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 here..

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 here..

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).. … Read more here..

Transnet procedures for hazardous cargoes in South African ports

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As has been covered across various articles on this site, the process of hazardous cargo approval, acceptance and shipment is quite complex and ALL stakeholders involved in the shipment of … Read more here..

New guidance to facilitate repatriation flights for seafarers

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Passenger and repatriation flights are essential to allow stranded seafarers to go home, and for their relief crews to be able to join ships. New guidance issued by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to facilitate … Read more here..

Allow crew changes to resolve humanitarian crisis says Mr.Kitack Lim

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A humanitarian crisis is taking place at sea and urgent action is needed to protect seafarers’ health and ensure the safety of shipping, the IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has warned. … Read more here..

Sound ship recycling project in Bangladesh given the go-ahead

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The third phase of an IMO-implemented project to enhance safe and environmentally sound ship recycling in Bangladesh has been given the go-ahead, with Norway committing approximately US$1.5 million (14 million … Read more here..

UN entities and private sector join forces to tackle invasive species and reduce emissions

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A ground-breaking Global Industry Alliance (GIA) has been launched to tackle two of the most pressing environmental issues of our time – invasive species and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The GIA … Read more here..

Industry bodies call for digitalisation to be accelerated in maritime sector

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“There is an urgent need for inter-governmental organisations, governments and industry stakeholders concerned with maritime trade and logistics to come together and accelerate the pace of digitalisation”.. This is the … Read more here..

UN Agencies issue plea to Governments for facilitation of crew changes

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“The restrictions for crew change due to COVID-19 is unsustainable for the safety and wellbeing of over 150,000 seafarers who will require international flights to be changed over to and … Read more here..

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