At its 31st session, which took place on 25 November – 4 December 2019, the IMO Assembly adopted a resolution on Guidance on communication of information by Member States, to help improve information reporting.
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.
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.
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.
During its 31st session, November 25 to December 4, the IMO adopted a resolution on “Preserving the Legacy of the World Maritime Theme for 2019 and achieving a Barrier-Free Working Environment for Women in the Maritime Sector”.
IMO in cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) launched a new global project called “GloLitter Partnerships Project”, with the goal of preventing and reducing marine litter plastic from shipping and fisheries.
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.
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.
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.
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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