A series of regional webinars will promote the importance of ratifying the Cape Town Agreement on fishing vessel safety.Continue Reading
IMO forges ahead with development of new short-term measures to implement GHG strategy.Continue Reading
The International Maritime Organization joins the wider UN family in celebrating the 75th anniversary of the United Nations and its founding Charter, on 24 October.Continue Reading
IMO has held the first in a series of regional webinars for Member States on the challenges faced by seafarers during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The event (21 October) for Eastern and Southern Africa covered pressing issues including crew change, repatriation, medical care, emotional and mental health support. The objective of the series is to identify best practices with a view to alleviating the current crisis affecting seafarers and the shipping industry. Some 400,000 seafarers are stranded on ships after contracts have been extended or have expired, with similar numbers waiting to join ships.
A key project to support the reduction of GHG emissions from shipping in developing countries through regional maritime technology cooperation centres has been extended to June 2021. The Global MTCC Network (GMN) Project is implemented by IMO and funded by the European Union.
Tas Global Co., Ltd and DHI Water and Environment are the latest entities to join the Global Industry Alliance (GIA) for Marine Biosafety, an initiative launched in June 2020 by the IMO GloFouling Partnerships project. The initiative works to promote collaboration with the private sector to address two of the most pressing environmental issues of our time: invasive species and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
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