International Maritime Organization

AMP implements rules on weighing loaded containers

Barcos con exceso de peso han naufragado.

An amendment to the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) relating to weighing export and re-export containers has caused much anxiety to those dedicated to that activity. The industrialized countries seem to be prepared, but the third world nations still do not know where to start, even though shipping lines warned their clients in advance.

However, there are many questions still to be answered, for example: who is going to pay for the weighing? […]

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 […]

Maritime cargo regulations start in July 2016

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 […]

World Maritime Day 2016 “Shipping: essential”

Día Marítimo Mundial 2016 “Shipping: essential”

The theme for World Maritime Day 2016 is “Shipping: essential for the world”

The theme provides an opportunity to focus on the key link between maritime transport and the global society as well as to increase awareness of the importance of the role of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) as the global standard-setting body for international shipping. Each year World Maritime Day is celebrated. The exact date is left to each country, but usually it […]

Panama and Suez canals show their advantages

Canal de Panamá.

By Franklin Castrellón

Sabonge in Suez Global Conference 2016

“Sources of supply are diverse and markets are all over the world, so logistics centers such as Panama and Egypt are at an ideal time to take advantage of their competitive advantages,” This was stated by Panamanian consultant Rodolfo Sabonge, as a guest speaker at the first Suez Canal Global Conference, sponsored by the Suez Canal Authority (SCA). “Logistics is the main tool that allows global […]

Panama chairs technical committee of the OMI

De izquierda a derecha Jorge Barakat Pitty, Paul F. Zunkunft y Arsenio Domínguez

The twenty-ninth ordinary session of the Assembly of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) unanimously elected engineer Arsenio Dominguez, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Panama to the IMO and Chairman of Marine Environmental Protection agency (MEPC) as President of the Technical Committee of that body.

Panama’s nomination was supported by a diverse number of heads of delegations of the member States to the IMO Assembly, which included the Commandant of the US Coast Guard, Admiral Paul […]