Posts Tagged ‘IMO’

IMO postpones further meetings due to COVID-19

IMO postpones further meetings due to COVID-19  IMO has decided to postpone a number of meetings following the global coronavirus outbreak.  Full Story »  The IMO Secretariat has been closely monitoring developments of the impact of COVID-19 at local and global levels and has followed advice provided...
March 12th, 2020 | Health and Safety | Read More

Fishing vessel safety treaty gets further boost

Fishing vessel safety treaty gets further boost
Fishing vessel safety treaty gets further boost The Torremolinos Declaration  on fishing vessel safety and combating IUU fishing has now reached 51 signatories.  The entry into force of IMO’s Cape Town Agreement on fishing vessel safety will be crucial for improved safety at sea for fishers...
March 11th, 2020 | Fisheries, Safety and Security | Read More

IMCA is instrumental in IMO esablishing correspondence group to revise diving code

IMCA is instrumental in IMO esablishing correspondence group to revise diving code
Group photo in front of IMCA’s display. Left of the diving mannequin – IMCA team, IMCA Members. Right of the diving mannequin – IMO Member State Representatives from the Marshall Islands and the Bahamas IMCA is instrumental in IMO esablishing correspondence group to revise diving code The...
March 10th, 2020 | Health and Safety, Safety and Security | Read More

The power of visibility – IMO launches photo search for women in maritime

The power of visibility – IMO launches photo search for women in maritime
IMO’s gender programme is launching a photo search to build a bank of images of women in maritime. Full Story » Imagine a world where a woman is shown as the expert, the captain, the chief engineer, and the one in control. Though the maritime industry is seeing a shift in diversity and is beginning...
March 9th, 2020 | WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) issues new Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for shipping industry

International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) issues new Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for shipping industry
.. International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) issues new Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for shipping industry Document produced in collaboration with international bodies; WHO, IMO, ECDC and IMHA. Thursday 5th March – The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has issued brand new guidance for the...
March 5th, 2020 | Health and Safety, HR, International Chamber of Shipping, Medical | Read More

IMO 2020 sulphur limit implementation – carriage ban enters into force

IMO 2020 sulphur limit implementation – carriage ban enters into force
The IMO HQ’s in London IMO 2020 sulphur limit implementation – carriage ban enters into force Consistent implementation of the IMO 2020 regulation which limits sulphur in ships fuel oil is enhanced from 1 March 2020, with the entry into force of a rule to ban the carriage of non-compliant...
March 2nd, 2020 | Emissions, Energy, Environment | Read More

New IMO department will tackle key global issues through innovative partnerships

New IMO department will tackle key global issues through innovative partnerships
New IMO department will tackle key global issues through innovative partnership A new department has been established within the IMO Secretariat to focus on supporting Member States to tackle key global issues in the context of international shipping – and help promote sustainable development. IMO...
February 28th, 2020 | Trade and Commerce | Read More

Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR 7), 17-21 February 2020

Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR 7), 17-21 February 2020
. Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR 7), 17-21 February 2020 Prohibiting the use and carriage for use as fuel of heavy fuel oil by ships in the Arctic waters- draft MARPOL amendments agreed The Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR) agreed draft amendments to MARPOL...
February 25th, 2020 | Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Pollution | Read More

Arctic Heavy Fuel Oil Ban Inches Forward, but loopholes denounced as “outrageous”

Arctic Heavy Fuel Oil Ban Inches Forward, but loopholes denounced as “outrageous”
Arctic Heavy Fuel Oil Ban Inches Forward, but loopholes denounced as “outrageous” Draft regulation delays implementation of Arctic HFO ban unti 2029 London, Friday February 21, 2020:- NGOs and Indigenous groups today cautiously acknowledged progress by the International Maritime Organization (IMO)...
February 21st, 2020 | Arctic Shipping, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Pollution | Read More

The Bahamas is one of the first Council members to present its annual assessment payment to the IMO

The Bahamas is one of the first Council members to present its annual assessment payment to the IMO
High Commissioner Ellison Greenslade, presents the Bahamas’ annual assessment payment to IMO Secretary General Kitack Lim * The Bahamas is one of the first Council members to present its annual assessment payment to the IMO On 5th February 2020, The Bahamas continued its long-held tradition of making...
February 11th, 2020 | Flags | Read More

Capes volatility keeps the Dry market “buoyant”…

Capes volatility keeps the Dry market “buoyant”…
John Faraclas Capes volatility keeps the Dry market “buoyant”… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was up 75 points at 1,426… Geopolitics still sour. John Faraclas’ brief recap: The BDI is now over and above the 1,400 points; cross your fingers and don’t complain! The Capes’ three digit  plus figure...
November 26th, 2019 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, News, Press and Media, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | 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

Joe J. Angelo receives the 2018 International Maritime Prize!

