber of Shipping: IMO should give clear direction on the preferred short-term measures to cut emissions
Anna Ziou, Policy director at the UK Chamber of Shipping No time to lose! The IMO should give clear direction on the preferred short-term measures to cut emissions The UK Chamber of Shipping has put tackling climate change at the top of its agenda. Shipping is six times more efficient than trucks and...
November 11th, 2019 | Climate, Emissions, Energy, Environment, IMO, Organisations, Pollution | Read More

IMO fishing vessel treaty gets major boost

IMO fishing vessel treaty gets major boost
IMO fishing vessel treaty gets major boost A global regime to create much-needed safety standards for fishing vessels has moved a significant step closer following the IMO-led international Ministerial Conference. Forty-Eight States sign public declaration to indicate their determination to ratify the...
October 23rd, 2019 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IMO, Organisations | Read More

Cook Islands, Sao Tome and Principe accede to Cape Town Agreement, 46 declare support

Cook Islands, Sao Tome and Principe accede to Cape Town Agreement, 46 declare support
Cook Islands, Sao Tome and Principe accede to Cape Town Agreement, 46 declare suppor The Cook Islands and Sao Tome and Principe have become the latest States to become Party to the Cape Town Agreement on fishing vessel safety. They deposited their instruments of accession during the Torremolinos Ministerial...
October 21st, 2019 | IMO | Read More

Safe fishing, legal fishing: conference pushes ratification of Cape Town Agreement

Safe fishing, legal fishing: conference pushes ratification of Cape Town Agreement
Safe fishing, legal fishing: conference pushes ratification of Cape Town Agreement A Ministerial Conference (21-23 October) has opened in Torremolinos, Spain, to garner momentum towards entry into force of the Agreement. This will also help to combat illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing. The...
October 21st, 2019 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Fisheries, IMO | Read More

Fuels of the future to decarbonize shipping

Fuels of the future to decarbonize shipping
. Fuels of the future to decarbonize shipping Ammonia and hydrogen are promising potential fuels of the future in a decarbonized shipping industry, which has to switch to alternative, zero carbon fuels in order to meet the targets set out in the initial IMO strategy on reduction of GHG emissions from...
October 18th, 2019 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Climate, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IMO, Regulatory | Read More

The Union of Greek Shipowners backs Greek proposal to limit main engine power of ships as an immediately effective measure to reduce GHG emissions from ships

The Union of Greek Shipowners backs Greek proposal to limit main engine power of ships as an immediately effective measure to reduce GHG emissions from ships
Theodore El. Veniamis, The Union of Greek Shipowners backs Greek proposal to limit main engine power of ships as an immediately effective measure to reduce GHG emissions from ships In the context of materialising the United Nations International Maritime Organization’s (UN IMO) Initial Strategy for...
October 16th, 2019 | Associations, Comment, Emissions, Environment, IMO, News | Read More

IMO Ministerial Conference aims for safe fishing, legal fishing

IMO Ministerial Conference aims for safe fishing, legal fishing
. IMO Ministerial Conference aims for safe fishing, legal fishing The Conference (21-23 October) brings together ministers and high-level officials from more than 100 countries to promote ratification of the Cape Town Agreement, a key international treaty for safety of fishing vessels. Entry into force...
October 15th, 2019 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Fisheries, IMO | Read More

IMO: Addressing barriers to transboundary carbon capture and storage

IMO: Addressing barriers to transboundary carbon capture and storage
IMO: Addressing barriers to transboundary carbon capture and storage Resolution will allow provisional application of an amendment to allow sub-seabed geological formations for CO2 sequestration projects to be shared across national boundaries Transboundary export of carbon dioxide (CO2) for the purpose...
October 14th, 2019 | Emissions, Environment, IMO, Pollution | Read More

Addressing invasive species in ships’ ballast water – treaty amendments enter into force

Addressing invasive species in ships’ ballast water – treaty amendments enter into force
. Addressing invasive species in ships’ ballast water – treaty amendments enter into force  The BWM Convention amendments formalizing the implementation schedule for the D-2 standard are now in force.  Amendments to an international treaty aimed at preventing the spread of potentially invasive...
October 14th, 2019 | Environment, IMO, Organisations, Pollution, Regulatory | Read More

Low sulphur cap survey reveals high level of commitment to comply

Low sulphur cap survey reveals high level of commitment to comply
. Low sulphur cap survey reveals high level of commitment to comply Palau International Ship Registry (PISR) has completed a survey (IMO 2020 Sulphur Regulation | Your Opinion Matters) and the results show more than 44% of ship owners, operators and managers saying they will definitely comply with the...
October 8th, 2019 | Bunkering, Emissions, Environment, Flags, IMO, Pollution | Read More

Detailed speaker programme now available for IMO sulphur 2020 and alternative fuels symposium 17-18 October

Detailed speaker programme now available for IMO sulphur 2020 and alternative fuels symposium 17-18 October
Detailed speaker programme now available for IMO sulphur 2020 and alternative fuels symposium 17-18 October The detailed programme is now available here  –  https://bit.ly/2ovYPhC  IMO is hosting a Symposium on IMO 2020 and Alternative Fuels  on Thursday, 17 October and Friday, 18 October...
October 7th, 2019 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IMO | Read More

Shipping titans unite for 30 year anniversary of Maritime Cyprus 2019 in Limassol, Cyprus

Shipping titans unite for 30 year anniversary of Maritime Cyprus 2019 in Limassol, Cyprus
IMO Secretary General, Mr Kitack Lim, addresses the audience during the first panel “Regulatory measures: a product of necessity or pressure?” at Maritime Cyprus 2019. Shipping titans unite for 30 year anniversary of Maritime Cyprus 2019 in Limassol, Cyprus Highlights from speeches and panel...
October 7th, 2019 | Anniversaries, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, IMO, Organisations | Read More

Volatility and uncertainty bring the BDI@1,963… What next..?

Volatility and uncertainty bring the BDI@1,963… What next..?
John Faraclas Volatility and uncertainty bring the BDI@1,963… What next..? Per our upload earlier on today the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) went on a free fall headed by the triple digit fall of the Capes. Geopolitics still getting sour. John Faraclas end of the day recap: The BDI lost 90 points thanks...
September 26th, 2019 | Anniversaries, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Events, IMO, Insight, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

IMO: Extreme maritime weather – symposium – 23-25 October – London

IMO: Extreme maritime weather – symposium – 23-25 October – London
. IMO: Extreme maritime weather – symposium – 23-25 October – London International Symposium on Extreme Maritime Weather – Towards Safety of Life at Sea and a Sustainable Blue Economy https://public.wmo.int/en/events/meetings/londonsymposium Identifying ways to reduce the loss...
September 25th, 2019 | Climate, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Energy, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IMO, Oceanology, Organisations, Weather | Read More

IMO showcasing tangible progress at global Climate Action summit

IMO showcasing tangible progress at global Climate Action summit
IMO showcasing tangible progress at global Climate Action summit IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has been reporting on the solid progress being made by the Organization to reduce GHG emissions from international shipping, in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in particular SDG...
September 24th, 2019 | Energy, Environment, IMO, Organisations | Read More