Saint Lucia Becomes 50th State to Ratify BWM Convention

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Saint Lucia has acceded to four IMO treaties including the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention, what brings ...

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IMO's MSC Gives Nod to Ship Construction Rules from 12 ROs

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Ship construction rules for oil tankers and bulk carriers submitted by 12 classification societies comply with the ...

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US Container Weight Rules Same as in IMO's SOLAS

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The existing U.S. laws and regulations for providing verified container weights are equivalent to the requirements ...

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EU Unveils New Arctic Strategy

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The European Commission launched yesterday its new Arctic Strategy, including 39 actions focusing on climate ...

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Baltic Sea Cruise Ship Sewage Discharge to Be Banned by 2021

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By 2021, all International Maritime Organization (IMO) registered passenger vessels sailing in the Baltic Sea will ...

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IMO Meeting Ends without Deal on Fair Share Contribution

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Members of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) failed yesterday to reach a deal on fair share ...

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Air Pollution Cut Significantly due to SECA

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The air pollution in the North Sea and Baltic Sea has declined considerably one year after the introduction of ...

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EU Urged to Support Global Co2 Agenda for Shipping

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The European Community Shipowners’ Association (ECSA) is calling upon the EU Member States to give their ...

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IMO: Electronic Data Exchange in a 'Single Window'

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The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted the mandatory requirements for the electronic exchange of ...

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Ratification Just Around the Corner

Ballast Water Management Convention needs just 0.18% more global tonnage With several countries signing the IMO ...

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Numerous Countries Unprepared for Container Weighing

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There has been no guidance issued on the practical application of the measures regarding the implementation of the ...

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Dockyards Likely to Be Clogged by 2020 amid BWMC Uncertainty

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Dockyard and classification societies are likely to encounter a bottleneck in 2020 as numerous shipowners have ...

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AHTS Magne Viking 1st to Comply with IMO Polar Code

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The AHTS Magne Viking, owned by Viking Supply Ships A/S, is the first vessel to become compliant with the new IMO ...

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Infographic: Ins and Outs of IMO's Polar Code

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The International Code for ships operating in Polar waters, better known as the Polar Code, will enter into force ...

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FMC to Hold Hearing on Container Weighing

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The US Federal Maritime Commission is scheduled to host a public hearing on the amendments to the International ...

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No Reason for Trade Restrictions amid Zika Outbreak

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There is no justification for restrictions on travel or trade due to the outbreak of the Zika virus, the ...

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IMO: BWM Convention Not Ready for Entry into Force

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The Ballast Water Management (BWM) convention has not met its final entry-into-force requirement yet, ...

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Entry into Force of BWM Convention Yet to Be Confirmed

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Despite the fact that forty-seven countries have now ratified the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention with ...

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IMO Cautions Members against Red Tape

IMO Cautions Members of Red Tape

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted  a resolution on better regulation at its assembly ...

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IMO Names Member States of Its Council

IMO Names States for 40-Member Council

The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) assembly has elected 40 members states for its council for ...

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IMO Confirms New Secretary-General

IMO Elects New Secretary-General

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has approved the appointment of Kitack Lim from the Republic of Korea ...

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