IMO Virtual Meet Decides on 100% Decarbonisation After 2050

  • The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) welcomes the comprehensive package of additional CO2 reduction measures for the existing global fleet.
  • It agreed by an overwhelming number of governments from across the world after an intensive week-long virtual meeting at the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO).
  • The agreement includes legally binding measures to ensure a 40% reduction of carbon intensity across the global fleet by 2030, compared to 2008.
  • And it is a key stepping stone in...;amp;

IMO To Ensure Vessels Cybersecurity Compliant From 2021

  • Starting January 2021, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) requires vessels to be cybersecurity compliant in international waters and everywhere they go in the world.
  • Flag states will ultimately be in charge of putting in place regulations for their country or flag state and will be enforcing those regulations on their inspections of the vessels.
  • This opens up new business opportunities globally for cybersecurity companies to cooperate with known providers in the marine industry.
  • And...;amp;

Παναμάς: Πρωτοβουλίες για την προστασία της θαλάσσιας χλωροπανίδας

Κάθε χρόνο, ο Κόλπος του Παναμά δέχεται επισκέψεις από εκατοντάδες μεγάπτερες φάλαινες, οι οποίες σταματούν στα ζεστά νερά του Ειρηνικού Ωκεανού προκειμένου να ζευγαρώσουν και να αναπαραχθούν, εξασφαλίζοντας το καλύτερο δυνατό θαλάσσιο περιβάλλον για τα μικρά τους.

Γι’ αυτόν τον λόγο, η Ναυτιλιακή Αρχή του Παναμά προέβη στην υιοθέτηση ορισμένων μέτρων, τα οποία προτάθηκαν από την Επιτροπή Θαλάσσιας Ασφάλειας του ΙΜΟ και τα οποία θα εφαρμοστούν στα συστήματα διαχωρισμού κυκλοφορίας, προκειμένου...

IMO And Republic Of Korea Partner To Address Ships’ GHG Emissions


The four-year partnership will support GHG reduction training in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

The Republic of Korea and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) have signed an agreement to establish a training program to support developing States to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from shipping. This will facilitate the implementation of candidate measures to be adopted by IMO and the development of national action plans to reduce GHG...

IMO Expected To Approve Methanol As Ship Fuel

  • IMO’s MSC expected to approve proposals to include methanol as marine fuel.
  • MSC 102 committee meetings to be held remotely from 4-11 November.
  • Adoption of ethyl and methyl alcohols, fuel cells and low-flashpoint diesel in the IGF Code.

IMO is set to pass a key milestone in developing and regulating methanol as an alternative marine fuel, says an article published in Riviera Maritime Media.

Methanol proposal approval

IMO’s delayed Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) is expected to approve proposals...;amp;

IMO: First FIN-SMART Roundtable Affirms Need To Accelerate Finance To Support Sustainable Shipping

First FIN-SMART global roundtable affirms need to accelerate finance to support sustainable shipping, particularly in developing countries.

More than 50 leaders from the financial, public, and private sectors participated in the first “Financing Sustainable Maritime Transport (FIN-SMART) Roundtable” on 27 October. The high-level virtual Roundtable was hosted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and the World Bank Group.


Satellite Analysis Reveals Mauritius Oil Spill Ship Sinking Location

  • A detailed satellite analysis  has revealed the sinking location to be near an European territory.
  • This opens up fresh political debate regarding the salvage operation.
  • The finding could lead to an EU sanctioned investigation as it falls in their territory.

2 months of speculation later, we are finally close to finding  the secret location of the Mauritius Oil Spill Disaster Ship, Wakashio, reports Nishan Degnarian for an article published in Forbes. 

Mystery of the Final Location

For two...;amp;

IMO Honours 75th anniversary of the United Nations

  • The IMO joins the wider UN family in celebrating the 75th anniversary of the United Nations and its founding Charter, on 24 October.
  • In a statementIMO Secretary General Kitack Lim emphasised the importance of global solidarity and collaboration as the world faces the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • He also highlighted the continued commitment of the Organizationto support the aims and ambitions of the sustainable development goals of the United Nations. 

A news report in IMO’s official website says...;amp;

IMO’s New GHG Measures Missing Key Elements

According to a BIMCO report, the recent IMO GHG emission reduction measures announced in last week’s meeting still have certain key elements missing. 

What is it?

The Intersessional Working Group on reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) from shipping had its first online meeting this week to advance the work on short term measures in support of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) initial strategy on reduction of GHG from ships.

A proposal had been made to the meeting by a large group of...;amp;