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  • 22 September 2014

    Over one hundred issues,  including container safety, were considered in the course of plenary sessions and working group meetings at the first session of the IMO Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC) held at the Headquarters of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) between September 8 and 12. Other topics on the agenda included the […]

  • 3 October 2018
    Rules & Regulation

    The Port of Singapore is gearing up for the IMO’s new sulphur regulations.

  • 8 January 2019
    Rules & Regulation

    Amendments to the bunker delivery note entered into force on January 1, 2019, IMO said.

  • 19 May 2015
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) met from 11 to 15 May 2015 at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Headquarters in London and adopted the environmental (MARPOL) provisions of the Polar Code. With the earlier adoption of the safety (SOLAS) provisions in November 2014 and now the MARPOL provisions, the path is clear for the […]

  • 24 November 2014

    Interferry applauded IMO’s rules for the location of fuel tanks on LNG-powered ships.

  • 30 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance

    The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has 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). The review will be taken forward by an IMO intersessional correspondence group that will further develop the draft, with a view […]

  • 4 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    Transparency and accountability flaws could hinder IMO’s ability to deliver on its own climate goals.

  • 25 November 2015
    Business & Finance, Rules & Regulation

    The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) member state Indonesia is the latest country to sign the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention, an international measure for environmental protection. The convention is aimed at preventing the spread of harmful and invasive aquatic species in ships’ ballast water, and requires ships to have procedures in place for ballast water management. Indonesia’s accession comes after capacity-building projects […]

  • 12 May 2005

    Meetings of IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) are important way-stations on the international maritime regulatory superhighway. The MSC is meeting in London today for its 80th session, which lasts until May 20, and, as usual, it has an extensive agenda packed with items with the potential to add to the compliance burdens faced by the […]

  • 4 July 2014

    Representatives from 11 West and Central Africa countries are in Accra, Ghana, to attend the first IMO regional workshop on “MARPOL Annex VI – Ship energy efficiency and technology transfer”, from July 2nd to July 4th.   The workshop, which is being hosted by the Ghana Maritime Authority, is aimed at building capacity with regards […]

  • 28 October 2016
    Rules & Regulation

    The implementation date for the 0.5% global sulphur cap is set for 2020, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee decided at its 70th session in London this week. In 2008, the IMO unanimously adopted the global sulphur cap requiring all ships to use fuels with a maximum 0.5% sulphur content as of January 1, […]

  • 28 March 2017
    Rules & Regulation

    A project promoting the implementation of an international treaty stemming the transfer of potentially invasive species in ships’ ballast water has been concluded at a meeting of stakeholders from governments, the shipping industry and UN bodies, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) said.  The final meeting of the GloBallast Global Project Task Force (GPTF) was held in […]

  • 21 February 2020

    IMO urges member states to undertake measures to prevent unnecessary delays of ships.

  • 19 October 2018

    IMO has issued a new set of free-of-charge toolkits to assess and address emissions from ships and ports. 

  • 7 February 2019
    Rules & Regulation

    The European Commission adopted a proposal to revise the EU MRV system.

  • 23 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    The shipping industry has supported efforts to address aquatic invasive species through ballast water treatment (BWT) standards, but for a capital expenditure of over USD 60 billion, a legal regime that offers greater clarity, predictability, and investment certainty is needed, according to World Shipping Council’s President and CEO Robert Koch. Currently, there are two principal legal regimes governing this […]

  • 8 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    IMO’s World Maritime Day to raise awareness of the importance of gender equality.

  • 16 May 2018

    The International Maritime Organization (IMO) welcomes a new member, the Republic of Nauru.

  • 27 July 2017
    Business & Finance, Rules & Regulation

    The International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) tentative step towards a plan to cut shipping’s climate emissions represents only ‘modest’ progress, Transport & Environment cited the Marshall Islands’ transport minister Mike Halferty. Earlier this month, countries meeting at the IMO’s environment committee agreed to ‘headings’ to be included in a strategy, which itself will be the first step of a […]

  • 4 January 2017
    Rules & Regulation

    A new mandatory code for ships using gases or other low-flashpoint fuels has entered into force on January 1, 2017, along with new training requirements for seafarers working on those ships, according to International Maritime Organization (IMO). “The International Code of Safety for Ships using Gases or other Low-flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code) aims to minimize […]

  • 24 April 2015

    The number of ferry deaths in Southeast Asia recorded over the recent period is unacceptable in the 21st century, said Head of International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Public Information Services Lee Adamson while speaking to UN Radio. The entire region is characterized by countries that are groups of islands, therefore the ferries are vital links for […]

  • 2 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    Postponement of entry into force of the obligatory requirements set out in the IMO Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention has had a detrimental impact on European maritime technology manufacturers, SEA Europe association said. Namely, European manufacturers that have invested time and resources into the development of BWM systems have, over time, seen their ‘first mover’ positions being eroded by […]