International Maritime Organization

Solar power and fuel oil substitutes towards 2020

Tanks to store fuel.

It was announced in 2016 by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) that the effective date for the reduction of marine fuel sulphur will be 2020. The reduction mandates that ships will have to use marine fuels with a sulphur content of not more than 0.5% Sulphur against the current limit of 3.5% Sulphur in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The Emission Control Areas (ECAs) will remain at the 2015 standard of 0.1%S content

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IMO Secretary to participate in maritime event in Panama

The Parallel World Maritime Day Event of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will be held from October 1 to 3 with participants from Asia, Europe and the Americas

The Secretary General of the IMO, Korea’s Kitack Lim, will visit Panama in October to participate in a maritime activity in the framework of World Maritime Day, the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) announced.

Lim will attend the so-called “Parallel Event of the IMO World Maritime Day”, which […]

IMO Secretary General to inaugurate maritime technology center at UMIP

La Universidad Marítima de Shanhai forma parte de la red MTCC.

The Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Kitack Lim, will inaugurate the new Regional Maritime Technology Cooperation Center (MTCC) of the Panama International Maritime University (UMIP) on October 4.

Lim, in the company of IMO staff and key figures from the European Union (EU) and the maritime industry, will formally initiate the ambitious IMO project, funded by the European Union (EU) and with operational headquarters in the UMIP, whose main objective is the […]

AMP will implement international IGS security code

El código busca proteger el ecosistema marino.

The implementation of the International Safety Management Code (ISMC) in Panama created the need for a Regional Course on the subject of legislation in which the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP), the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Central American Shipping Commission (COCATRAM) participated.

AMP administrator, Jorge Barakat Pitty, opened the event and highlighted the need for the right implementation of the ISMC Code, not only to guarantee safety and reduce environmental damage to marine ecosystems […]

IMO confirms deposit by Panama on ship recycling

As part of the commitment to improve measures for the protection of the marine environment, Panama deposited the instrument of accession to the Hong Kong International Convention for safe and environmentally sound recycling of ships, 2009, of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London, England.

By letter dated September 19, the Secretary General of the IMO, confirmed receipt of the deposit by the Government of the Republic of Panama, which seeks to prevent, reduce and […]

New container weight rule will cause havoc

El desastre del MSC Napoli.

The container weight mandate from the International Maritime Organization (IMO) under the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) which will come into effect from July 1, 2016, is going to cause serious problems to Latin America and Caribbean terminal operators who are working under different rules.

According to the new convention, any shipping container leaving any port in the world, must be accompanied by a shipping document signed either electronically or in hard copy […]

Maritime cargo weighing enters into force in July

Normas de carga marítima entrarán en vigor en julio

Weighing legislation on maritime container cargo adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will enter into force on July 1 and most countries are already working to adapt to the new rules.

Recent studies conducted in the field on cargo shipping have shown that most accidents involving container ships are related to excess weight, so the IMO has decided to curb the problem by establishing tighter controls.

The cargo shippers will be responsible for verifying […]