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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 »