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    IMO’s work to cut GHG emissions from ships

    IMO is contributing to the global fight against climate change. IMO has adopted mandatory measures to cut emissions. In 2018, IMO adopted an initial strategy on reduction of GHG emissions from ships. IMO projects promote innovation and support developing countries, especially small island developing States (SIDS) and least developed countries (LDCs).

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    FAQ - EEXI and CII - ship carbon intensity and rating system

    From 1 January 2023 it will be mandatory for all ships to calculate their attained Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) to measure their energy efficiency and to initiate the collection of data for the reporting of their annual operational carbon intensity indicator (CII) and CII rating. Read the Frequently Asked Questions.

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    Maritime Security and Safety in the Black Sea and Sea of Azov

    Information about the evolving maritime security and security situation in the Black Sea and Sea of Azov region. The situation is impacting local populations, shipping, seafarers and global trade.

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    Symposium - Maritime Single Window 2024 - 18-19 January 2023

    IMO, IAPH and BIMCO, with the support of IPCSA, are organising the 'Maritime Single Window 2024 – A window of opportunities' hybrid symposium which will bring together institutions, governments, port authorities, industry associations, shipowners, and solution providers from around the world to discuss the benefits and opportunities for maritime trade arising from the application of the maritime single window (MSW).

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    IMO and the oceans

    As the United Nations agency responsible for developing and adopting measures to improve the safety and security of international shipping and to prevent pollution from ships, IMO has an integral role in meeting the targets set out in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

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    2012 Cape Town Agreement to enhance fishing safety

    Fishing is one of the most dangerous professions in the world, with thousands of fishers estimated to lose their lives every year when working to supply the world's growing appetite for fish and fish products. IMO is raising awareness of the 2012 Cape Town Agreement (CTA) to help bring it into force. In 2019, more than 50 States committed to ratify the 2012 Cape Town Agreement by 11 October 2022.

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    Coronavirus (COVID-19) - advice for seafarers and shipping

    Advice to people on how to protect themselves and those around them from getting the disease.

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    Monkeypox disease

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned of a multi-country monkeypox outbreak in non-endemic countries. IMO has issued Circular Letter which contains guidance issued by the WHO.

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