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Friday, March 22, 2024
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World’s First Global CO2 Charge Inches Closer at IMO Meeting

By Jack Wittels (Bloomberg) — The shipping industry is being lined up as a guinea pig for a world-first: a global, mandatory charge on greenhouse gas

March 22, 2024
Total Views: 1384

Monday, March 18, 2024
smoke pollution coming from a container ship

Pressure Builds for Charge on Global Shipping Sector’s CO2 Emissions

BRUSSELS, March 18 (Reuters) – The European Union, Canada, Japan and climate-vulnerable Pacific Island states are among 47 countries rallying

March 18, 2024
Total Views: 614

IMO Secretary-General Arsenio Dominguez during the opening of the 81st session of the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) (18-3-24). Photo courtesy IMO

IMO Secretary-General Opens MEPC81 with Call for ‘Concerted Action’ to Reduce Shipping Emissions

The Secretary-General of the United Nations International Maritime Organization (IMO), Arsenio Dominguez, has urged for a united effort to align the

March 18, 2024
Total Views: 660

Wednesday, March 6, 2024
File photo shows a seafarer standing on the deck of a ship

IMO and ILO Launch Joint Efforts to Combat Violence and Harassment in Maritime

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) have issued a series of recommendations in a concerted effort to

March 6, 2024
Total Views: 655

Thursday, February 1, 2024
smoke pollution coming from a container ship

Shipping Industry Proposes Fund to Accelerate Net-Zero Transition

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has submitted a comprehensive proposal to the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO), advocating for the

February 1, 2024
Total Views: 1128

Monday, January 15, 2024
Naval diplomacy in London

Beyond G7 Gunboats: The Case for Naval Diplomacy to Secure the Red Sea

Both the G7 and the US-led military coalition have been unsuccessful in protecting trade in the Red Sea, Black Sea and other maritime regions. Is there a more

January 15, 2024
Total Views: 7583

Wednesday, December 6, 2023
oil tanker

IMO Adopts Tougher Resolution to Tackle ‘Shadow’ Tanker Fleet

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, Dec 6 (Reuters) – The United Nations’ shipping agency on Wednesday adopted a resolution targeting

December 6, 2023
Total Views: 2866

Friday, December 1, 2023
imo headquarters

Russia Fails to Get Re-Elected to IMO Council

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, Dec 1 (Reuters) – Russia on Friday failed to win enough votes for re-election to the United Nation’s shipping

December 1, 2023
Total Views: 1937

Wednesday, October 18, 2023
A tanker ship is seen in the English Channel at sunrise, near Dover, Britain, August 4, 2021. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo

Shipping Industry Set to Miss 2030 Zero-Emission Fuel Target

By Gloria Dickie LONDON, Oct 18 (Reuters) – The world is not on track for zero-emission fuels to account for 5% of international shipping fuels by

October 18, 2023
Total Views: 826

Monday, October 9, 2023
An aerial of a containership showing emissions

New Data Collection Tool Could Help Steer CII Improvements

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has launched a new data collection system to help steer improvements to the new Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII). 

October 9, 2023
Total Views: 575

Wednesday, October 4, 2023
Bulk carrier Aroyat arrives to the sea port of Chornomorsk. Photo REUTERS/Stringer

Russia Accuses IMO of Succumbing to ‘External Pressure’

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, Oct 4 (Reuters) – The U.N. shipping agency is departing from its impartial role due to “external

October 4, 2023
Total Views: 1514

Monday, October 2, 2023
Aerial view of a container ship

Poseidon Principles: Revised Framework Aligns Top Shipping Banks with New Climate Target

The Poseidon Principles has announced revising its framework to align shipping’s top banks with the International Maritime Organization’s new

October 2, 2023
Total Views: 823

Thursday, September 28, 2023
World Maritime Day 2023 banner

World Maritime Day 2023: MARPOL Turns 50!

Each year on the last Thursday of September, the maritime world marks World Maritime Day, an annual UN day of observance to raise awareness and highlight the

September 28, 2023
Total Views: 934

Friday, August 25, 2023
Ship propeller file photo

Charting a Quieter Course: Advancing Strategies to Mitigate Underwater Noise from Ships

By Ira Breskin — In January, International Maritime Organization delegates plan to present to senior leadership a revised plan to mitigate underwater

August 25, 2023
Total Views: 1456

Tuesday, July 25, 2023
A disabled tug and barge

US Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer to Receive IMO Bravery at Sea Award

U.S. Coast Guard rescue swimmer Caleb Halle has been chosen to receive the IMO 2023 Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea for his role in the rescue of seven

July 25, 2023
Total Views: 5156

Saturday, July 22, 2023
Cruise Industry Asks UN To Reconsider Carbon Rule
Cruise Ships

Cruise Industry Asks UN To Reconsider Carbon Rule

Picture a cruise ship. Not just a ferryboat, but an enormous floating resort filled with roller coasters, fine dining, and Broadway-style shows. These massive

July 22, 2023
Total Views: 4196

Tuesday, July 18, 2023
Panama’s Surprising IMO Win: Unpacking The UN Agency’s Controversial Election

Panama’s Surprising IMO Win: Unpacking The UN Agency’s Controversial Election

By Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) In a surprising twist, Arsenio Antonio Dominguez Velasco of Panama emerged victorious in the United Nations’

July 18, 2023
Total Views: 2483

IMO Elects Panama’s Dominguez as Secretary-General

IMO Elects Panama’s Dominguez as Secretary-General

The International Maritime Organization’s Council (IMO) has elected Arsenio Antonio Dominguez Velasco from Panama as its secretary-general, the

July 18, 2023
Total Views: 723

Friday, July 7, 2023
smoke pollution coming from a container ship

IMO Adopts New Strategy to Reduce GHG Emissions from Shipping

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, July 7 (Reuters) – Countries on Friday adopted a revised greenhouse gas (GHG) strategy for shipping that

July 7, 2023
Total Views: 2086


IMO’s Revised GHG Strategy for Shipping: Details and Reactions

Member States of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) have adopted at revised strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from international

July 7, 2023
Total Views: 1841


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