Posts Tagged ‘IMO’

Rescue diver from China who saved three from sunken cargo ship to be recognized with IMO bravery accolade

Rescue diver from China who saved three from sunken cargo ship to be recognized with IMO bravery accolade
IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea A rescue diver from China who made a series of underwater dives to rescue three people from a sunken cargo ship will receive the 2018 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery At Sea.  http://www.imo.org/en/MediaCentre/PressBriefings/Pages/14-C120Bravery.aspx   A...
July 9th, 2018 | Awards, Health and Safety, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

ISO specification is another step forward for Methanol as marine fuel

ISO specification is another step forward for Methanol as marine fuel
IMO decision to task international standards body with new standard reflects growth of interest as Methanol as a safe, clean marine fuel Singapore, 09 July 2018. The Methanol Institute has welcomed the decision of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to invite the International Organization...
July 9th, 2018 | Bunkering, Environment | Read More

New report shows poor policies at UN shipping agency put climate goals at risk

New report shows poor policies at UN shipping agency put climate goals at risk
Rueben Lifuka Transparency International offers recommendations to address key vulnerabilities Berlin, Germany – In advance of today’s council meeting of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Transparency International is releasing a new report that highlights several transparency and accountability...
July 2nd, 2018 | Climate, Emissions, Environment, Pollution, Reports | Read More

Liberia underlines commitment to seafarer wellbeing on IMO Day of the Seafarer

Liberia underlines commitment to seafarer wellbeing on IMO Day of the Seafarer
Cadets on board The Liberian Registry has underlined its commitment to protecting the welfare of seafarers on the occasion of the International Maritime Organization’s Day of the Seafarer, which this year takes ‘seafarer wellbeing’, and mental health in particular, as its theme. Scott Bergeron,...
June 26th, 2018 | Flags, Health and Safety, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

Celebrate Christo!

Celebrate Christo!
The Mastaba being built on the Serpentine. Celebrate Christo! His ‘revolutionising art’ is saluted by Bulgarians in London By James Brewer Christo, Bulgarian-born and for much of his life a resident of New York, is a revolutioniser of visual art. That description was bestowed by Konstantin Dimitrov,...
June 4th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Film Industry, Story of the Month | Read More

Safer Arctic Shipping Routes and Protections adopted for Bering Strait between Alaska and Russia

Safer Arctic Shipping Routes and Protections adopted for Bering Strait between Alaska and Russia
Map credits Audubon Alaska Safer Shipping Routes for Arctic’s Bering Strait Receive International Approval This Week After Years of Input from Local Communities and NGOs Kevin Harun, Arctic Program Director for Pacific Environment, reports from this week’s London meeting of the...
May 25th, 2018 | Arctic Shipping, Environment | Read More

IMO High-Level Forum “IMO 70: Our Heritage – Better Shipping for a Better Future” highlights IACS’ ongoing and unparalleled support of the IMO

IMO High-Level Forum “IMO 70: Our Heritage – Better Shipping for a Better Future” highlights IACS’ ongoing and unparalleled support of the IMO
IACS’ chairman Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen In support of the IMO’s programme of events to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the adoption of the IMO Convention, IACS Council Chair, Mr Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, was delighted to speak at the IMO’s High-Level Forum held in London yesterday.  “With the...
May 16th, 2018 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, IACS | Read More

Major funding from INTENS and Business Finland to enhance NAPA’s voyage planning services

Major funding from INTENS and Business Finland to enhance NAPA’s voyage planning services
NAPA Shipping Solutions Cloud-based Voyage Planning (c) NAPA 2018 Helsinki, Finland – 9 May 2018 – Leading maritime software, services and data analysis provider NAPA today announced that it has received major funding from INTENS, a VTT-coordinated Finnish research-industry collaborative consortium,...
May 9th, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, IT and Communications, Shipmanagement | Read More

“Time is Fast Running Out” for Global Sulphur Cap says ICS Chairman

“Time is Fast Running Out” for Global Sulphur Cap says ICS Chairman
Esben Poulsson “Time is fast running out” for implementation by IMO Member States of the 0.5% global sulphur in fuel cap by 1 January 2020, says Esben Poulsson, Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS). The IMO global sulphur cap for marine fuel is expected to see shipping’s bunker...
May 8th, 2018 | Associations, Climate, Emissions, Energy, Environment, International Chamber of Shipping, News, Pollution, Regulatory | Read More

EU budget proposal could support shipowners’ transition to decarbonisation

EU budget proposal could support shipowners’ transition to decarbonisation
Martin Dorsman The European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) is positive towards the proposal for the EU budget 2021 – 2027 published earlier this week. Specifically the large increase of the EU budget for Research, Innovation and Digital and for Climate and Environment could provide resources...
May 4th, 2018 | Associations, Climate, Emissions, Environment, Pollution | Read More

The IMO’s global sulfure cap 2020

The IMO’s global sulfure cap 2020
From 1st January 2020, the maximum sulfur content in marine fuel, must necessarily go from 3.5% to 0.5%. The decision was taken in October 2016 by the Commission for the Protection of the Marine Environment (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), revising the terms of Annex VI of the...
May 3rd, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, Legal | Read More

The Spanish Harbour Masters (Maritime Authorities) agree to support the “Boarding Program for Maritime Cadets”…

