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18/06/2018 How to create better shipping for a better future was a theme running throughout the 2018 IMO World Maritime Day Parallel Event in Szczecin, Poland.  Full Story »

25/05/2018 Scoping exercise begins, to look into how safe, secure and environmentally sound Maritime Autonomous Surface Ship operations may be addressed in IMO instruments. Full Story »

23/04/2018 Ratifications from Canada and Turkey bring key compensation treaty covering the transport of hazardous and noxious substances (HNS) by ship closer to entry into force.  Full Story »

13/04/2018 IMO adopts an initial strategy on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from ships, with a vision which aims to phase them out, as soon as possible in this century.  Full Story »

21/03/2018 IMO video outlines how the Global MTCC Network (GMN) initiative is uniting Maritime Technology Cooperation Centres (MTCCs) in targeted regions into a global network. Full Story »

06/03/2018 Seventy years to the day since the treaty establishing IMO was adopted, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II marked the occasion at IMO Headquarters in London.  Full Story »

05/03/2018 Requirements for ships to collect fuel oil consumption data entered into force on 1 March, along with other amendments to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL).  Full Story »

08/02/2018 New partnership agreement will help promote sustainable shipping through a range of safety- and environment-focused capacity-building activities in the maritime and port sectors in selected countries. Full Story »

01/01/2018 International convention amended to strengthen seafarers’ rights to shore leave and bring in new measures to prevent stowaways Full Story »