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Women in maritime get new association in West and Central Africa

Diversity and maritime security were in focus at the inaugural event for the Women in Maritime of West and Central Africa (WIMOWCA).

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Cutting GHG emissions from shipping - 10 years of mandatory rules

2021 marks a decade of action since IMO adopted the first set of mandatory energy efficiency measures for ships.

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World Maritime theme 2022: New technologies for greener shipping

'New technologies for greener shipping' has been chosen as the World Maritime theme for 2022, reflecting the need to support a green transition of the maritime sector into a sustainable future, while leaving no one behind.

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International Maritime Prize to go to Mr. Paul Sadler (UK)

Prize for 2020 is to be awarded to Mr. Paul Sadler, former representative of Government of the United Kingdom to IMO and of IACS.

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15 September 2021

​Draft interim guidelines for ships using fuel cells agreed by Sub-Committee

Draft interim guidelines aimed at providing international standard provisions for ships using fuel cell power installations have been agreed by IMO's Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC 7).

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14 September 2021

Maritime sector’s commitment to act on climate change highlighted in new video

"The IMO community is highly committed to tackling climate change," IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim says, in an interview for Making Waves: The Future of Shipping, a news-style video launched at IMO Headquarters (13 September) as part of London International Shipping Week.

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23 August 2021

IMO supports maritime security activities in East Africa

IMO has assisted in the strengthening of maritime security governance in East Africa by participating in regional events during August 2021.

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Mr. Kitack Lim

Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization

Mr. Kitack Lim (Republic of Korea) is the eighth elected Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization.


Mr. Kitack Lim

Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization

Mr. Kitack Lim (Republic of Korea) is the eighth elected Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization.


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