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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...

Guidelines on implementing IMO safety management code updated

Guidelines on implementing IMO safety management code updated

Dec. 16 | The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has released the fully revised edition of its “Guidelines on the Application of the IMO International Safety Management (ISM) Code.” The guidelines on the International Maritime Organization (IMO) ISM Code...

IMO, FAO launch global project to tackle marine plastic litter

IMO, FAO launch global project to tackle marine plastic litter

Dec. 9 | The International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have launched a new global project to prevent and reduce marine plastic litter from shipping and fisheries. Launched December 5, the GloLitter Partnerships Project...

PH reelected to IMO Council

PH reelected to IMO Council

Dec. 3 | The Philippines has been reelected to the council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) under Category C for the biennium 2020 to 2021. The country since 1997 has been an active council member under Category C, members of which are states with...

IMO launches free online reporting tool

IMO launches free online reporting tool

Nov. 13 | The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has made available online and free of charge a tool used by software developers for creating systems for exchanging relevant shipping data electronically. The IMO Compendium is a reference manual containing...