UN, maritime industry, business and union leaders warn of deepening crew change crisis which threatens trade and maritime safety.
In 2020, everyone has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet this global crisis has demonstrated the importance of shipping as the most reliable, efficient and cost-effective method of transporting goods internationally.
"NextGEN", "Green and Efficient Navigation", concept aims to facilitate information sharing and collaboration on decarbonization initiatives across many stakeholders.
IMO Member States at extraordinary session of Maritime Safety Committee call on all Governments to take urgent action to resolve humanitarian and safety crisis faced by seafarers and shipping in COVID-19 pandemic.
UN organizations warn that seafarers have become collateral victims of the COVID-19 crisis and their inability to move to and from ships needs attention, to keep maritime transport operational and to prevent disruption of supply chains.
UN agencies and programmes involved in the maritime sector, human rights, trade, travel and transportation have called on all UN Member States to take urgent action to resolve the humanitarian crew change crisis faced by seafarers.
IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim calls on Governments to take swift action to resolve the crew change crisis, ahead of the General Assembly of the United Nations.
World Maritime theme for 2021 reflects a clear need to raise awareness of seafarersʹ vital role in world trade and increase their visibility.
IMO continues to support international efforts to respond to the oil spill in Mauritius, following the break up of the MV Wakashio.
Third phase of an IMO-implemented SENSREC project to enhance safe and environmentally sound ship recycling in Bangladesh has been given the go-ahead.
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