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13 April 2021

IMO Council set to expand under approved amendments

Amendments to IMO Convention will be forwarded for adoption at IMO Assembly in December 2021.

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09 April 2021

Exceptional maritime people honoured at virtual IMO awards

International Maritime Organization (IMO) holds first ever virtual awards ceremony.

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08 April 2021

30 countries join global initiative to tackle marine litter

Countries from across the oceans team up to tackle marine plastic litter under the ambitious GloLitter Partnerships Project.

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26 March 2021

Seafarers and aircrew need priority COVID-19 vaccination

UN organizations issue joint call for seafarers and aircrew to be prioritized for COVID-19 vaccination.

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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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26 March 2021

Ship-Port Interface Guide released to support GHG emissions reduction

A new Ship-Port Interface Guide.pdf focusing on eight practical measures which can support GHG emission reduction at the ship-port interface has been released. Developed by the Global Industry Alliance to Support Low Carbon Shipping (Low Carbon GIA) under the IMO-Norway GreenVoyage2050 Project, the Guide aims to support the maritime industry in achieving IMO’s emission reduction goals and contribute to greener shipping.

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25 March 2021

Supporting sustainable maritime development in the Pacific

IMO has continued its work to support Pacific Island countries with a virtual workshop (23-24 March) on the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF). Maritime activity is considered an essential component of any programme for future sustainable economic growth, and most of the elements of the 2030 Agenda will only be realized with a sustainable transport sector supporting world trade and facilitating the global economy.

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