IMO Council set to expand under approved amendments

IMO Council set to expand under approved amendments

Amendments to IMO Convention will be forwarded for adoption at IMO Assembly in December 2021.

The IMO Council has approved draft amendments to the IMO Convention to expand the size of the Council, extend the term of its Members and recognize three additional language texts as authentic versions  of the IMO Convention. The approvals were made at the 33rd extraordinary session of the Council, which was held virtually on 8 April 2021.

The...

https://allaboutshipping.co.uk/2021/04/13/imo-council-set-to-expand-under-approved-amendments/

Monitoring The Enforcement Of IMO’s 2020 Sulphur Regulations

The International Maritime Organization’s 2020 Global Sulphur Limit Regulation, which is a significant challenge for the shipping industry, came into effect as of 1 January 2020. It limits the sulphur in fuel oil used on board ships operating outside designated emission control areas to O.5O% m/m (mass by mass), from 3.5O% m/m. Monitoring and enforcement of the new limit is the responsibility of Governments and national authorities of member States that are Parties to MARPOL Annex VI, reports...

https://mfame.guru/monitoring-the-enforcement-of-imos-2020-sulphur-regulations/

Voluntary Measures to Reduce Black Carbon Emissions

Various measures could reduce black carbon emissions from ships in the Arctic before any potential new policy instruments are agreed and developed at the IMO, says an press release published on their website.

Messages Delivered by IBIA

This was one of the messages delivered by IBIA to the eight session of the IMO’s Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR 8), which took place virtually from 22 to 26 February.

IBIA and IPIECA submitted a document to the session, commenting PPR/8/5/1...

https://mfame.guru/voluntary-measures-to-reduce-black-carbon-emissions/

Exceptional Maritime People Honoured At Virtual IMO Awards

IMO Virtual Awards

The International Maritime Organization has recognized the contributions of a long-standing maritime industry chief and has presented its highest bravery accolade to two maritime pilots from Brazil and an off-duty seafarer from the Philippines.

The event, which premiered on 7 April, saw Mr. Peter Hinchliffe, former Secretary-General, International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), receive the prestigious International Maritime Prize for 2019.

The 2020 IMO Awards for Exceptional Bravery at Sea were...

https://www.marineinsight.com/shipping-news/exceptional-maritime-people-honoured-at-virtual-imo-awards/

30 countries join global initiative to tackle marine litter

30 countries join global initiative to tackle marine litter

A major international project that will help reduce marine plastic litter from maritime transport and fishing sectors is up for a successful start, after getting 30 countries on board. Five regions will be represented in this global effort: Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America and the Pacific. 

The GloLitter Partnerships Project is implemented by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Food and Agriculture...

https://allaboutshipping.co.uk/2021/04/08/30-countries-join-global-initiative-to-tackle-marine-litter/

IMO: 30 Countries Join Global Initiative To Tackle Marine Litter

GloLitter

A major international project that will help reduce marine plastic litter from the maritime transport and fishing sectors is up for a successful start, after getting 30 countries on board. Five regions will be represented in this global effort: Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America and the Pacific.

The GloLitter Partnerships Project is implemented by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), with initial funding from...

https://www.marineinsight.com/shipping-news/imo-30-countries-join-global-initiative-to-tackle-marine-litter/

[Answer]Do Ships Need a Marine Pilot?

An article on safety4sea explains the role of a marine pilot on a ship.

Today, we are going to look into the nitty-gritty of marine pilot role, how pilot transfer arrangement works, why the sea captain can’t be the pilot, Marine pilotage working environment and many more.   Take a look what a marine pilot does in detail.

Who is a Marine Pilot?

A marine pilot, also called maritime pilot, harbor pilot, port pilot, ship pilot, or simply pilot, is a mariner who maneuvers ships through dangerous or...

https://mfame.guru/answerdo-ships-need-a-marine-pilot/

Infrastructure Upgrade Is Imperative To Avoid Future Crisis In The Suez Canal 

Egypt’s Suez Canal must move quickly to upgrade its technical infrastructure if it is to avoid future shipping disruption, shipping industry sources said, as the major trade route tries to bounce back from a costly six-day closured, reports Reuters.

Disruption in the supply chain

International supply chains were thrown into disarray on March 23 when the 400-metre-long (430-yard) container ship Ever Given ran aground in the canal, with specialist rescue teams taking almost a week to free her...

https://mfame.guru/infrastructure-upgrade-is-imperative-to-avoid-future-crisis-in-the-suez-canal/

NYK Orders Luxury Ship from Meyer Werft

Japanese NYK Cruises orders LNG powered cruise ship from German Shipbuilder Meyer Werft, says an article published in Offshore.

First order since the pandemic

The order is said to be significant because no shipping company has placed a new building order for a cruise ship since the beginning of the pandemic, according to Meyer Werft.

Dimensions

It will have a length of 228.86 meters, a width of 29.8 meters, and will be able to accommodate up to 744 passengers and up to 470 crew members. The new...

https://mfame.guru/nyk-orders-luxury-ship-from-meyer-werft/

HFW – Reducing international shipping’s carbon intensity through the IMO’s EEXI and CII: charterparty implications and challenges

HFW – Reducing international shipping’s carbon intensity through the IMO’s EEXI and CII: charterparty implications and challenges

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has approved draft regulations aimed at reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from international shipping and improving the energy efficiency of vessels. The proposed measures seek to regulate both the design and operational efficiency of relevant vessels and present numerous commercial and legal challenges for all the...

https://allaboutshipping.co.uk/2021/04/01/hfw-reducing-international-shippings-carbon-intensity-through-the-imos-eexi-and-cii-charterparty-implications-and-challenges/

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