The IMO's MEPC 76 took place virtually from 10 to 17 June 2021, adopting amendments to MARPOL Annex VI that will require ships to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, in line with the 2018 Initial IMO Strategy. The meeting also adopted an HFO ban for ships in Arctic. Both decisions were seen as inadequate by green groups and a significant part of the industry.Read more
From wind, to steam, to diesel engines and autonomous ships, vessels’ propulsion is a constant struggle to innovate.
A marine pilot, also called maritime pilot, harbor pilot, port pilot, ship pilot, or simply pilot, is a mariner who maneuvers ships through dangerous or congested waters, such as harbors or river mouths.
UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency launched a consultation on additional safety updates for bulk carriers. The updates include tighter rules on damage stability and structural requirements.
The US Coast Guard issued Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MISB) 02-21 Change 2, announcing it will no longer enforce mask requirements in outdoor areas of maritime transportation conveyances and hubs, in line with an amended Order issued by the CDC.
Texas banned businesses from requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccinations. This opposses to the CDC, which provided looser restrictions for cruise ships that have 95% of passengers and crew fully vaccinated.
IMO has called on all shipping stakeholders to provide input to the Experience Building Phase (EBP) designed to see just how the BWM Convention is working. BIMCO informs that shipowners can now submit such data directly to the World Maritime University.
As IMO’s MEPC 76 came to an end, Gard Club highlights that plastics in the ocean remains a global problem and requires action from all.
While the maritime industry discusses short-term measures at the IMO’s MEPC 76, actors in finance, law and shipping explored shipping’s road to decarbonisation and net zero.
DNV has signed an agreement with Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) for collaboration on the hydrogen value chain.
The IMO's GloLitter Partnerships Project has been granted a one year extension by the initial funding body.