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: 1631

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: 1526

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: 1611

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: 667

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: 936

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: 672

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: 362

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: 108

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: 243

IMO Headquarters london
Maritime News

International Maritime Organization Hit By Cyber Attack

LONDON, Oct 1 (Reuters) – U.N. shipping agency the International Maritime Organization (IMO) said on Thursday its website and intranet had been disabled by a sophisticated cyber-attack and its IT...

October 1, 2020
Total Views: 49

Friday, September 25, 2020
containership bunkering
Maritime News

Trafigura Proposes Carbon Tax on Marine Fuels to Help Meet Emissions Targets

SINGAPORE, Sept 25 (Reuters) – Commodities trader Trafigura on Friday proposed a carbon levy of $250-$300 per tonne of carbon-dioxide (CO2) equivalent on shipping fuels to make zero and low...

September 25, 2020
Total Views: 45

Thursday, September 24, 2020
ship sinking fail
Blog

Is Today World Maritime Day Or Maritime Fail Day?

Today is World Maritime Day, and a search of Google News reveals that the IMO has failed during what – because of the fact that more than 300,000 seafarers are...

September 24, 2020
Total Views: 47

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
gCaptain

Does The IMO ‘Intend’ To Do Nothing At All?

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) In the fifteen years of running gCaptain, we have reached out to the International Maritime Organization (IMO),  several times and even traveled to their beautiful...

September 23, 2020
Total Views: 64

Thursday, September 10, 2020
Wakashio ship sinking
Accidents

IMO FAIL – Forbes Drills Deep Into The Wakashio Salvage Efforts

by John Konrad (gCaptain) According to a new report by Forbes, M/V Wakashio salvage and oil recovery efforts are failing on many fronts. These failures have resulted in deaths, environmental...

September 10, 2020
Total Views: 138

Wednesday, September 9, 2020
imo-Matthew-Sommerville
Oil Spill

Watch An IMO ‘Expert’ Give Mauritius The Worst Advice Ever

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Last week Forbes contributor Nishan Degnarain, continued his penetrating coverage of the Wakashio oil spill by questioning statements made by the IMO’s top adviser, Matthew Sommerville,...

September 9, 2020
Total Views: 217

Tuesday, August 4, 2020
ship emissions
Maritime News

Shipping’s Share of Global Carbon Emissions Increases

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Carbon emissions from shipping rose in the six-year period to 2018 and accounted for 2.89% of the world’s CO2, a study released...

August 4, 2020
Total Views: 64

Tuesday, June 16, 2020
cargo ship
Maritime News

Weary Sailors Pose Risk to World Merchant Fleet -IMO Secretary-General

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, June 16 (Reuters) – Hundreds of thousands of weary seafarers stuck on ships for many months and unable to go home due to the coronavirus pose...

June 16, 2020
Total Views: 12

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
IMO Headquarters london
Maritime News

UN Agencies Make Urgent Plea for Crew Changes and ‘Key Worker’ Designation for Seafarers

The heads of the maritime, labor and aviation agencies at the United Nations have issued a plea for urgent action on crew changes and for “key worker” designation so that...

May 27, 2020
Total Views: 14

Friday, March 20, 2020
Maritime News

Defending HFO Carriage Ban Breach, MSC Says Could Not Fit Scrubber Due to Coronavirus

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, March 20 (Reuters) – The world’s number two container line MSC is in talks with the United Arab Emirates after the Gulf country banned one of...

March 20, 2020
Total Views: 14

Thursday, March 12, 2020
IMO Headquarters london
Maritime News

IMO Headquarters Closes, Meetings Suspended Due to Coronavirus

LONDON, March 12 (Reuters) – The International Maritime Organization (IMO), the United Nations’shipping agency, has closed its headquarters in London and postponed a session of its Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC)....

March 12, 2020
Total Views: 11