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2019-02-19 16:00:00

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has called for Member States and the entire maritime sector including shipping and ports, to come on board to achieve the ambitions set out in the IMO initial strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping. “We need to focus on technology transfer and research and development; we need expertise; we need IMO’s Member States to come together as one; we need the Member States to bring forward concrete proposals to IMO. We need to involve all maritime sectors – not just shipping. Investment in port infrastructure is just as important,” Secretary-General Lim said at the High Level Conference on Climate Change and Oceans Preservation, in Brussels, Belgium (19 February). more...


2019-02-18 11:00:00

IMO’s Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR) meets this week (18-22 February). The meeting will focus on finalizing draft guidelines on consistent implementation of the 0.50% sulphur limit. The meeting will also consider draft amendments to MARPOL Annex VI and draft amendments to port State control and onboard sampling guidelines. Among other agenda items, the Sub-Committee will begin its work to develop measures to reduce the risks of use and carriage of heavy fuel oil as fuel by ships in Arctic waters. more...


2019-02-15 23:45:00

Experience with implementing the IMO Ballast Water Management Convention, which aims to prevent the spread of potentially invasive aquatic species, is now underway. IMO’s participation at the Global TestNet 10th annual meeting (14-15 February) provided an opportunity to highlight a new module on IMO’s Global Integrated Shipping Information System (GISIS), which allows port States, flag States and other stakeholders to gather, prepare and submit data on ballast water sampling and chemical and biological analysis. more...




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Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR) (18/02/2019 - 22/02/2019)
Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment (SSE) (04/03/2019 - 08/03/2019)
Legal Committee (LEG) (25/03/2019 - 29/03/2019)
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