Meet Us at Nor-Shipping 2019


World Maritime News team will also be attending this year’s event.

IMO Secretary-General Calls for Wider Adoption of HKC


Ten years after the adoption of the IMO’s Hong Kong Convention (HKC), there has been progress with voluntary ...

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Slow Steaming Is Not Good Enough as Low Carbon Alternative


French and Greek authorities to discuss speed limits with the aim of reducing carbon emissions from ships.

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South Africa Concerned over IMO's STCW Delisting Action

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South Africa: IMO's intentions to delist over 80 countries from its STCW Whitelist raise concerns.

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IMO Moves to Address Maritime Corruption


IMO included an anti-corruption agenda in its work programme for the Facilitation Committee.

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ISSA Seeks IMO Action over 'Unfair' Port Access Practices


ISSA called on IMO member states to act over unfair port access practices levied against ship suppliers. 

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EIA: Sulphur Cap to Extensively Affect Shipping, Refining


IMO's 2020 sulphur cap will have wide-ranging repercussions for the global refining and shipping industries.

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Drewry: Sulphur Cap to Trigger Slow Steaming, Transhipment

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Drewry: IMO 2020 sulphur rule to trigger more slow steaming and transhipment.

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World Maritime Day 2019 to Raise Gender Equality Awareness


IMO's World Maritime Day to raise awareness of the importance of gender equality.

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The Netherlands Accedes to Hong Kong Convention


The Netherlands ratifies IMO ship recycling convention.

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BIMCO Calls for IMO GHG Study Based on Realistic GDP Growth


BIMCO called for the 4th IMO Greenhouse Gas Study based on realistic economic growth.

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Turkey Becomes 7th State to Ratify Hong Kong Convention

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Turkey accedes to the IMO Hong Kong Convention, a treaty for safe and environmentally sound ship recycling.

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IMO: Bunker Delivery Note Amendments Enter Into Force

Amendments to the bunker delivery note entered into force on January 1, 2019, IMO said.

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IMO MSC Identifies 4 Degrees of Ship Automation

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Maritime Safety Committee approved the framework & methodology for the regulatory scoping exercise on autonomous ships.

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Ukraine Accedes to IMO Load Lines Treaty


Ukraine has acceded to the 1988 Protocol relating to the International Convention on Load Lines.

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ASEAN Members Adopt Regional Oil Spill Contingency Plan

ASEAN members adopt Regional Oil Spill Contingency Plan.

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Kitack Lim Wins Second Term at the Helm of IMO

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Kitack Lim has been given a second four-year term as Secretary General of IMO.

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Obstacles to Reform at IMO Threaten Climate Goals


IMO needs to give the working group for reforming the agency a remit that allows it to increase public scrutiny.

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ICS: STCW Seafarer Training Regime Needs to Be Revised


The previous major overhaul of the STCW regime was last undertaken by IMO member states over 25 years ago.

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NIMASA to Enforce 'Strict Compliance' with Sulphur Cap


NIMASA is to enforce strict compliance with the IMO sulphur cap.

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IMO Eyes Tougher Measures on Plastic Litter from Ships

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IMO has adopted an action plan to reduce marine plastic litter from ships.

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Mixed Feelings after MEPC 73 Meeting


Industry bodies react to outcomes of IMO's MEPC 73 meeting.

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