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..
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..
The Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), 104th session, 4-8 October 202, approved a draft IMO Assembly resolution consolidating issues related to crew change, access to medical care, ʺkey workerʺ designation and … Read more..
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..
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..
The World Maritime Theme for 2021 is dedicated to seafarers, highlighting their central role in the future of shipping. “We all must do better to support our brave professionals who … Read more..
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..
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..
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..
Proposed amendments to the MARPOL convention would require ships to combine a technical and an operational approach to reduce their carbon intensity. Draft new mandatory measures to cut the carbon … Read more..
IMO has issued updated protocols to ensure safe crew change during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Framework of Protocols was first issued on 5 May 2020 and has now been revised, … Read more..
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..
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..
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..