Ship recycling in Bangladesh to enter third phase of key project

The third phase of an IMO-implemented project to enhance safe and environmentally sound ship recycling in Bangladesh has been given the go-ahead, with Norway committing approximately US$1.5 million (14 million Norwegian Kroner) to support improved ship recycling in Bangladesh.

ICS, ITF publish results of health protection measures on board ships survey

The IMO received a report of ICS and ITF entitled ”Outcome of the surveys on health protections measures onboard ships in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic”. The ICS survey aims to gain further understanding of the health protection measures introduced by companies on board their ships during the pandemic.

IMO considering virtual meetings after postponed agenda

Following postponement of all IMO meetings scheduled from March to July 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the IMO now announced that work is underway to reschedule these meetings, including the possibilities for virtual meetings.

IMO 2020 overshadowed by COVID-19, but challenges remain

What was on the minds of all shipowners coming into 2020 has now been clearly over shadowed by COVID-19 and its impact. However, as IUMI says, challenges remain on the full implementations of IMO’s 2020 sulphur cap.

Peru, Ecuador to start work to address invasive aquatic species

The IMO-led GloFouling Partnerships project is tackling the introduction of invasive aquatic organisms into new marine environments. Such invasions have the potential to affect biodiversity and ecosystem health, but also significantly affect several economic sectors.

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