IMO – Electronic information exchange mandatory for ports from 8 April 2019

  (http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) A mandatory requirement for national governments to introduce electronic information exchange between ships and ports comes into effect from 8 April 2019. The aim is to make cross-border trade simpler and the logistics chain more efficient, for the more than 10 billion tons of goods which are traded by sea annually across the…

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Statutory IMO requirements entering into force from July 2018 to May 2021

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Keeping updated on new and retroactive requirements from IMO can be a challenge. You can see below a summary of the most important IMO requirements entering into force from July 2018 to May 2021 to help Owners/Managers with implementation. This information is recommended for Technical, Safety, Quality and Operation departments of shipping companies, but there…

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IMO – precautionary approach toward Geoengineering

  (www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The IMO issued a news release urging a precautionary approach toward methodologies that involve deliberate large-scale manipulation of the environment in attempts to moderate climate change. Adding iron or other nutrients into the oceans to enhance natural processes to draw carbon from the atmosphere and creating foams which float on the surface of…

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Guidelines for the monitoring and assessment of plastic litter in the ocean

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection (GESAMP) has been involved in the issue of marine plastic litter and microplastics for over a decade. Initially interest was focussed on microplastics. The principle purpose of this report is to provide recommendations, advice and practical guidance, for establishing programmes to…

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IMO issues guidelines on Fatigue

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Fatigue is a hazard because it may affect a seafarer’s ability to do their job effectively and safely. Importantly, fatigue affects everyone regardless of skill, knowledge and training. The effects of fatigue can be particularly dangerous in the transportation sector, including the shipping industry. All stakeholders should be alert to the factors which may…

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IMO: e-Navigation strategy implementation plan

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) As shipping moves in to the digital world, e-navigation is expected to provide digital information and infrastructure for the benefit of maritime safety, security and protection of the marine environment, reducing the administrative burden and increasing the efficiency of maritime trade and transport. Accidents in a marine setting have been overwhelmingly caused by human error. A…

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