Tag archives: IMO

ICS Chairman sets out plan for CO2 reduction by shipping sector

The Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping, Esben Poulsson, has set out what the industry would like the International Maritime Organization to achieve as part of its CO2 ...

Connecting ships, ports and people theme launched by IMO Secretary-General

The importance of coherent and connected development across all maritime sectors will feature strongly in IMO’s work this year, as the Organization focuses on its World Maritime Day theme ...

IMO welcomes entry into force of financial security for seafarers

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has welcomed the entry into force today (18 January) of new obligations under the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006) which require shipowners to have compulsory insurance ...

Regional maritime piracy agreement broadened to cover other illicit maritime activity

An international agreement that has been instrumental in repressing piracy and armed robbery against ships in the western Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden has seen its scope significantly ...

IMO Secretary-General speaks out against regional emission trading system

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has written to senior European officials expressing his concern that including shipping in the European Union’s Emission Trading System (EU-ETS) could undermine efforts to reduce ...

Safety for gas-fuelled ships – new mandatory code enters into force

A new mandatory code for ships using gases or other low-flashpoint fuels enters into force on 1 January 2017, along with new training requirements for seafarers working on those ships ...

Milestone for polar protection as comprehensive new ship regulations come into force

With more and more ships navigating in polar waters, IMO has moved to address international concern about the protection of the polar environment and the safety of seafarers and passengers ...

Global shipping industry slams european parliament proposal to impose regional emissions trading system

The global trade association for shipowners, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), says that a unilateral decision by the European Union to incorporate international shipping into its regional Emissions Trading ...

First Norwegian vessel to comply with new IMO Polar Code

After a successful approval process and survey, DNV GL and the Norwegian Maritime Directorate have issued the first polar ship certificate to the Norwegian platform survey vessel M/V Stril ...

Indian Master receives 2016 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea

The Master of an oil tanker who says she was “just doing her job” has received the highest IMO bravery recognition for saving the lives of seven fishermen from a ...

EU should seize momentum to make IMO CO2 roadmap work

ECSA facilitated a debriefing in the European Parliament on the latest decisions of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) regarding global regulation of greenhouse gas emissions of shipping.

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ICS tells UN Climate Conference that IMO needs to agree CO2 commitments for shipping by 2018

At the UNFCCC Climate Conference (COP 22), in Marrakesh, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) said that the recent International Maritime Organization (IMO) agreement on a CO2 Road Map ...

ICS applauds IMO Road Map for CO2 reduction by international shipping

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has applauded the agreement, last Friday, by the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) to develop a comprehensive Road Map for addressing CO2 ...

New requirements for international shipping as UN body continues to address greenhouse gas emissions

An important milestone on the road to controlling greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping has been achieved with the adoption of new mandatory requirements by the industry’s regulatory authority ...

BIMCO responds to MEPC 70 decision on 2020 implementation of the global sulphur cap

BIMCO has responded to the decision at the International Maritime Organization’s MEPC on the implementation of the global sulphur cap for shipping. Lars Robert Pedersen, Deputy Secretary General at ...

Liberia provides lead with BWMS proposal to IMO meeting

The Liberian Maritime Administration is to introduce a proposal to the meeting of the IMO Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC70) in London on 24 October to allow certain ships additional ...

Panama accedes to global treaty to halt invasive aquatic species

Panama has become the latest State to accede to the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM Convention), bringing the proportion of global ...

Shipping industry united in seeking further progress on CO2 at critical IMO meeting

In advance of next week’s critical meeting of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 70) at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London, the global shipping industry has called ...

BIMCO raises serious concern over data on available fuel ahead of MEPC decision on global sulphur cap implementation date

BIMCO, the world’s largest international shipping association, has today voiced serious concerns about some of the conclusions of the official study that will inform the decision of the MEPC ...

World Maritime Day 2016 – Shipping: indispensable to the world

Shipping is indispensable to the world. That is the message being shared around the world (29 September), as IMO and the global maritime community celebrates the annual World Maritime Day ...

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