Wednesday, April 21, 2021
President Biden
Environment

Shipping Industry Pushes for ‘Market-Based Measures’ to Help Achieve Decarbonization Targets

Several of the world’s major shipping organizations are calling on world leaders to urgently examine the role of so-called market-based measures (MBMs) to ensure ambitious decarbonization targets are met across...

April 21, 2021
Total Views: 1335

Thursday, April 15, 2021
mol ship
Shipping

Zero-Carbon Goal Pushes Japan to Bet On Century-Old Technology

By Erica Yokoyama and Tsuyoshi Inajima (Bloomberg) — Some of the biggest industrial companies in Japan are working on a project that could trigger a wave of investment into one of...

April 15, 2021
Total Views: 4131

Tuesday, March 30, 2021
ship crew-change covid19 pandemic
Shipping

UN Bodies Call for Seafarers and Aviation Workers to Be Given Priority Access to Vaccines

As the world watched the Ever Given salvage over the last week, the heads of five UN organizations joined together in a call for maritime and air transport workers to...

March 30, 2021
Total Views: 1548

Friday, March 26, 2021
IMO Headquarters london
Accidents

Read: International Maritime Organization’s Statement on Ever Given Grounding in Suez Canal

International Maritime Organization Secretary-General Kitack Lim has issued his first comments on the grounding of the MV Ever Given in the Suez Canal. The International Maritime Organization is the United...

March 26, 2021
Total Views: 3155

Monday, March 15, 2021
IMO Headquarters london
Environment

Support Grows for Shipping’s $5 Billion Decarbonization Proposal

Support is growing for a proposed $5 billion research fund to help decarbonize shipping. The World Shipping Council, one of the proposal’s original non-governmental co-sponsors, reports that Denmark has now...

March 15, 2021
Total Views: 1048

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
ship emissions
Environment

Shipping Industry Backs ‘Moon-Shot’ $5 Billion Program to Accelerate Its Decarbonization

Shipping trade groups representing the vast majority of the global shipping industry are throwing their support behind a “moon-shot” proposal by governments for a $5 billion research and development fund...

March 10, 2021
Total Views: 2126

Environment

Maersk, Keppel Launch Green Ammonia Ship-to-Ship Bunkering Project in Singapore

A handful of major maritime industry stakeholders including Maersk and Keppel have teamed up to study and possibly develop a green ammonia ship-to-ship bunkering supply chain in Singapore, the world’s...

March 10, 2021
Total Views: 2690

Wednesday, March 3, 2021
IMO greenhouse gas emissions
Shipping

IMO Seen as Best Suited for Developing a Future Carbon Market for Shipping

By Barry Parker (gCaptain) – The International Maritime Organization is expected to codify a transitional (i.e. 2030) energy efficiency pathway for commercial ships in an upcoming meeting in June of...

March 3, 2021
Total Views: 1681

Thursday, February 18, 2021
women in maritime
Shipping

IMO and WISTA Launch ‘Women in Maritime’ Survey

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA International) have launched an inaugural “Women in Maritime” survey to examine the proportion and distribution of...

February 18, 2021
Total Views: 1972

Wednesday, February 17, 2021
lng bunkering rotterdam
Environment

IMO Tackles Shipping’s Decarbonization

Decarbonization is indeed “a thing”, as Millennials might say. The problem that I have writing on the topic- and presumably that readers have, is that the timeframes can be very...

February 17, 2021
Total Views: 1784

Monday, February 15, 2021
Piracy

IMO Urges Action to Combat Piracy in Gulf of Guinea

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) will convene a maritime security working group in response to the growing number of pirate attacks on ships in the Gulf of Guinea. The working...

February 15, 2021
Total Views: 3132

Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Shipping

UN Resolution Urges ‘Key Worker’ Designation for Seafarers

The United Nations General Assembly has called on UN Member States to designate seafarers and other maritime personnel as key workers and implement measures to allow seafarers stranded by the...

December 2, 2020
Total Views: 1699

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
cargo ship emissions
Environment

IMO Plan to Curb Shipping’s Carbon Emissions Triggers Criticism

By Jack Wittels and Jessica Shankleman (Bloomberg) — The organization responsible for setting global environmental standards for shipping approved rules designed to curb the industry’s carbon emissions, triggering criticism that its...

November 18, 2020
Total Views: 1560

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
IMO Headquarters london
Shipping

IMO Approves Extra Steps to Curb Shipping Emissions

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, Nov 17 (Reuters) – The United Nations shipping agency on Tuesday approved measures to boost energy efficiency in vessels as part of efforts to reduce the...

November 17, 2020
Total Views: 1629

Monday, November 16, 2020
IMO greenhouse gas emissions
Environment

Shipping Industry Proposes $5 Billion Program to Help Decarbonize Shipping

The global shipping industry is urgently calling on governments to move forward on a proposal for a $5 billion industry-financed research and development program that would help accelerate zero-carbon fuels...

November 16, 2020
Total Views: 751

Ocean Rebellion protest outside the International Maritime Organisation headquarters in London
Environment

Ocean Rebellion Protestors Bring Gasoline And Matches To IMO HQ

by John Konrad (gCaptain) The London Headquarters of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), was besieged again by Ocean Rebellion protestors on Monday, decrying the agency’s failure to act on climate change...

November 16, 2020
Total Views: 962

Friday, November 13, 2020
Maritime News

IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee Addresses Crew Change Crisis – Better Day for Seafarers Coming and Going

By Barry Parker – Repatriation of seafarers has been one of the most vexing issues facing the maritime industry throughout 2020, as Covid-19 has ravaged the world. Port States, however...

November 13, 2020
Total Views: 734

Friday, November 6, 2020
IMO greenhouse gas emissions
Interesting

IMO Charting Passage Plan for Reducing Shipping’s ‘Carbon Intensity’

By Barry Parker – Over the past year, “sustainability” has ratcheted upward to the top of the shipping industry’s radar. The activity will be ramping up now as the International...

November 6, 2020
Total Views: 485

Thursday, October 15, 2020
FSO Safer Yemen
Environment

The IMO Can’t Prevent This Massive Oil Tanker From Spilling

By Aziz El Yaakoubi (Reuters) – A United Nations team will have to wait several weeks to access a deteriorating FSO tanker off Yemen’s shore that is threatening to spill 1.1...

October 15, 2020
Total Views: 124

Thursday, October 1, 2020
IMO Headquarters london
Defense

IMO Cyber-attack Has Serious Implications

For the past day and a half, visitors to the official International Maritime Organization website, www.IMO.org, have been greeted with the message “This website is under maintenance.” But the maintenance...

October 1, 2020
Total Views: 503