The Spanish Harbour Masters (Maritime Authorities) agree to support the “Boarding Program for Maritime Cadets”…
From the last Harbour Masters meeting, held in Madrid; eighth from the left is Capt. Antonio M. Padrón-Santiago The Spanish Harbour Masters (Maritime Authorities) agree to support the “Boarding Program for Maritime Cadets” launched by the General Directorate of the Merchant Marine together...
April 25th, 2018 | Academia, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

ESPO applauds EU role in achieving the IMO agreement on CO2 reduction target for shipping

ESPO applauds EU role in achieving the IMO agreement on CO2 reduction target for shipping
.. 24 April 2018 – ESPO welcomes the agreement reached at global level within the IMO to peak CO2 emissions from shipping as soon as possible and reduce them by at least 50% by 2050, compared to 2008 levels. For European ports, the agreement reached last week is a real milestone and sends a strong...
April 24th, 2018 | Climate, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Pollution | Read More

DNV GL launches alternative fuels white paper

DNV GL launches alternative fuels white paper
The white paper “Alternative fuels and technologies for greener shipping” examines the price, availability, regulatory challenges and environmental benefits of alternative fuels and technologies. Hamburg, 17 April 2018: Classification society DNV GL has issued a new white paper which assesses a...
April 17th, 2018 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Bunkering, Classification Societies, Environment, News, Shipmanagement | Read More

Clean Arctic Alliance Hails IMO Move to Ban Heavy Fuel Oil From Arctic Shipping

Clean Arctic Alliance Hails IMO Move to Ban Heavy Fuel Oil From Arctic Shipping
… London, 13th April 2018:- The Clean Arctic Alliance applauded progress by International Maritime Organization member states today towards banning use of the world’s dirtiest fuel – heavy fuel oil – from Arctic shipping, and called for Member States to make every effort to adopt...
April 13th, 2018 | Arctic Shipping, Emissions, Environment | Read More

Ports welcome IMO GHG agreement as powerful signal

Ports welcome IMO GHG agreement as powerful signal
. Global port authorities, represented through the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH), welcome the initial strategy on reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from ships that was adopted at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) earlier today.  Key element of the strategy...
April 13th, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Commitment to decarbonise shipping is welcome – governments can no longer shirk decisions on how to cut ship GHG emissions

Commitment to decarbonise shipping is welcome – governments can no longer shirk decisions on how to cut ship GHG emissions
Today’s commitment by governments to require international shipping to decarbonise and at least halve its greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 is a welcome and potentially game changing development, the Clean Shipping Coalition (CSC) has said. But the lack of any clear plan of action to deliver the emissions...
April 13th, 2018 | Emissions, Environment | Read More

BIMCO applauds new IMO emissions-strategy

BIMCO applauds new IMO emissions-strategy
ars Robert Pedersen, BIMCO Deputy Secretary General ​ “The IMO has done something no one has done before: set an absolute target for emission reductions for an entire industry. It is a landmark achievement in the effort to reduce emissions, and something that every other industry should look...
April 13th, 2018 | Associations, BIMCO, Emissions, Environment | Read More

ESPO supports EU position on IMO CO2 negotiations

ESPO supports EU position on IMO CO2 negotiations
Isabelle Ryckbost 04 April 2018 – The International Maritime Organization (MEPC 72)1 is expected to adopt its Initial GHG Strategy for shipping by the end of next week. The discussions aim to include in the Initial Strategy a CO2 emissions reduction target for the sector as well as potential...
April 4th, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, Organisations, Ports & Terminals | Read More

World Maritime Day 2018

World Maritime Day 2018
IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim World Maritime Day 2018 – Our heritage: better shipping for a better future A message from IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim This year, IMO celebrates two major anniversaries: 70 years since the IMO Convention was adopted and 60 years since it entered into force. I...
March 5th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Events, IMO, News, Organisations | Read More

Sanchi tanker – a message from IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim

Sanchi tanker – a message from IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim
IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim “Our thoughts and prayers are with the seafarers still missing from the oil tanker Sanchi, following a reported collision off the coast of China. I send my deepest sympathies to all their families and loved ones. “I would like to commend all those who have been involved...
January 8th, 2018 | Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

IMO promotes fishing vessel safety agreement to save lives

IMO promotes fishing vessel safety agreement to save lives
​“We want to reduce loss of life in one of the most dangerous professions in the world, and we want to enhance safety on board fishing vessels,” said Ms Allnutt, Head of Maritime Technology in IMO’s Maritime Safety Division. When it comes to fishing vessel safety, the mission is clear, says...
October 26th, 2017 | Environment, News, Reports | Read More

Maritime security for sustainable development

Maritime security for sustainable development
IMO’s Chris Trelawny outlined the current trans-national threats to shipping, A gathering of navy chiefs from around the world have heard how effective, joined-up and forward-looking maritime security can be key to an efficient maritime sector, and, therefore, national and regional economic development....
October 26th, 2017 | Associations, Military, Safety and Security | 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

Inmarsat and IMSO collaborate to promote and enhance maritime safety in Vanuatu

Inmarsat and IMSO collaborate to promote and enhance maritime safety in Vanuatu
The tugboat “Warringa” 24 May 2017: Inmarsat (ISAT.L) has made available five Fleet One units to a pilot initiative that aims to bring change to the way ships connecting island communities in the Pacific archipelago of Vanuatu communicate. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) endorsed...
May 24th, 2017 | Associations, IT and Communications | Read More