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03/12/2012
Latest IMO Developments
 
The 64th session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) was held at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) headquarters in London in October 2012. This newsletter covers selected highlights.
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03/12/2012
IMO Secretary-General to highlight key issues during visit to Chile
 
IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu is to visit Chile this week and will take the opportunity to highlight a number of important issues on the Organization's current agenda.
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03/12/2012
Shipping lines could save $10m by cutting 30 minutes off port calls
 
Shipping lines could save millions of dollars in fuel costs if time spent in ports was decreased by even the most marginal amounts, claims new analysis from container shipping consultancy SeaIntel.
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30/11/2012
Higher Standards of Private Security - How the ISO Will Benefit The Seafarer
 
The International Standards Organisation (ISO) will present its draft standard for the selection and use of Armed Guards on commercial vessels to the IMO this week.
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30/11/2012
ClassNK Recognized by Republic of Palau
 
Classification society ClassNK has been named the newest Recognized Organization (RO) of the Palauan Flag administration. A new agreement signed between ClassNK and the Palauan International Ship Registry delegates ClassNK authority to certify Palauan flagged vessels in accordance with international conventions.
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29/11/2012
Winners Announced for the 2012 International Seafarers Welfare Awards
 
The winners of the 2012 International Seafarers' Welfare Awards were announced last night during a high profile ceremony hosted by Secretary General of the International Maritime Organisation, Mr Koji Sekimizu at the International Maritime Organisation in London.
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28/11/2012
Paris MoU launches Harmonised Verification Programme (HAVEP) on passenger ships
 
The 27 member States of the Paris MoU will focus their attention on passenger ship safety in 2013. In May 2012 the Paris MoU Port State Control Committee agreed to organise a Harmonized Verification Programme (HAVEP) on operational controls on passenger ships.
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28/11/2012
2011 International Maritime Prize awarded to former Secretary-General Mitropoulos
 
Mr. E.E. Mitropoulos, Secretary-General Emeritus of IMO, Secretary-General of the Organization from 2004 to 2011, has been awarded the prestigious International Maritime Prize, for his significant contribution to the work of IMO.
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28/11/2012
INTERTANKO: Current tanker market jeopardising tanker industry sustainability
 
Tanker owners continue to be deeply concerned that the current tanker market is seriously jeopardising the sustainability of the tanker industry.
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27/11/2012
Industry Shows its Support for London International Shipping Week
 
London International Shipping Week (LISW) 2013 is growing significantly as the shipping industry steams ahead to support September's inaugural event.
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