ABS releases IMO Polar Code Advisory

The potential for marine traffic in Polar regions increases and there is a clear need for modern and effective regulation. A significant step toward that goal was achieved on 15 May 2015 when the International Maritime Organization (IMO) formally adopted the remaining parts of the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters – known colloquially as the “Polar Code.”

COSCO, ABS plan to explore navigation in Northwest Passage

COSCO and ABS have signed cooperation agreement to expand COSCO’s use of the Northeast Passage for more regular trading, explore navigation in Northwest Passage, and develop ice-classed vessel types appropriate for Trans-Arctic shipping. The parties will begin by establishing a cooperative initiative on Arctic Shipping Technology Development.


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