IMO video – Promoting gender diversity in the maritime sector

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) A new film from the International Maritime Organization (IMO) shows how IMO’s Women in Maritime programme is helping to support gender diversity in the maritime sector The maritime world is changing – and for the better. With help from the International Maritime Organization (IMO), exciting and rewarding career opportunities are opening up for women…

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IMO guidelines – 2020 sulphur cap implementation

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The IMO’s 2019 guidelines on consistent implementation of 0.50% sulfur limit under MARPOL Annex VI adopted by resolution MEPC.320(74) are now available. These comprehensive guidelines include a template for a “Fuel Oil Non-Availability Report (FONAR)” set out in Appendix 1 and a “Technical review of identified possible potential safety implications associated with the use…

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Cause and prevention of container loss at sea

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The causes of losing containers overboard are numerous and often complex, though very often basic operational errors are a factor. The consequences of container loss should justify time, cost and effort by ship owners and operators in reviewing and improving preventative measures. GARD P&I club has put together a fine article which tackles this issue. …

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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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