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20/05/2019 Amendments approved to strengthen existing mandatory requirements for new ships to be more energy efficient. Full Story »

20/05/2019 Comprehensive set of guidance and guidelines to support the consistent implementation of 2020 sulphur limit agreed. Full Story »

15/05/2019 A new IMO video puts the spotlight on how an IMO/EU initiative is helping cut maritime emissions in the Solomon Islands as part of a global project to help tackle climate change. Full Story »

13/05/2019 GreenVoyage-2050 project will initiate and promote global efforts to demonstrate and test technical solutions for reducing GHG emissions from shipping, enhancing knowledge and information sharing to support the IMO GHG reduction strategy. Full Story »

11/04/2019 ​A successful IMO project promoted by Norway to establish a maritime "single window" in Antigua and Barbuda has been completed – and the source code for the system will now be made available to other countries who need it. Full Story »

08/04/2019 ​A mandatory requirement for national governments to introduce electronic information exchange between ships and ports comes into effect from 8 April 2019. Full Story »

22/03/2019 Major five-year project to help protect marine biodiversity holds global workshop to start its work to address biofouling. Full Story »

12/03/2019 New United Nations GESAMP report reviews wide range of proposed marine geoengineering techniques.  Full Story »

07/02/2019 Spain is latest country to accede to the International Maritime Organization’s Cape Town Agreement on fishing vessel safety. Full Story »

06/02/2019 IMO launches new logo for its Women in Maritime programme, as part of its mission to support UN SDG Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.  Full Story »

07/01/2019 MARPOL amendments entered into force on 1 January 2019. Also, IMSBC Code amendments entered into force.  Full Story »