The International Maritime Organization (IMO) praises 2019 as a year of action reminiscing its achievements throughout the year and highlighting the importance of preserving the 2019 World Maritime Theme supporting women in shipping and taking out the barriers towards diversity and gender equality.
In honor of December 10 marking the Human Rights Day, United Nations Women published an infographic presenting the women’s place, their abilities and the future awaiting.
The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and the Australian Cruise Association (ACA) published an infographic focusing on the Australian cruise industry and its development for 2018 to 2019, highlighting that the sector experienced an increase of 11.2% in its total value to the national economy in the past year.
EMSA launched a project on maritime safety, maritime security and protection of the marine environment between the EU MS and Non-EU countries bordering the Black and Caspian Sea. EMSA has implemented the Black and Caspian Sea Regions Project for technical assistance bringing together national, European and international stakeholders with the aim to raise the safety, security and protection of marine environment standards.
EMSA published an infographic presenting the SafeMed project during 2018. In general, the SafeMed Project on maritime safety and prevention of pollution from ships is a European Union (EU) funded regional project run by the Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea (REMPEC) on behalf of the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
The European maritime single window environment, which was agreed in early February 2019, aims to address the issue of numerous, non-harmonised reporting obligations by linking the existing national maritime single windows together in a coordinated and harmonised way. The reform will improve interoperability between various systems, making it much easier to share and reuse data.
Total inked an agreement for the development of an LNG import floating terminal in Benin; the FSRUs are a better investment for an oil and gas company, in comparison to LNG carriers, as Drewry previously stated. Therefore, in order to take advantage of a FSRU’s benefits, one has to get an insight on how it works.
NOAA launched an infographic providing tips and information on safe boating, given that many are the accidents taking place at sea. Safety, despite the measures taken, also comes when one is informed about the weather, according to the National Weather System. Weather can cause many accidents, keeping in mind that many have been the casualties when weather conditions have resulted to injuries and fatalities.
UMAS released two infographics showing what fuels will help decarbonize shipping by 2050. The infographic shows the deep emission cuts that will be needed to meet the IMO GHG targets. The infographics highlight the huge possibility of untapped renewable energy potential to produce low- or zero-emissions electro-fuels and what next steps are necessary to scale up these solutions.
The American Hellenic Hull Insurance Agency published an infographic focusing on the IMO/MEPC open look scrubber issue, focusing on MEPC 74 that was conducted the previous week and highlights what effects do scrubbers have from the insurer’s perspective.
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