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23/12/2016 IMO announces first two institutes selected to host regional Maritime Technology Cooperation Centres (MTCCs) under IMO-European Union project, to help mitigate the harmful effects of climate change.  Full Story »

06/12/2016 Former Chair of IMO Legal Committee and Vice President (Honoris Causa) of Comité Maritime International receives International Maritime Prize 2015 for contribution to IMO. Full Story »

22/11/2016 Captain Radhika Menon, Master of the Sampurna Swarajya, has received the highest IMO bravery recognition for saving the lives of seven fishermen. Full Story »

11/11/2016 Shipping’s unique role in providing most of everything that the world’s people need and want was the focus for an international audience.  Full Story »

28/10/2016 Ships to record fuel oil data as part of ‘roadmap’ for GHG reduction strategy. Full Story »

28/10/2016 1 January 2020 set as implementation date for significant reduction in the sulphur content of fuel oil used by ships. Full Story »

19/10/2016 Panama is latest State to accede to BWM Convention, bringing shipping tonnage covered by the treaty to 53.28%, with 53 Contracting Parties. Full Story »

29/09/2016 Today (29 September) IMO and the global maritime community celebrate the annual World Maritime Day. Full Story »

20/09/2016 Governments urged to ratify treaty which regulates the dumping of wastes at sea to ensure the universal application of its precautionary approach. Full Story »

20/09/2016 GloMEEP training paves way for further work in climate change mitigation by the maritime sector. Full Story »

08/09/2016 Accession by Finland triggers entry into force of convention that aims to stop spread of potentially invasive aquatic species in ships’ ballast water.  Full Story »

07/07/2016 Captain Radhika Menon, Master of Sampurna Swarajya, is to receive the Award for her role in the dramatic rescue of seven fishermen.  Full Story »

07/07/2016 2017 theme will focus on shipping, ports and the people that operate them alongside joined-up maritime strategies.  Full Story »

07/07/2016 Prize will recognize the contribution of Dr. Wiswall, former Chair of the IMO Legal Committee and Vice-President (Honoris Causa) Comité Maritime International (CMI).  Full Story »

30/06/2016 The gross mass of a container must be verified before it is loaded onto a ship, under new SOLAS regulation. Full Story »

30/06/2016 New SOLAS regulation requires ships to carry portable atmosphere testing equipment on board. Full Story »

21/06/2016 IMO is gearing up for its annual campaign to mark the Day of the Seafarer, an official United Nations observance day held on 25th June. Full Story »

27/05/2016 Capacity-building course held within the framework of the Global Maritime Energy Efficiency Partnerships (GloMEEP) Project, co-hosted by China Maritime Safety Administration and Dalian Maritime University. Full Story »

23/05/2016 Advice regarding verification of the gross mass of packed containers loaded before 1 July 2016 and transhipped on or after 1 July 2016 agreed by IMO.  Full Story »

13/05/2016 Maritime Safety Committee confirm classification societies' ship construction rules for oil tankers and bulk carriers conform to the goals and functional requirements set by IMO. Full Story »

03/05/2016 IMO Secretary-General welcomes Presidential Statement which encourages States in the region and regional organizations to enhance cooperation on maritime safety and security. Full Story »

22/04/2016 Organization agrees mandatory system for collecting ships’ fuel consumption data. Full Story »

19/04/2016 Indonesia’s President Mr Joko Widodo addressed the Marine Environment Protection Committee at the invitation of IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim. Full Story »

15/04/2016 IMO kick-starts ambitious project to help mitigate the harmful effects of climate change.  Full Story »

11/04/2016 IMO adopts revised and modernized annex to the Convention on Facilitation of International Maritime Traffic (FAL).  Full Story »

31/03/2016 IMO-GloBallast R&D Forum in Canada showcased the latest developments in ballast water management. Full Story »

10/02/2016 IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim urges further ratifications in order to establish a certain date for entry into force. Full Story »

08/02/2016 HNS 2010 treaty covering the transport of hazardous and noxious substances by ship will complement existing liability and compensation regimes. Full Story »

03/02/2016 Secretary-General Ban commends IMO for its contribution to the fight to combat climate change. Full Story »

29/01/2016 Secretary-General Kitack Lim visits WMU.  Full Story »

15/01/2016 IMO is in a position to confirm that the November ratifications did not trigger the convention’s entry into force.  Full Story »

12/01/2016 Network of regional maritime technology cooperation centres to be established through €10 million funding contribution. Full Story »