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.
The IMO Assembly adopted a resolution on "Preserving the Legacy of the World Maritime Theme for 2019 and achieving a Barrier-Free Working Environment for Women in the Maritime Sector".
The Assembly of the International Maritime Organization has elected the Members of its Council for the 2020-2021 biennium.
India, one of the world's five major ship recycling countries, accedes to IMO Hong Kong Convention, the treaty that will set global standards for safe and environmentally-sound ship recycling.
The Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Mr. Kitack Lim, has opened the Organization's 31st Assembly session, calling for concrete action to address climate change and other challenges.
Petty Officer Michael Kelly, a rescue swimmer with the United States Coast Guard, received the 2019 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea during this year’s IMO Awards ceremony.
International Maritime Prize for 2018 presented to Mr. Joseph J. Angelo, former USCG and INTERTANKO senior executive who participated in IMO meetings for many years.
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39th Consultative Meeting of Contracting Parties (London Convention 1972) and 12th Meeting of Contracting Parties (London Protocol 1996)
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