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ABS hosts ‘Empower Hour’ at Nor-Shipping to focus on the role of women within the maritime industry

ABS hosts ‘Empower Hour’ at Nor-Shipping to focus on the role of women within the maritime industry
Kirsi Tikka ABS hosts ‘Empower Hour’ at Nor-Shipping to focus on the role of women within the maritime industry Nor-Shipping 2019 saw ABS hold its first ‘Empower Hour’, an opportunity for women innovators to network and discuss trends in the maritime industry. The event was developed in support...
June 11th, 2019 | Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Exhibitions, HR, IMO, UN, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Capes’ rise “boost” BDI amid unexpected geopolitical developments to come…

Capes’ rise “boost” BDI amid unexpected geopolitical developments to come…
John Faraclas Capes’ rise “boost” BDI amid unexpected geopolitical developments to come… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained another 19 points – same as yesterday and now stands at 1,141 Geopolitics messy and dangers loom in the background. John Faraclas’ brief recap: The Capes’ BCI continue...
June 5th, 2019 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Exhibitions, IMO, Markets, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Reports, Ship Finance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

“Sustainable and balanced” – IMO Secretary-General outlines blueprint for blue growth

“Sustainable and balanced” – IMO Secretary-General outlines blueprint for blue growth
“Sustainable and balanced” – IMO Secretary-General outlines blueprint for blue growth IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim delivered a strong reminder about the vital importance of balanced and sustainable development to delegates at the Ocean Leadership conference at the Nor-Shipping 2019 conference...
June 4th, 2019 | Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, IMO | Read More

The BDI@1,082; Supras “spoil” the broth…

The BDI@1,082; Supras “spoil” the broth…
The BDI@1,082; Supras “spoil” the broth… John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended up 16 points earlier on today following the long weekend due to the spring Holiday as well as due to end of the European Union’s election process. Now if we have so far stressed the perplexed and enigmatic...
May 28th, 2019 | Arctic Shipping, Art and auctions, Associations, Charity, Chartering, Classification Societies, Climate, Construction, Consumers Market, Container shipping, Containers, Cruise Ferry, Cruise Industry, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Energy, Environment, European Union, Holidays, HR, IMO, Insurance and Reinsurance, IT and Communications, LNG, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Marinas, Maritime Art, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Mediterranean Shipping, News, Oceanology, Oil Industry, Organisations, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Press and Media, Religion, Reports, Sailing, Shipping Centers, Shipping Indices, Short-sea shipping, Sports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Tourism, Trade and Commerce, Weather, Yachting | Read More

Sulphur 2020 implementation – IMO issues additional guidance

Sulphur 2020 implementation – IMO issues additional guidance
.. Sulphur 2020 implementation – IMO issues additional guidance The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has approved and adopted a comprehensive set of guidance and guidelines to support the consistent implementation of the lower 0.50% limit on sulphur in ships’ fuel oil, which will enter...
May 20th, 2019 | Emissions, Environment, IMO, News, Organisations, Pollution, Regulatory | Read More

UN agency pushes forward on shipping emissions reduction

UN agency pushes forward on shipping emissions reduction
. UN agency pushes forward on shipping emissions reduction IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) pushed forward with a number of measures aimed at supporting the achievement of the objectives set out in the initial IMO strategy on reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from...
May 20th, 2019 | Emissions, Energy, Environment, IMO, Pollution | Read More

The UGS welcomes the progress made at the UN IMO MEPC74

The UGS welcomes the progress made at the UN IMO MEPC74
Theodore El. Veniamis, The UGS welcomes the progress made at the UN IMO MEPC74  The UGS welcomes the progress made at the UN IMO MEPC74 towards a safe and consistent implementation of the 2020 global sulphur cap on marine fuels and sustainable environmental policies The Union of Greek Shipowners warmly...
May 20th, 2019 | Associations, Emissions, Environment, IMO, News | Read More

Invest in Change

Invest in Change
Carleen Lyden Walker Invest in Change “Actions not Words” Kitack Lim opened the MEPC meeting in London with a call for “actions not words”.  This refrain is being echoed throughout the world as society demands the shipping industry work to reduce its contribution to climate change by reducing...
May 15th, 2019 | Energy, Environment, IMO, Organisations | Read More

Global problem, local actions – how an IMO/EU initiative is helping cut maritime emissions

Global problem, local actions – how an IMO/EU initiative is helping cut maritime emissions
Global problem, local actions – how an IMO/EU initiative is helping cut maritime emissions A new IMO video puts the spotlight on how an IMO/EU initiative is helping cut maritime emissions in the Solomon Islands as part of a global project to help tackle climate change. http://www.imo.org/en/MediaCentre/PressBriefings/Pages/09-video-launch-global-problem-local-actions.aspx  Watch...
May 15th, 2019 | Emissions, Environment, European Union, IMO, Organisations, Pollution | Read More

UN agency launches new global project to tackle maritime GHG emissions

UN agency launches new global project to tackle maritime GHG emissions
​IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim (left) and Mr Sveinung Oftedal, Specialist Director of the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment, signed the GreenVoyage-2050 project. UN agency launches new global project to tackle maritime GHG emissions A major international project to support the International...
May 14th, 2019 | Emissions, Environment, IMO, News, Organisations | Read More

Greek Shipowners put their weight behind the forthcoming UN IMO MEPC 74 for effective and sustainable solutions

Greek Shipowners put their weight behind the forthcoming UN IMO MEPC 74 for effective and sustainable solutions
Theodore El. Veniamis, Greek Shipowners put their weight behind the forthcoming UN IMO MEPC 74 for effective and sustainable solutions Ahead of the critical UN IMO Marine Environment and Protection Committee 74 (MEPC 74) meeting of next week, the Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS) urges IMO Member States...
May 10th, 2019 | Associations, Energy, Environment, IMO, News, Organisations, UN | Read More

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