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Maritime Anti-Corruption Network launches survey on corrupt practices in Ukraine

10 July 2019

The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) has recently launched a survey concerning corrupt practices in Ukraine. Such practices may take many forms e.g. demands for facilitation payments (low level payments paid to low level government officials to complete routine tasks the company is entitled to), cash payments or in kind requests made by various port authorities.

IMO to start comprehensive review of STCW Convention and Code

05 May 2022

In an effort to keep seafarer training, certification and watchkeeping aspects in line with developments in the shipping industry, and to address several challenges faced by seafarers, the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has agreed to start a comprehensive review and revision of the STCW Convention and Code. The work is expected to begin at the HTW sub-committee next year.

Guidance regarding Private Maritime Security Contractors (incl. Armed Guards)

02 August 2011

As members are aware, the use of armed guards is a contentious question. Different states have different rules which would need to be counted in when considering the use of armed guards. IMO has recently developed guidance for all stakeholders, and currently BIMCO is in the process of developing a supplementary advisory on the issue to members.

BIMCO urges IMO to harmonise digital data reporting

04 June 2018

In 2019 the new mandatory requirements on Electronic Data Interchange require public authorities to establish systems for the electronic exchange of information to assist ship clearance processes.

Shipping industry urges Governments to take forward USD 5 billion proposal to accelerate the decarbonisation of maritime transport

16 November 2020

Copenhagen/London/Washington, November 13, 2020 – As governments come together at the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) to consider important next steps to decarbonise maritime transport, the global shipping industry urgently calls on them to take forward its proposal for an industry-financed, USD 5 billion research and development programme, to catalyse the transformation of the industry from dependence on fossil fuels to operating with zero-carbon energy sources.