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Thirteen countries pledge to facilitate crew changes

A meeting of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) facilitated by the UK Government has ended with the agreement of 13 states to help facilitate...

Decarbonisation, Covid and fuel prices, a lurid mix

Fuel prices appeared set to rise, then the Covid-19 outbreak hit the global economy. What will the virus mean for the future of container...

COSCO set to complete planned scrubber installations

COSCO Shipping Lines (COSCON) is about to complete scrubber installations, a plan that was announced in 2019. CSCL Mercury, CSCL Jupiter and CSCL Saturn, 14,000TEU...

Cyprus pushes for action on crew changes

Cyprus’ deputy shipping minister, Natasa Pilides, has urged governments around the globe to adapt and adopt the International Chamber of Shipping’s (ICS) protocol that...

Crisis for trapped crew, as IMO and ITF call for governments to act now

International Maritime Organization (IMO) secretary general Kitack Lim has called on governments to take action to help seafarers trapped at sea thereby avoiding a...

Crisis looms for trapped crews warns IMO

The Maritime sector is on the verge of a humanitarian crisis the International Maritime Organization (IMO) secretary general told permanent representatives of the United...

Taking the personal view for crew working on container shipping

Philip Eastell – Founder of Container Shipping Supporting Seafarers – describes the personal side of container operations at a time when crew, affected by...

Beijing throws its weight behind VGM regulations

China’s Ministry of Transport has issued a directive that effective 1 June 2020, no overweight containers can be loaded on ships in the country’s...

IMO member states submit proposals for maintaining trade flows

In the first ever International Maritime Organization (IMO) council meeting to be carried out by correspondence: the member states agreed to set out measures...

PSC and IMO find common positions in time of crisis

An online meeting of the world’s port state control (PSC) regimes and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) have agreed to find standardised methods of...
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