IMO has decided to postpone a number of meetings due to the coronavirus pandemic.
IMO echoes shipping industry calls for governments to keep shipping and supply chains open and grant special travel exemptions to seafarers in COVID-19 pandemic.
IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim stresses vital need to maintain commerce by sea and protect seafarers' welfare in face of coronavirus shut down.
IMO's gender programme is launching a photo search to build a bank of images of women in maritime.
MARPOL amendment prohibits carriage of non-compliant fuel oil for combustion purposes for propulsion or operation on board a ship - unless the ship has an approved exhaust gas cleaning system ("scrubber") fitted.
Partnerships and Projects department will focus on key global issues for international shipping, including decarbonization, marine plastic litter and biofouling.
Information from various sources has indicated a relatively smooth transition to the 0.50% sulphur limit. Prices for compliant fuels - very-low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO) and marine gas oil (MGO) rose quickly initially but now appear to be stabilizing.
Global limit on sulphur in ships' fuel oil reduced from 01 January 2020.
A set of important amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) and various codes enter into force on 1 January 2020.
IMO-FAO GloLitter Partnerships Project, with initial funding for the project is from the Government of Norway, aims to help shipping and fisheries move to a low-plastics future.
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