COMMENT: Much attention has been paid of late to developments at the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) and Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), two venerable rule-making organs of global shipping regulator the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
Shipping lines, ports and other operators in the maritime sector have been urged towards greater co-ordination and co-operation in dealing with the challenges ahead at a special event on ports hosted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London.
Weaker or smaller ports that are unable to keep up with digitalisation and infrastructure demands could be abandoned by shipping lines, delegates at an International Maritime Organization special event on ports heard.
COMMENT: It’s hard to keep one’s eyes off the newsfeeds, whether it be Brexit, tariffs, uncertain financial markets, or feeds poisoned by clients of Facebook, writes Barry Parker.
An agreement to reduce shipping CO2 emissions by “at least” 50% on 2008 levels by 2050 has been welcomed by global port authorities.
EU support for an CO2 emissions reduction target for the shipping sector as well as potential short, mid, and long-term reduction measures has been backed by the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO).
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Saudi Aramco has selected Chelsea Technologies to deliver benchmark testing for ballast water standards compliance after the company announced that all ships calling at its ports and terminals must provide samples of the water deposits to comply with the IMO's Ballast Water Management Convention.
ICHCA International, the global cargo handling NGO, has called for improvements in global cargo handling when it comes to safety, smart technology, sustainability, security and skills.
The International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) has announced its intention to participate in the development of a comprehensive global strategy concerned with the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from maritime sources.
Damen’s InvaSave external ballast water treatment system, which is designed primarily for use in ports and harbours, has received IMO type approval.
Applauding the launch of the Guidelines for Packing Cargo Transport Units (CTU Code), IMO and European Commission officials have lent support to a campaign to get the message out on best practice in packing and securing cargo and compliance across all modes.
ICHCA has released an information paper on the impending VGM regulations to clarify the "mistaken belief" that the SOLAS amendment itself has been deferred for three months until October 1, 2016.
With under one month to go until the SOLAS verified gross mass (VGM) regulation enters in force, less than 15% of International Maritime Organization (IMO) Member States have issued guidelines on how they plan to enforce the amendment, according to ICHCA International.
Both Oakland MTO Agreement (OAKMTOA) and West Coast MTO Agreement (WCMTOA) have released an update on how terminals at the Port of Oakland and the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach respectively will address the new verified gross mass (VGM) guidelines, which are scheduled to enter into force on July 1, 2016.
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TT Club’s Peregrine Storrs-Fox sees some bright spots in the otherwise gloomy box weighing issue
With new SOLAS regulations on the verification of the gross mass of packed containers coming into force soon, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has issued advice on its implementation.
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