HMM completes Dream crossing of the Pacific in its first trial with Bio-fuel

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HMM, the world’s 8th largest container shipping line got one step closer to the IMO’s objective of a reduction in Greenhouse Gas emissions from ships by 2050. HMM Dream, a … Read more..

IMO moves ahead on GHG emissions, Black Carbon and marine litter

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) in view of the urgency for all sectors to accelerate their efforts to reduce GHG emissions as emphasized in the recent IPCC reports 1 and … Read more..

IMO and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia sign new partnerships

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IMO has signed three partnership agreements with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to support the preparation of a new global project that targets ship-based emissions. Further funding goes to existing … Read more..

Spotlighting the role of seafarers on World Maritime Day

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On 30 September 2021, IMO and the global maritime community come together to celebrate the annual World Maritime Day, with a focus on this year’s theme: “Seafarers: At the core … Read more..

IMO welcomes WHO vaccine roadmap seafarer prioritization

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IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has welcomed the World Health Organization‘s decision to name seafarers as one of the groups of transportation workers that should be prioritised for COVID-19 vaccination in … Read more..

Cutting GHG emission from shipping – 10 years of mandatory rules

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2021 marks a decade of action since IMO adopted the first set of mandatory energy efficiency measures for ships. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is marking a decade of action … Read more..

COVID-19 crew change crisis still a challenge – IMO Secretary-General

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Crew change crisis is far from over and issues around vaccination need to be resolved. The crew change crisis caused by COVID-19 restrictions continues to cause challenges, despite some improvement … Read more..

IMO slams “No crew change clauses” in charter parties dictated by charterers

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has spoken out against “no crew change” clauses in charterparties, pointing out that such clauses exacerbate the dire situation of stranded seafarers and undermine the efforts undertaken to resolve the ongoing crew change crisis. So-called … Read more..

Standing up for stranded seafarers on UN Human Rights Day

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UN Human Rights Day puts the global spotlight on the importance of human rights in the post-COVID recovery. IMO is highlighting the plight of the hundreds of thousands of seafarers … Read more..

IMO welcomes UN resolution on key worker seafarers

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The United Nations General Assembly has called on UN Member States to designate seafarers and other marine personnel as key workers and to implement relevant measures to allow stranded seafarers … Read more..

IMO Environment Committee approves amendments to cut ship emissions

Draft amendments to the MARPOL convention would require ships to combine a technical and an operational approach to reduce their carbon intensity.  Draft new mandatory regulations  to cut the carbon intensity of existing … Read more..

Governments backtrack on climate change commitments – environmental organisations claim

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Governments have backtracked on their own commitments to urgently reduce climate-heating emissions from the shipping sector, environmental organisations have said following a key meeting of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO)..