IMO: Midterm-Measures For GHG Reduction From Ships Considered

large container ship

Various proposals for mid-term measures to reduce GHG emissions, including a number of submissions related to potential market-based measures, have been submitted and considered by an International Maritime Organization (IMO) working group. The session, held remotely, was attended by more than 350 participants from some 70 Member States, as well as from NGOS in consultative status with IMO.

The Intersessional Working Group on Reduction of GHG Emissions from Ships (ISWG-GHG 10), which met 18-22...

IMO Welcomes 175th Member State – The Republic Of Botswana

The Republic of Botswana has become the latest state to join the International Maritime Organization (IMO). IMO now has 175 Member States.

Botswana deposited its instrument of acceptance to the IMO Convention with the United Nations on 22 October 2021.

The Secretariat provides support to the Organization’s Member States in their work with IMO’s governing and various technical bodies, facilitating their cooperation with the other Member States and those organizations in a formal relationship with...

IMO Receives Financial Boost For Initiatives And Institutions From Malaysia

malaysia funding

IMO’s work on support for seafarers, GHG emissions and affiliated educational institutions have received a financial boost from the Government of Malaysia. The funds will be allocated to a range of activities:

  • to provide support to seafarers on the frontline of COVID-19 – £ 25,000
  • IMO Greenhouse Gases (GHG) Technical Cooperation Trust Fund – £ 25,000
  • World Maritime University (WMU) – US$ 117,400

The cheques were presented to IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim by H.E. Mr. Wee Ka Siong, Minister of...

Προτάσεις και λύσεις για την απανθρακοποίηση της ναυτιλίας

Η συνεργασία και η ανταλλαγή γνώσεων γύρω από την καινοτομία αποτελούν μονόδρομο προκειμένου η ναυτιλία να κινηθεί σε ρότα απανθρακοποίησης, σύμφωνα με όσα ειπώθηκαν στο διάρκειας τριών ημερών IMO-UNEP-Norway Zero- and Low-Emission Innovation Forum.

Κατά την έναρξη του διαδικτυακού event, ο Γενικός Γραμματέας του ΙΜΟ, Kitack Lim, σχολίασε: «Η ενεργειακή μετάβαση της ναυτιλιακής βιομηχανίας απαιτεί νέες τεχνολογίες, χαμηλών ή/και μηδενικών εκπομπών άνθρακα, εναλλακτικά καύσιμα και υποδομές που θα...

Anders Fogh Rasmussen to map new geopolitical landscape at Nor-Shipping 2022

Anders Fogh Rasmussen to map new geopolitical landscape at Nor-Shipping 2022

Anders Fogh Rasmussen – unique geopolitical insights

Anders Fogh Rasmussen has been confirmed as the keynote speaker at Nor-Shipping 2022’s Ocean Leadership Conference on January 10. Rasmussen, former Secretary General of NATO and Prime Minister of Denmark, will take the stage on Nor-Shipping’s first day to deliver unique insights on the shifting geopolitical landscape, its impact on ocean business, and the potential...

RightShip: IMO mandate may be too slow to reduce global supply chain emissions

RightShip: IMO mandate may be too slow to reduce global supply chain emissions

RightShip CEO, Steen Lund

London, UK, 20 October 2021: Today, RightShip, the world’s biggest third party maritime due diligence organisation and safety experts, has argued that the IMO’s Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) and Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions slated for 2023 may be too slow to enforce change by only factoring in operational considerations, missing out...

IMO: Capacity Building For Marine Casualty Investigations

Casulty Investigation

The latest virtual regional train-the-trainer course to address the issue of underreporting of marine casualty investigations is underway (11- 29 October).

The comprehensive online course involves participants from nine IMO Member States* in the Asia & Pacific region, with a view to increasing capacity to take on cases and thereby raise the rate of casualty reporting, in line with the mandatory Casualty Investigation Code.

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Participants will cover everything from how to set...

IMO Bridging The Gaps For Maritime Decarbonization

Innovation Forum

IMO-UNEP-Norway Zero-and Low-Emission Innovation Forum highlighted challenges and opportunities for decarbonization, financing, building on innovation and best practices. Collaboration and knowledge sharing around innovation are the most effective ways to propel the global maritime industry towards a decarbonized future, according to participants of the three-day IMO-UNEP-Norway Zero- and Low-Emission Innovation Forum.

The online event, held on 27-29 September and broadcast on UN TV, saw over...

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