Throughout the year, the maritime transport industry has managed stay afloat, allowing food, medicine and other essential goods to be transported across the world, to stock the shelves even during the strictest lockdowns.
IMO - International Maritime Organisaztion
Over the next ten years, the international community must invest massively in ocean sciences to find innovative solutions to major global challenges.
Amendments to MARPOL Annex II to strengthen, in specified sea areas, discharge requirements for cargo residues and tank washings containing persistent floating products with a high-viscosity.
The IMO executed GloFouling Partnerships Project and the Government of the Philippines have organized the first delivery of a newly-developed general training course on biofouling management.
Forty-five IMO Member States and one Associate Member* have now designated seafarers as key workers, which is a key step in resolving the ongoing crew change crisis.
IMO is highlighting the plight of the hundreds of thousands of seafarers who are still stranded at sea and has issued a strong call for their fundamental rights to be respected.
As the coronavirus vaccine distribution plan comes to the forefront, key workers and industries are clamouring to ensure that their workers get the priority in the vaccination plan.
UN General Assembly Resolution calls for seafarer key worker designation and implementation of crew change protocols; IMO Secretary-General urges priority vaccination.
IMO is asking recreational boat owners worldwide to take part in a global survey on how they deal with fouling on their craft, as part of a major project to help address the spread of aquatic invasive species.