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21/04/2017 Norway is first country to become a Contracting State to a key compensation treaty covering the transport of hazardous and noxious substances (HNS) by ship. Full Story »

27/03/2017 Decade-long GloBallast project to promote implementation of international treaty to stem transfer of potentially invasive species in ships’ ballast water concludes as ballast water management convention nears entry into force. Full Story »

15/03/2017 Shipping industry urged to apply diligently IMO guidance and best management practices to avert possible piracy attacks, in wake of hijack of Aris 13, off Puntland, Somalia. Full Story »

01/03/2017 Successful completion of the first phase of a project aimed at improving safety and environmental standards within Bangladesh's ship-recycling industry. Full Story »

03/02/2017 Kenya's JKUAT to host regional Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre (MTCC) for Africa region, under ambitious IMO-European Union project, to help mitigate the harmful effects of climate change.  Full Story »

18/01/2017 World Maritime Day 2017: Connecting ships, ports and people. Full Story »

18/01/2017 New obligations under MLC 2006 require shipowners to have compulsory insurance to cover abandonment of seafarers, as well as claims for death or long-term disability. Full Story »

17/01/2017 Exhibition charts 50 years of Government and industry working together to address risk of oil pollution from ships. Full Story »

13/01/2017 Jeddah Amendment to Djibouti Code of Conduct widens scope to human trafficking, IUU fishing and other illicit maritime activities.  Full Story »

09/01/2017 Including international shipping in European system could undermine global efforts. Full Story »

01/01/2017 The mandatory Polar Code, for ships operating in Arctic and Antarctic waters, enters into force on 1 January 2017. Full Story »

01/01/2017 Mandatory IGF Code for ships using gases or other low-flashpoint fuels enters into force on 1 January 2017, along with new training requirements for seafarers working on those ships.  Full Story »