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400,000 seafarers stuck at sea as crew change crisis deepens

400,000 seafarers stuck at sea as crew change crisis deepens UN, maritime industry, business and union leaders warn of deepening crew change crisis which threatens trade and maritime safety. UN, maritime industry, business and union leaders warn of deepening crew change crisis which threatens trade and maritime safety. http://www.imo.org/en/MediaCentre/PressBriefings/Pages/32-crew-change-UNGA.aspx26th September 20203:03 am

World Maritime Day 2020 – sustainable shipping for a sustainable planet

World Maritime Day 2020 – sustainable shipping for a sustainable planet 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. In 2020, everyone has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet this…

Keep trade moving safely to ensure COVID-19 recovery, say UN organizations

Keep trade moving safely to ensure COVID-19 recovery, say UN organizations 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 organizations warn that seafarers have become collateral…

Facilitate crew changes to resolve crisis – IMO resolution calls for Government action

Facilitate crew changes to resolve crisis – IMO resolution calls for Government action 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. IMO Member States at extraordinary session of Maritime Safety Committee…

“NextGEN” shipping decarbonization concept mooted for green and efficient navigation

“NextGEN” shipping decarbonization concept mooted for green and efficient navigation “NextGEN”, “Green and Efficient Navigation”, concept aims to facilitate information sharing and collaboration on decarbonization initiatives across many stakeholders. “NextGEN”, “Green and Efficient Navigation”, concept aims to facilitate information sharing and collaboration on decarbonization initiatives across many stakeholders. http://www.imo.org/en/MediaCentre/PressBriefings/Pages/28-NEXTGEN.aspx23rd September 20203:03 am

A humanitarian crisis at sea: all United Nations Member States must resolve the crew change crisis

A humanitarian crisis at sea: all United Nations Member States must resolve the crew change crisis 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. UN agencies and…

Allow crew changes to resolve humanitarian crisis, insists IMO Secretary-General

Allow crew changes to resolve humanitarian crisis, insists IMO Secretary-General 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. IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim calls on Governments to take swift action to resolve the crew change crisis, ahead of…

Ship recycling in Bangladesh leaps forward with third phase of key project signed

Ship recycling in Bangladesh leaps forward with third phase of key project signed Third phase of an IMO-implemented SENSREC project to enhance safe and environmentally sound ship recycling in Bangladesh has been given the go-ahead. Third phase of an IMO-implemented SENSREC project to enhance safe and environmentally sound ship recycling in Bangladesh has been given…