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2020 - building on a year of action to empower women in the maritime community

"Empowering Women in the Maritime Community" was selected as the World Maritime Day theme for 2019. This provided an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of gender equality, in line with the SDGs, and to highlight the important contribution of women all over the world to the maritime sector.

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Modernizing the global maritime distress and safety system

IMO’s Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR 7, 15-24 January) will continue its ongoing work to review the GMDSS requirements.

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EU shipowners critique new container lashing directive

The European Transport Federation (ETF) is asking for changes on lashing operations concerning the people who take part in them; Now, European short-sea and feeder ship operators are challenging efforts by the ITF to redefine container lashing as a cargo handling activity in order to bring it under the control of unionized dockers.

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Fincantieri Marinette to Build Saudi Warships

A Lockheed Martin-led team has secured a multibillion dollar order from the U.S. Navy to build four Multi-Mission Surface Combatants ships for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as part of the U.S.’s Foreign Military Sales program.

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IMO 2020 - cleaner shipping for cleaner air

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MSC defends its carbon footprint

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has defended its carbon footprint, having been labelled Europe’s eighth largest polluter in an NGO report earlier this week.

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China Shipbuilding Group scores $4.2bn worth of new contracts

China Shipbuilding Group, the new shipbuilding conglomerate merged by two largest Chinese state-run shipbuilders CSSC and CSIC, has had a remarkable debut show at Marintec China in Shanghai announcing RMB30bn worth ($4.2bn) of new contracts

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Bunker fuel quality remains a pressing concern as IMO 2020 nears

Bunker fuel quality issues continue to persist in the industry, even as fuel management is set to become more critical, ahead of the International Maritime Organization’s, or IMO, January 2020 low sulfur global marine fuels mandate, sources at an industry event in Singapore said this week.

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IMO pushes forward with work to meet ship emission reduction targets

The IMO Intersessional Working Group on Reduction of GHG Emissions from Ships has made significant progress in pushing forward with work to help achieve the ambitious targets set out in the initial IMO strategy on reduction of GHG emissions from ships, which aims, as a matter of urgency, to decarbonise international shipping in this century.

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