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MLC abandonment provisions coming into force: ITF comment

The ITF (International Transport Workers is giving a warm welcome to the major new Maritime Labour Convention provisions on crew abandonment that come into force tomorrow.

ITF president Paddy Crumlin ...

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 ...

Videotel’s ballast water management programme updated

Videotel, a KVH company, has revised its ballast water management (BWM) training package to address the requirements of the International Maritime Organization’s newly ratified BWM Convention, a global treaty ...

IMO: More States urged to ratify the London Protocol

Governments have been urged to ratify the London Protocol treaty which regulates the dumping of wastes at sea in order to ensure the universal application of its precautionary approach towards ...

Wärtsilä has been proactive in preparing for ratified ballast water convention

Wärtsilä has proactively planned and developed its range of Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) solutions in anticipation of the ratification of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) ballast water ...

Urgent need for Governments to act on ballast water chaos

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) notes Finland’s significant announcement that it has acceded to the IMO Ballast Water Management Convention. This suggests that this new regime, to protect ...

BIMCO concerned that the IMO Ballast Water Convention will enter into force 2017

BIMCO is “deeply concerned” that the IMO Ballast Water Convention will enter into force leaving shipowners without treatment systems approved for global use.

Lars Robert Pederson, Deputy Secretary General at ...

Global treaty to halt invasive aquatic species to enter into force in 2017

Accession by Finland has triggered the entry into force of a key international measure for environmental protection that aims to stop the spread of potentially invasive aquatic species in ships ...

Japan designates ABS the first foreign RO authorized for maritime labor inspection

ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the global marine and offshore industries, was selected by the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) as ...

Communication of the Verified Gross Mass of packed containers to be compulsory as from July 1st, 2016

As of July 1st, 2016, the enforcement of the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) requirements regarding the verification of the gross mass of packed containers will be applicable ...

Passenger ship sewage discharges into the Baltic Sea will be banned

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) agreed last week that the Baltic Sea special area for sewage discharges from passenger ships under Annex IV or the MARPOL Convention will take effect ...

Belgium ratifies ballast and recycling conventions

Belgium became the latest country to ratify a key international measure for environmental protection, the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention, bringing the treaty within sight of meeting entry into force ...

ICS welcomes progress on ILO seafarers’ identity documents convention

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), as the Secretariat for the Shipowner Group at the International Labour Organization (ILO), co-ordinated employers’ representatives at the Ad Hoc Tripartite Maritime Committee on ...

ICS co-ordinates maritime employers at important ILO meeting

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), as the Secretariat for the Shipowner Group at the International Labour Organization, co-ordinated employers’ representatives from over 20 national shipowners’ associations at the second ...

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 ...

STCW 2010 - employers need to be ready, says ICS

The transitional period for the 2010 amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW 2010) comes to an end on 1 January 2017 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Entry into force of IMO Ballast Convention will not resolve the extreme difficulties in the U.S. says ICS

ICS notes that the IMO Secretary General has announced that the Ballast Water Management Convention will enter into force worldwide from 24 November 2016, following ratification by Indonesia (subject to ...

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