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13 May 2021

Energy efficient ship operation - free online course launched

Free-to-access energy efficient ship operation E-Learning course launched for seafarers and others

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05 May 2021

Autonomous shipping, Covid-19 impact, security and fuel safety in spotlight

The foundations for the future development of a regulatory framework for Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) will be laid at the 103rd session of IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), held in remote session from 5 to14 May 2021. 

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20 April 2021

Promoting National Maritime Transport Policies

IMO is continuing to introduce countries to the concept of National Maritime Transport Policies (NMTPs). Officials from 10 countries, including Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) took part in the 4th Advanced Maritime Leaders' Programme (20 April).

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19 April 2021

Draft amendments to modernize GMDSS set to be agreed

Important work to update the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) is continuing in the Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR), which is meeting for its 8th session (19-23 April).  

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19 April 2021

Informal discussions focus on lifecycle GHG/carbon intensity of cleaner fuels for shipping

IMO has facilitated virtual informal discussion sessions (14-15 April) on lifecycle GHG/carbon intensity for potential future fuels for shipping. Shipping will need new fuels to achieve the levels of ambition of the IMO's Initial GHG Strategy.

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16 April 2021

IMO regional webinar targets increased safety for fishing industry

A two-day Regional Workshop for stakeholders from the Middle East, North Africa and Mediterranean States provided a platform to discuss progress towards ratification of the 2012 Cape Town  Agreement.

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16 April 2021

Developing countries explore maritime alternative fuel opportunities

A new workshop package on 'Alternative fuels and energy carriers for maritime shipping' has been launched this week (13-16 April). Georgia, India and South Africa are the first countries to benefit from the package, delivered online and organized under the IMO-Norway GreenVoyage2050 project, with China set to take part in the second workshop at the end of April.

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14 April 2021

New series of webinars on oil spill preparedness and response

Global efforts to prevent oil spills continue despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The first webinar of a new series on oil spill preparedness and response delivered by the GI WACAF Project is taking place on 14 April.

  

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01 April 2021

MV Ever Given incident in Suez Canal

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has issued a statement about the incident involving the MV Ever Given, which ran aground in the Suez Canal on 23 March 2021.

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