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IMO's work on support for seafarers, GHG emissions and affiliated educational institutions have received a financial boost from the Government of Malaysia.
Nine IMO Member States in the Asia & Pacific region are participating in a course to address underreporting of marine casualty investigations.
IMO's Technical Cooperation Committee at its 71st session approved the establishment of an IMO Regional Presence Office for the Pacific Islands region.
Domestic ferry operations play a crucial role in the movement of people and goods in many regions around the world. But about 95% of ferry casualties world-wide occur during domestic operations. In a new short animated video, IMO provides key messages on the importance of safety standards on domestic passenger ferries and the development of model regulations.
IMO-Norway GreenVoyage2050 Project launches work on low and zero carbon demonstration projects in India
Key stakeholders with an aspiration to implement low and zero carbon demonstration projects in India have been brought together at a National Stakeholder Roundtable (30 September). The online event, jointly organised by the IMO-Norway GreenVoyage2050 project and the Directorate General of Shipping of India, involved a broad range of stakeholders from across the maritime sector. These included cargo owners, ship owners and operators, ports as well as representatives from the government and finance sectors.
Discussions around the role of women in maritime took centre stage at the first webinar organized by IMO Member State delegates working to achieve gender equality in the maritime sector.
Progress made on life-cycle Greenhouse Gas (GHG) guidelines for alternative low/zero carbon marine fuels
An International Maritime Organization (IMO) working group has made concrete progress in developing lifecycle GHG/carbon intensity guidelines (LCA guidelines), to be utilized when assessing the overall climate impact of new fuels, which shipping needs to transition to in order to meet the GHG reduction ambitions, as set out in IMO's Initial GHG Strategy.