Joe J. Angelo receives the 2018 International Maritime Prize!
What a reaction! Joe J. Angelo receives the 2018 International Maritime Prize! I was more than honoured to be present to this award for a man whom I know for years, his life being interwoven with the Shipping Industry in all sectors, particularly with tankers. Joe J. Angelo was the former Deputy Managing...
November 25th, 2019 | Awards, Intertanko, Person Profiles | Read More

ECSA: “IMO Intersessional Working Group meeting was good and fruitful preparatory work”

ECSA: “IMO Intersessional Working Group meeting was good and fruitful preparatory work”
Martin Dorsman ECSA: “IMO Intersessional Working Group meeting was good and fruitful preparatory work” To rectify statements put forward by organisations such as the Clean Shipping Coalition, ECSA stresses the IMO’s Intersessional Working Group meeting that took place this week in London...
November 15th, 2019 | Associations, International Chamber of Shipping | Read More

IMO agrees a goal-based approach to help cut emissions

IMO agrees a goal-based approach to help cut emissions
Anna Ziou, Policy director at the UK Chamber of Shipping IMO agrees a goal-based approach to help cut emissions The IMO, which met in London this week to discuss how the shipping industry can continue to decarbonise, has agreed that a goal-setting approach is the best way to reduce carbon emissions in...
November 15th, 2019 | Associations, Climate, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Pollution | Read More

New report highlights health, nature and climate benefits of reducing ship speeds

New report highlights health, nature and climate benefits of reducing ship speeds
John Maggs New report highlights health, nature and climate benefits of reducing ship speeds Brussels, 11 November 2019. On the eve of the latest round of UN ship climate negotiations at the International Maritime Organisation in London, a new report published by Seas at Risk and Transport & Environment...
November 11th, 2019 | Climate, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

Market collapse continues with the BDI@1,428

Market collapse continues with the BDI@1,428
John Faraclas Market collapse continues with the BDI@1,428 The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 105 points thanks to the Capes’ three digit fall. Geopolitics still mess and Grammenos’ brigade continues its success on day two; John Faraclas’ brief recap: The BDI lost its 1,500 points threshold and let’s...
November 7th, 2019 | Banking, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, Markets, Ship Demolitions, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Markets collapse but Grammenos’ brigade makes waves

Markets collapse but Grammenos’ brigade makes waves
John Faraclas Markets collapse but Grammenos’ brigade makes waves The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell down to 1,533 points  – minus 123 since yesterday proving the volatility, unsustainability and the difficult times ahead amid a perplexed Geopolitical environment; John Faraclas’ brief daily...
November 6th, 2019 | Anniversaries, Banking, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Finance, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Dry and Wet Markets tumble; Geopolitics worsening… CAUTION!

Dry and Wet Markets tumble; Geopolitics worsening… CAUTION!
John Faraclas Dry and Wet Markets tumble; Geopolitics worsening… CAUTION! The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell 20 points earlier on today and now stands at 1,782 losing the 1,800 threshold!!! The geopolitical situation couldn’t be worse… John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capes’ BCI was stuck at 3,078...
October 30th, 2019 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets | Read More

Cape Town to host the eighth Regional Conference of the Global Initiative for West, Central and Southern Africa (GI WACAF) (28-31 October)

Cape Town to host the eighth Regional Conference of the Global Initiative for West, Central and Southern Africa (GI WACAF) (28-31 October)
Cape Town to host the eighth Regional Conference of the Global Initiative for West, Central and Southern Africa (GI WACAF) (28-31 October) Oil spill response in Africa: GI WACAF project, 13 years of success From 28 to 31 October, Cape Town (South Africa) will host the eighth Regional Conference of...
October 24th, 2019 | Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Oil Spill | Read More

Hempel joins Getting to Zero Coalition

Hempel joins Getting to Zero Coalition
.. Hempel joins Getting to Zero Coalition Global coatings supplier Hempel announced on 24 October that it has joined the Getting to Zero Coalition, a multi-stakeholder group that aims to see the introduction of commercially viable zero emission shipping vessels by 2030. In 2018, the International Maritime...
October 24th, 2019 | Emissions, Energy, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution | Read More

Sulphur 2020: stakeholders prepare for a sea change from 1 January 2020

Sulphur 2020: stakeholders prepare for a sea change from 1 January 2020
. IMO. Sulphur 2020: stakeholders prepare for a sea change from 1 January 2020 Member States and industry stakeholders outline their readiness – and highlight challenges – for sulphur 2020 implementation.  More…    From 1 January 2020, sulphur oxide emissions from ships will be reduced...
October 18th, 2019 | Emissions, Energy, Environment, International Chamber of Shipping, Pollution | Read More

EU/IMO global project drives energy efficiency in the maritime sector

EU/IMO global project drives energy efficiency in the maritime sector
. EU/IMO global project drives energy efficiency in the maritime sector The GMN global network of maritime technology cooperation centres has completed numerous pilot projects over the past three years, helping to drive forward the changes which are required to reduce GHG emissions from shipping. More… A...
October 17th, 2019 | Energy, Environment | Read More

IMO 2020 and alternative fuels symposium 17-18 October

IMO 2020 and alternative fuels symposium 17-18 October
IMO 2020 and alternative fuels symposium 17-18 October Key speakers: there will be panel discussions and opportunities for Q and A. Thursday 17 October 09:45 – 10:30 Member States’ perspectives of IMO 2020 implementation and enforcement • Mr. Nicholas Makar, Deputy Commissioner of Maritime...
October 15th, 2019 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Bunkering, Energy, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

Need to understand scrubbers? Attend the IMO symposium on Sulphur 2020 and alternative fuels

Need to understand scrubbers? Attend the IMO symposium on Sulphur 2020 and alternative fuels
Need to understand scrubbers? Attend the IMO symposium on Sulphur 2020 and alternative fuels Not sure about scrubbers? Attend the symposium http://www.imo.org/en/About/Events/Pages/Symposium-on-IMO-2020-and-Alternative-Fuels–.aspx  I would like to make sure that you are aware of the symposium...
October 1st, 2019 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More