IMO adopts resolution to address fraudulent registries

During its 31st session on 25 November to 4 December 2019, the IMO Assembly adopted, among others, a resolution addressing fraudulent ship registration. The IMO recently put under the microscope over 300 ships involved in fraudulent vessel registrations. 

IMO urges for implementation of polar safety measures to non-SOLAS ships

During its 31st session on 25 November-4 December, the IMO Assembly adopted a resolution on interim safety measures for ships not certified under the SOLAS Convention operating in polar waters. The resolution urges Member States to implement, voluntarily, safety measures prescribed in the Polar Code.

Increasing confidence on second industry meeting for IMO 2020

The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) informs that a second roundtable industry meeting hosted by IMO at its London Headquarters in Monday, November 18 saw more optimism about the general readiness to meet the 2020 sulphur cap requirement, as compared to the first meeting which took place earlier in June.

Kitack Lim re-elected as IMO Sec-Gen until 2023

Kitack Lim, secretary-general of the IMO will remain in his post, as the Council approved his renewal and re-elected him. Meaning that Kitack Lim will serve the IMO for the four following years, until 2023.

Immediate sulphur cap compliance will face challenges

Gavin Thompson, Vice Chair of Asia Pacific in its monthly blog discusses the upcoming IMO 2020 sulphur cap, the scrubber installations through the years and how ready the industry is to keep up with the changes.

Do you know why IMO number is important for vessels?

The IMO Ship Identification Number is a unique seven-digit number which remains unchanged through a vessel’s lifetime and is linked to its hull, regardless of any changes of names, flags, or owners. In fact, the IMO number is a unique seven digit number that is assigned to propelled, sea-going merchant ships of 100 GT and above upon keel laying, with the exception of ships without mechanical means of propulsion; pleasure yachts; ships engaged on special service, such as lightships; hopper barges; hydrofoils, air cushion vehicles; floating docks and structures classified in a similar manner; ships of war, troopships as well as wooden ships.

IMO commits to cutting shipping emissions during COP 25

During the COP 25, the IMO presented its latest work concerning reducing GHG emissions, referring to its initial strategy and commitment on extinguishing shipping GHG emissions, as a matter of urgency, given the environmental disruption of climate change.


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