Owners Not Ready to Give Up Control to Smart Ships

Orca AI: Maritime industry slow at adapting solutions vital to avoiding collisions.

Turkey Becomes 7th State to Ratify Hong Kong Convention

Hong Kong Convention

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

RR Autonomous ship

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

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

Kitack Lim, IMO Secretary General

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

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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

Seafarers

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

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

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IMO Eyes Tougher Measures on Plastic Litter from Ships

fishing nets marine litter

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

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Mixed Feelings after MEPC 73 Meeting

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

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IMO MEPC 73 Adopts Ban on Carriage of Non-Compliant Fuels

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MEPC 73 adopted today the ban on the carriage of non-compliant fuel oil on board ships.

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2020 Sulphur Cap Experience-Building Phase Bid Rejected

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EBP Proposal for the upcoming 2020 sulphur turned down at MEPC 73.

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IMO MEPC 73 Approves Follow-Up Actions for GHG Strategy

Shipping

IMO's MEPC 73 approved the follow-up program for GHG reduction strategy.

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MEPC 73 Kicks Off with Pressing Issues on the Agenda

funnel

The IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 73) gathers today in London to discuss several initiatives.

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IMO Releases Ship and Port Emission Toolkits

Cargo Ship

IMO has issued a new set of free-of-charge toolkits to assess and address emissions from ships and ports. 

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World Maritime Day: Better Shipping for a Better Future

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The global maritime community celebrates today the World Maritime Day.

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Greenland Supports Ban of HFO in Arctic

Shipping

Greenland has voiced its support for IMO's ban on the use and carriage of heavy fuel oil in the Arctic.

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IMO Comes to Grips with Sulphur Cap Implementation Issues

IMO working group has made some headway on the sulphur testing and verification issues.

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Voice of Women in Shipping to Be Heard at IMO

WISTA International has received an approval for consultative status from IMO.

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IMO: World Maritime Day 2019 to Focus on Women

IMO picks World Maritime Day theme for 2019.

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