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World Maritime Day 2016 – Shipping: indispensable to the world

Shipping is indispensable to the world. That is the message being shared around the world today (29 September), as IMO and the global maritime community celebrates […]

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Half of EU trade in goods is carried by sea

Maritime transport plays an essential role in the international trade in goods of the European Union (EU). In 2015, the value of EU trade in goods […]

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BWMC: A dry bulk blessing in disguise?

In its latest quarterly Dry Bulk Market Report, Maritime Strategies International highlights that despite being beset with technical challenges and owners opposition, the implementation of the IMO […]

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Second Successive Quarterly Rise In Shipping Confidence

Shipping confidence, notably on the part of charterers and managers, improved for the second successive quarter in the three months to end-August 2016. In August 2016, […]

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IMO treaty to halt invasive aquatic species to come into force next year

On 8 September, Finland acceded to a key global treaty on environmental protection that seeks to halt the spread of potentially invasive aquatic species in ships’ […]

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More States urged to ratify the London Protocol

Governments have been urged to ratify the London Protocol treaty which regulates the dumping of wastes at sea in order to ensure the universal application of […]

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New guides for strengthening effective implementation of IMO’s energy efficiency regulations for ships rolled out at GloMEEP training

Three new guides that will support States to effectively implement IMO-adopted mandatory energy-efficiency measures for shipping have been rolled out during a training under the Global […]

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IBIA update on low flashpoint fuel regulations at IMO: LNG, fuel cells and methanol

Clarifications prepared ahead of 2017 entry into force of IGF Code Requirements for fuel cells within IGF Code given priority Work has progressed on guidelines for […]

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First European multi-product barge to provide LNG to ships

Cepsa has announced that it will supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) to ships through the first multi-product barge in Europe. The supply ship will be able […]

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Pressure grows on IMO and EU to align ship CO2 emissions-measuring systems

The global drive to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from ships continues and the latest step in the initiative is the establishment of regulations to monitor, […]

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