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Regional maritime piracy agreement broadened to cover other illicit maritime activity

An international agreement that has been instrumental in repressing piracy and armed robbery against ships in the western Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden has […]

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“IΜΟ has our full support in the mitigation of global GHG emissions from ships”

London, UK: INTERCARGO expresses its full support and total alignment with IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim’s concerns that including shipping in the European Union’s Emission Trading System […]

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Initial EU ship recycling list shows clear need for global mind-set

The European Commission recently published its first edition of the EU list of approved ship recycling facilities. At this stage, it only features yards situated in […]

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Unions, industry seek consensus with Limassol port operators

The commercialisation of Limassol port will only be complete once the new operators reach mutually acceptable agreements with local stakeholders that safeguard their rights and responsibilities […]

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The shipping industry has its work cut out going forward in 2017 as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecast the lowest level of global GDP growth […]

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List of amendments expected to enter into force this year and in the coming years

1 January 2017 – Polar Code The International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code) and related amendments to make it mandatory under both […]

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IMO Secretary-General speaks out against regional emission trading system

Including international shipping in European system could undermine global efforts IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has written to senior European officials expressing his concern that including shipping […]

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Multipurpose shipping freight rates to improve by end 2017

The multipurpose shipping market will see the first signs of recovery by the end of 2017, following in the steps of the dry bulk and container […]

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Turkey imposes ports pollution fines

In Turkish waters, environmental protection is developing and significant fines are applicable to vessels that violate Turkish anti-pollution regulations in accordance with the Turkish Environmental Code. […]

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New safety code for gas-fuelled ships adopted by IMO

The 1 January is traditionally a day when new legislation and amendments to existing regulations come into force. The year 2017 will be no different. The […]

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