Improving the environmental performance of the container shipping supply chain is a common goal shared by shipping lines, shippers, freight forwarders and non-vessel operating common carriers, as well as governments, regulators, and the public around the world.
IMO - International Maritime Organisaztion
Member States of the IMO have urged further firm action in coming years to advance gender equality throughout the maritime sector and reach a barrier-free environment, following a year of action to “empower women in the maritime community” – the World Maritime theme for 2019.
As biofouling is attracting an increasing amount of attention from states, shipowners, and port authorities around the world, BIMCO is continually working on biofouling management and ways to improve access to in-water cleaning.
Maritime professionals’ union, Nautilus International, has issued a warning over a potential new wave of seafarer criminalisation when the much-debated new global curbs on Sulphur emissions in shipping come into force from 1 January 2020.
The Assembly of the International Maritime Organization has elected the following States to be Members of its Council for the 2020-2021 biennium:
India, one of the world’s five major ship recycling countries, has acceded to the IMO Hong Kong Convention, the treaty that will set global standards for safe and environmentally-sound ship recycling.
Robot technology – already deployed to Ultrabulk, Norden, J. Lauritzen, and Oldendorff – could prevent as much as 300,000 tonnes of chemicals entering world’s oceans
The prestigious International Maritime Prize for 2018 has been presented to Mr. Joseph J. Angelo, a former USCG and INTERTANKO senior executive who participated in IMO meetings for many years, providing leadership on a number of key regulatory developments.
Petty Officer Michael Kelly, a rescue swimmer with the United States Coast Guard, received the 2019 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea during this year’s IMO Awards ceremony.