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28 October 2020

IMO and Republic of Korea partner to address ships' GHG emissions

Four-year partnership will support GHG reduction training in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

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27 October 2020

First FIN-SMART Roundtable on Financing Sustainable Maritime Transport

First FIN-SMART global roundtable affirms need to accelerate finance to support sustainable shipping, particularly in developing countries.

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23 October 2020

IMO webinars put fishing vessel safety high on agenda

A series of regional webinars will promote the importance of ratifying the Cape Town Agreement on fishing vessel safety.

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23 October 2020

IMO working group agrees further measures to cut ship emissions

IMO forges ahead with development of new short-term measures to implement GHG strategy.

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23 October 2020

Addressing challenges faced by seafarers: regional webinars launched

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.

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21 October 2020

Maritime technology centre project extended

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.

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19 October 2020

Public-private alliance to combat biofouling expands

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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