IMO Guide on Ship Implementation Plan of the 0.50% sulphur limit under MARPOL Annex VI

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) To assist ship operators and owners to plan ahead for the 0.50% sulphur 2020 limit, the IMO MEPC approved guidance on ship implementation planning. The guidance is part of a set of guidelines being developed by IMO for consistent implementation of the MARPOL regulation coming into effect from 1 January 2020. Details MEPC 70…

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Addressing marine plastic litter from ships – IMO action plan adopted

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has pledged to address the significant problem posed by plastics to the marine environment, with the adoption of an action plan which aims to enhance existing regulations and introduce new supporting measures to reduce marine plastic litter from ships. IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) adopted (on 26 October)…

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Infographic – complying with BWM Convention (IMO)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004 (BWM Convention), entered into force globally on 8 September 2017. IMO responds below to frequently asked questions about the BWM Convention and its provisions, and what the entry into force means for international shipping. Click here to learn more about ballast…

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IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC73) summary report

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) held its 73rd session from October 22 to 26, 2018. This Brief provides an overview of the more significant issues progressed at this session. Air Pollution and Energy Efficiency Prohibition of Carriage of non-compliant Fuel Oil The Committee adopted resolution MEPC.305(73) which amends regulation 14 of MARPOL Annex…

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Tackling maritime emissions – IMO rolls out ship and port emission toolkits

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) To reduce emissions across the maritime sector, national authorities need to first quantify those emissions and then develop a strategy to reduce them. A new set of toolkits to assess and address emissions from ships and ports is now available from the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the global regulatory body for shipping. The Ship…

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Shipmanagement – Future IMO and ILO legislation coming up (October 2018)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The latest edition of the upcoming IMO and ILO Legislation is available now from Lloyd’s register. It provides an overview of legislative changes including significant adoptions and upcoming entries into force. This information is recommended for Technical, Safety, Quality, Crewing and Operation departments of Maritime companies, but there is also information relevant for yards and newbuilding departments. We…

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World Maritime Day 2018 Today 27 Sept.2018

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The United Nations (UN), via the International Maritime Organization (IMO), created World Maritime Day to celebrate the international maritime industry’s contribution towards the world’s economy, especially in shipping. Today (27 September), International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the global maritime community celebrate the annual World Maritime Day, under the theme: IMO 70: Our Heritage – Better Shipping for…

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