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  • 7 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Government has decided to ratify the International Ballast Water Convention, bringing the country into line with global shipping standards, according to Shipping Australia Limited. The decision would enhances marine biosecurity in Australia’s maritime environment and adopt a common standard of ballast water management. “The international shipping industry is willing to bear the high […]

  • 18 February 2013

    The Government of Finland and Greece became the 33rd and 34th International Labour Office ILO member State to ratify the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006). The landmark Convention sets out decent working and living conditions for seafarers as well as fair competition for ship-owners. The MLC, 2006 will enter into force on August 20, […]

  • 7 April 2016

    Ballast Water Management Convention needs just 0.18% more global tonnage With several countries signing the IMO Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) towards the end of last year, the maritime world held its breath in anticipation of the final ratification. It turned out to be an anti-climax because, here we are, several months down the road, […]

  • 4 October 2016
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance, Environment

    The European Parliament has approved the ratification of the Paris Agreement by the European Union. With the approval by the European Parliament, the European Council can now formally adopt the Decision. In parallel the EU Member States will ratify the Paris Agreement individually, in accordance with their national parliamentary processes. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said: […]

  • 14 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    After months of uncertainty, the free trade agreement with Canada is finally heading in the right direction. A German Court and the European Parliament both issued positive statements paving the way for a ratification of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). The EU-Canada agreement is important for shipping as it features a positive maritime chapter […]

  • 30 September 2016
    Authorities & Government, Environment

    EU ministers have approved the ratification of the Paris Agreement by the European Union at an extraordinary meeting of the Environment Council in Brussels.

  • 22 August 2012

    IMO has welcomed the landmark ratifications of the International Labour Organization (ILO)’s Maritime Labour Convention, which will bring the treaty into force in 12 months’ time, establishing minimum requirements for almost all aspects of working conditions for seafarers. “This is great news for the world’s more than 1.2 million seafarers,” said Dr. Rosalie Balkin, Assistant […]

  • 23 July 2014

    Ireland and Belize have ratified International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Maritime Labour Convention, 2006. This means that from July 8, 2015 and July 21, 2015, Belize and Ireland respectively will be parties to the Convention and will implement the requirements contained therein, both for ships sailing under their flags, and for international ships calling at their ports.   […]

  • 31 October 2018

    Oil and gas company ADX Energy has found a farm-in partner for its acreage in Italy. The partner, SDP Services Limited, will fund a part of its work program in the 363 C.R-.AX Permit.

  • 9 September 2016
    Authorities & Government, Environment

    Scottish Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham has urged the UK government to without delay implement the landmark measures agreed last year as part of the Paris Agreement.

  • 10 June 2016
    Authorities & Government, Environment

    The European Commission (EC) has presented a proposal for the European Union to ratify the Paris Agreement, the world’s first universal, legally binding deal to tackle climate change.

  • 3 October 2016
    Authorities & Government, Environment

    EU ministers approved the ratification of the Paris Agreement by the European Union on Friday. The decision was reached at an extraordinary meeting of the Environment Council in Brussels, which agreed to speed up the process of ratification, and brings the Paris Agreement very close to entering into force. Once approved by the European Parliament this week, […]

  • 26 September 2011
    Business & Finance

      Governments must not impede the smooth operation of a global maritime regulatory regime by failing to ratify and implement crucial maritime conventions, warns the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS). It is crucial that the same regulations governing matters such as safety, environmental protection, liability and seafarers’ working conditions apply to all ships in international […]

  • 15 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    Algeria recently became the 79th Member State to ratify the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006) with the International Labour Organization (ILO). The government of Algeria deposited the instrument of ratification of the MLC, 2006 in late July, marking another step towards worldwide ratification. The MLC, 2006 consolidates and revises the majority of the maritime labour […]

  • 13 June 2016

    IMO’s Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention is a step away from being ratified after Peru acceded to it, which brings the number of states having accepted the convention to 51, representing 34.87 percent of the world’s merchant fleet tonnage.  Ambassador of Peru to the United Kingdom, Claudio de la Puente Ribeyro, met IMO Secretary-General Kitack […]

  • 14 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    After months of uncertainty, the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) has received positive statements from a German Court and the European Parliament, paving the way for its ratification. The EU-Canada agreement, which features a positive maritime chapter and will lay the basis for future free trade agreements (FTAs), has now taken a further step to ratification. “The CETA […]

  • 18 January 2016
    Business & Finance, Rules & Regulation

    The Ballast Water Management (BWM) convention has not met its final entry-into-force requirement yet, the International Maritime Organization said. Together with partner IHS Maritime & Trade, IMO has been engaged in a process to verify tonnage figures to ascertain whether or not the BWM convention’s requirement has been met, and, although the process will continue for up to three more […]

  • 4 October 2016
    Authorities & Government, Environment

    The European Parliament (EP) has brought the Paris Agreement one step closer to implementation with the approval of its ratification by the European Union today.

  • 4 August 2016

    African Petroleum, an independent oil and gas exploration company, has received formal ratification from the authorities in Sierra Leone for the entry into the First Extension Period on the SL-03 license, offshore Sierra Leone. African Petroleum said on Thursday that the ratification of the extension was received through its wholly-owned subsidiary, European Hydrocarbons Limited (EHL). EHL entered into the […]

  • 13 May 2015
    Business & Finance, Rules & Regulation

    The ”disappointingly” slow pace of ratifications of the Ballast Water Management Convention and a recent approval of a European CO2 Monitoring Reporting and Verification system are causes for concern, the International Maritime Organisation’s Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu said in his opening address at the 68th session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) on May 11. Only two IMO Member States […]

  • 11 April 2013

    The Greek Parliament on Tuesday, April 9 2013, ratified the Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) between Albania, Italy and Greece on the construction and operation of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) project. The IGA between the three countries, which was signed in Athens on February 13, 2013, confirms the host countries’ support for TAP and their cooperation […]

  • 8 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Comité Maritime International (CMI) – the international association for maritime lawyers – has joined forces with the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the International Shipping Federation (ISF) – which represent the operators of over 80% of the world merchant fleet – to promote those key international maritime Conventions which they believe are vital […]