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Crew change crisis a threat to global trade, supply chains, warns IMO

Crew change crisis a threat to global trade, supply chains, warns IMO

Sep. 23 | The crew change crisis needs to be urgently resolved as it is not just a threat to the well-being of seafarers but also to the normal flow of global trade, supply chains, and maritime transport, according to the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The...

Sewage treatment facility a must for PH ships

Sewage treatment facility a must for PH ships

Sep. 9 | Domestic ships at Manila North Harbor The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) is requiring Philippine-registered ships to have an adequate sewage treatment plant (STP) and/or holding tank in compliance with the International Maritime Organization’s...

Industry survey identifies challenges with switch to low sulfur fuel

Industry survey identifies challenges with switch to low sulfur fuel

Aug. 22 | The shipping industry’s transition to low-sulfur fuel oil in compliance with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulation has not been without problems, according to the results of an industry survey. The survey held from February 24, 2020...

DOTr conducts test run on crew change protocols in Subic

DOTr conducts test run on crew change protocols in Subic

Aug. 18 | Outbound seafarers arrive at the Subic ferry landing for ship embarkation during a crew-change dry run conducted by DOTr at the Subic Bay Freeport on August 14 | Photo from SBMA-Media Production Department The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has conducted...

New IMO unit to strengthen external partnerships on key shipping challenges

New IMO unit to strengthen external partnerships on key shipping challenges

Mar. 2 | The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has established a new unit that will enhance and strengthen partnerships with external stakeholders and donor agencies to tackle some of the major global challenges faced by international shipping. Operational...

IMO cautions against unnecessary delays to ships amid coronavirus outbreak

IMO cautions against unnecessary delays to ships amid coronavirus outbreak

Feb. 24 | The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has issued a circular letter advising member states against unnecessary delays to ships even as the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to spread. Circular Letter No.4204 dated February 19 urges...

MARINA holds follow-up audit to strengthen PH readiness for IMO state audit

MARINA holds follow-up audit to strengthen PH readiness for IMO state audit

Feb. 4 | The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) has conducted a verification audit of different government agencies as part of preparations for the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Member State Audit Scheme (IMSAS) scheduled for October 2021. The verification...

IMO: transition to new sulfur limit ‘relatively smooth’

IMO: transition to new sulfur limit ‘relatively smooth’

Jan. 27 | The International Maritime Organization (IMO) said the new sulfur cap policy, which took effect on January 1, 2020, is being implemented successfully without significant disruption to maritime transport. “Information from various sources has indicated...

Int’l shipping ready for IMO 2020 but anticipates ‘teething problems’

Int’l shipping ready for IMO 2020 but anticipates ‘teething problems’

Dec. 27 | The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) said the industry is prepared to comply with the UN International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) global sulfur cap (IMO 2020) even as it aired concerns over possible issues with compliant fuels and a level...

Major SOLAS amendments set to enter into force on January 1

Major SOLAS amendments set to enter into force on January 1

Dec. 23 | The International Maritime Organization (IMO) said a set of important amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) and various codes mandatory under the Convention will enter into force on January 1, 2020. The new measures...