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17 June 2021

Further shipping GHG emission reduction measures adopted

International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopts key mandatory measures to reduce ships’ carbon intensity; establishes ship rating system.

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08 June 2021

100th State joins ship air pollution and emissions treaty

​Argentina becomes 100th State Party to MARPOL Annex VI regulations for the prevention of air pollution from ships.

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28 May 2021

IMO working group agrees guidelines to support new GHG measures

Guidelines to support new carbon intensity cutting measures agreed by working group ahead of MEPC.

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25 May 2021

Autonomous ships: regulatory scoping exercise completed

IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee finalizes its analysis of ship safety treaties, to assess next steps for regulating Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS).

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17 June 2021

One year extension for IMO GloLitter project

The IMO's GloLitter Partnerships Project, which aims to help the maritime transport and fishing sectors in developing countries move towards a low-plastics future, has been granted a one year extension.

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16 June 2021

Joanna Toole environment grant launched

Fighting against the impacts of ghost gear and marine litter was a passion for the late Joanna Toole, former FAO staff member, who was tragically killed when Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed en route to Nairobi on 10 March 2019. To honour her work, a marine environment grant has been created.

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11 June 2021

Enhancing maritime security in Western Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden – website launched

Regional cooperation is crucial in the fight against piracy and armed robbery against ships and other illicit maritime activities. A new website www.dcoc.org highlights the Djibouti Code of Conduct, adopted under the auspices of IMO which has been instrumental in containing the threat of piracy in the Western Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden. 

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