Archive for the ‘IMO’ Category

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

The Future-Ready Shipping Conference 2017 – coming soon

The Future-Ready Shipping Conference 2017 – coming soon
IMO and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore are organising the second edition of the Future-Ready Shipping Conference. Two months to go – 25-26 September 2017 – Now in its 2nd edition, the Future-Ready Shipping 2017 Conference – jointly organised by the Maritime and Port...
July 31st, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IMO, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Ballast Water Management Update – July 2017

Ballast Water Management Update – July 2017
Michael Chalos In 2004, the IMO hosted the International Conference on Ballast Water Management to address the problems associated with the introduction of non-native species into aquatic ecosystems when transported in the ballast water of oceangoing vessels.  The members adopted the International Convention...
July 24th, 2017 | Environment, IMO, Legal, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution, Press and Media, Regulatory, Shipmanagement | Read More

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