The full National Assembly of Panama approved, in third debate, the draft law by which the International Agreement for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments from Ships, 2004 (BWM) seeks to prevent the uncontrolled discharge of ballast water and sediments from ships.
To avoid contamination and effects on marine ecosystems, on February 13, 2004, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted the International Agreement for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast […]
The Panama Canal has launched the “Green Connection Award”, a new environmental initiative to recognize customers who meet and exceed environmental standards established by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and/or other recognized international standards to help reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.
The Panama Canal will evaluate the eligible candidates based on five specific environmental parameters, which are: the Energy Efficiency Index Design (EEDI) the Environmental Ship Index (ESI) the amount of nitrogen oxides emitted by […]
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 […]
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 […]