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Proposal to ban carriage of high sulphur fuel ships without scrubbers to be discussed at IMO

From 2020, a ship will have no legitimate reason to bunker fuel with more than 0.50% sulphur unless it has approved abatement technology or a valid […]

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EU takes actions to enhance maritime security

At the  EU-hosted ‘Our Ocean conference’ in Malta, from 5 to 6 of October, the European Union  committed to take actions in order to tackle the problem […]

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​IMO regional pollution centre assists Greece oil spill clean-up

The IMO-administered Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea (REMPEC) is providing technical expertise to help clean up beaches in Greece affected by […]

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New submission to IMO on GHG emissions reduction

International shipowner organizations ICS, BIMCO, Intertanko and Intercargo, jointly submitted to IMO a new paper last week to further elaborate their views on the initial strategy concerning […]

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EMSA – Seafarer Statistics in the EU – Statistical review (2015 data STCW)

The statistical review presented in this report by EMSA, is based on data extracted from certificates and endorsements registered by EU Member States until 31 December 2015 and […]

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SEA\LNG CALLS FOR COMPLIANCE AND ENFORCEMENT COMMITMENT AS 2020 SUPLHUR CAP LOOMS

 SEA\LNG, the multi-sector industry coalition working to facilitate and accelerate the widespread adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel, today urged the industry […]

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European Maritime Social Partners welcome the Directive ensuring the welfare of seafarers

The European Maritime Social Partners warmly welcome the European Commission’s adoption of their proposal to update their Agreement on the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Maritime Labour […]

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High Seas Governance Must Take Account of Existing IMO Framework

At the United Nations in New York, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is representing shipowners at a UN Preparatory Committee which is developing a new […]

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IMO outlines GloBallast highlights

IMO outlines the key achievements of the GloBallast Partnerships Programme, executed by IMO in collaboration with the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Development […]

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