Highlighting the challenges faced by seafarers, the UN IMO has called on everyone around the world to show appreciation for their vital contributions.
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Four major international trade associations – BIMCO, INTERCARGO, International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and INTERTANKO – have made a joint proposal to the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) concerning ambitious CO2 reductions by the international shipping sector
Now, the IMO Maritime Safety Committee will start to establish a new international legal framework for the safe operation of autonomous ships.
The global shipping industry – as represented by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – has urged its global regulator, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), to back a carefully crafted proposal, from a broad coalition of governments, concerning the implementation dates for installing complicated new ballast water treatment systems.
A meeting of countries in the Wider Caribbean Region is renewing regional coordination to help implement IMO’s BWM Convention and thereby minimize the transfer of harmful aquatic organisms.
A tanker collides with an unknown ship off the Ivorian coast, causing a major oil spill and this was the scenario of an oil spill training exercise that took place in Abidjan and Assinie.
ClassNK will commence operation of the world’s first comprehensive electronic certificate service for classification and statutory certificates from 15 June 2017.
This week has seen four more States become Party to IMO’s BWM Convention, designed to counter the threat to marine ecosystems.
Revised safety requirements to ensure new-build passenger ships remain afloat after a major incident are among a set of amendments set for adoption by IMO’s MSC
Re-emergence of organotin in marine hull coatings is of increasing concern, with academics and environmentalists calling on IMO to investigate the matter.
The key IMO treaty supporting the free flow of international maritime traffic – the Facilitation Convention – is the subject of a regional seminar in Bangkok, Thailand.
Pressure is growing on the IMO to deliver specific commitments to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and A proposal from the ICS offers a possible way forward.
To make the new film about the Polar Code, an IMO team visited the Ocean Diamond en voyage in the Antarctic.
IMO has announced that the Pacific Community has been selected to host the regional Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre for the Pacific region.
In less than two months, the Day of the Seafarer 2017 will be celebrated across the globe with a special focus on ports and seafarer centres.
The issue of biofouling has been under the microscope at a series of national workshops delivered by IMO, most recently, a national workshop held in Madagascar
IMO has announced that UMIP has been selected to host the regional MTCC for the Latin America region to help mitigate the harmful effects of climate change.
Norway has become the first country to become a Contracting State to a key compensation treaty covering the transport of HNS by ship.
Maritime pilots are a strong and essential link in the structure that underpins the safety of international shipping. This was the message delivered by IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim.
Role of Inmarsat as the sole provider of satellite technology performing to GMDSS standards is set for advancement, after an IMO Sub Committee decided to greenlight consideration.
ClassNK has released its Guidelines for LH2 Carriers for the safe constructions and operation of LH2 carriers based on provisions of the IMO Interim Recommendations
A decade-long project to promote implementation of an international treaty stemming the transfer of potentially invasive species in ships’ ballast water has reached a successful conclusion.
Elected representatives of European citizens have delivered a clear message to the IMO – it’s time to ban the use of heavy fuel oil from Arctic shipping.
IMO Secretary-General has urged the shipping industry to apply diligently IMO guidance and best management practices to avert possible piracy attacks.