Tag archives: IMO

IMO seeks hosts for Maritime Technology Cooperation Centres

An ambitious project to help mitigate the harmful effects of climate change has been kick-started by IMO with a call for formal expressions of interest to host centres to promote ...

ICS representing shipowner interests at critical IMO Marine Environment Committee (MEPC) meeting

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has made a number of submissions to a critical meeting of the IMO Marine Environment Committee (MEPC) which begins in London next week (18-22 ...

Mandatory electronic data exchange for international shipping adopted

Mandatory requirements for the electronic exchange of information on cargo, crew and passengers have been adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), as part of a revised and modernized annex ...

Magne Viking becomes first vessel to comply with IMO Polar Code approved by DNV GL

After a successful survey, DNV GL and the Danish Maritime Authority confirm that the AHTS Magne Viking, owned by Viking Supply Ships A/S, is in compliance with the new ...

Verification of tonnage figures for BWM Convention completed

The process to verify global tonnage figures in order to assess entry into force criteria for the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention has now been completed.

Forty-seven countries have now ...

States urged to ratify compensation regime for Hazardous and Noxious Cargoes

The International Maritime Organization (IMO), together with the International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds (IOPC Funds) and the International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation (ITOPF), is urging its Member States to ratify ...

UN Secretary-General visits IMO

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday (3 February) visited the Headquarters of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the United Nations specialized agency with responsibility for ship safety, maritime security ...

World Maritime Day theme launched

The critical link between shipping and global society is the main focus for this year’s World Maritime Day theme: "Shipping: indispensable to the world". The theme for 2016 was ...

Criteria for entry into force of BWM Convention not yet reached

Following the spate of ratifications in November 2015 of the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention, IMO and partner IHS Maritime & Trade have been engaged in a process to verify tonnage ...

EC funding gives green light to ambitious IMO energy-efficiency project

An ambitious IMO project to establish a global network of Maritime Technology Cooperation Centres (MTCCs) in developing countries is to go ahead thanks to a €10 million funding contribution from ...

Mandatory audits and other amendments enter into force on 1 January 2016

A number of important amendments to IMO treaties enter into force on 1 January 2016, including new requirements for verification of compliance, making audits mandatory under the IMO Member State ...

Ballast Water Convention ratifications by Morocco, Indonesia and Ghana welcomed. Entry into force still unconfirmed

Ratification of the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention by Morocco, Indonesia and Ghana during November 2015 has brought the convention ever closer to meeting the requirements for entry into force ...

RINA Group delivers Ballast Water Management guidance

International classification society RINA has completely revised and updated its guidance on the Ballast Water Convention and the procurement, installation, operation and certification of Ballast Water Treatment Systems. The guidance ...

Full speed ahead with climate-change measures at IMO following Paris Agreement

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has welcomed the historic achievement of the 2015 Paris Climate Change conference (COP21). 

The Paris Climate Change Agreement identifies a clear goal of “holding the ...

Global shipping industry will support further CO2 reduction measures at IMO, regardless of final outcome of Paris conference

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), which has represented global ship operators throughout the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, has commented on the latest draft UNFCCC text which - although ...

Call for papers for 2016 IMO-GloBallast R&D Forum on Ballast Water Management

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has issued a call for papers for a major global research and development forum on ballast water management, to be held in March 2016.

The ...

Shipping industry supports global climate change deal and is committed to ambitious CO2 reduction led by IMO

The global shipping industry, represented at the United Nations Conference in Paris by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), fully supports a global deal on climate change.

The shipping industry ...

IMO Assembly elects new 40-Member Council

The Assembly of the International Maritime Organization has elected the following States to be Members of its Council for the 2016-2017 biennium:

Category (a) 10 States with the largest interest ...

IMO Assembly confirms Mr. Kitack Lim as Secretary-General

The IMO Assembly has unanimously endorsed the appointment of Mr. Kitack Lim (Republic of Korea) as the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), with effect from 1 January 2016 ...

Nippon Foundation’s Sasakawa receives International Maritime Prize

Mr. Yohei Sasakawa, Chairman of the Nippon Foundation, has received the 2014 International Maritime Prize for his contribution to the work of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) over many years ...

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