UN organizations issue joint call for seafarers and aircrew to be prioritized for COVID-19 vaccination.
IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has issued a statement about the incident involving the MV Ever Given, which ran aground in the Suez Canal on 23 March 2021.
Para leer la noticia en español: https://www.imo.org/es/MediaCentre/Paginas/WhatsNew-1596.aspx
https://bit.ly/3bcyvhf Français: https://bit.ly/3dyW9aP Español: https://bit.ly/3dl6gja
In the HTW 7 spotlight: Impact of Covid-19 pandemic on seafarers; digitalization of certificates and documents of seafarers; training quality issues; and potential measures to facilitate mandatory seagoing service under the Convention.
Various low- and zero-carbon marine fuels will allow shipping to meet its emissions targets, but more work is needed to address availability, safety and other issues.
Save the date: 9 February 2021: Webinar on accelerating action against wildlife trafficking in international maritime supply chains
A discussion on global wildlife trafficking through maritime transport supply chains as well as how governments, the IMO and the private sector can take action to combat this transnational organized crime.
French: L'OMI salue la Déclaration de Neptune sur les gens de mer: https://www.imo.org/fr/MediaCentre/Pages/WhatsNew-1580.aspx
With a special thought for seafarers at this time. #SeafarersAreKeyWorkers
IMO Secretary-General denounces “no crew change” clauses: https://bit.ly/3p9LbuM Français: https://bit.ly/3avVCos Español: https://bit.ly/38sn7g5 #Crewchange #SeafarersAreKeyWorkers
Forty-five IMO Member States and one Associate Member have now designated seafarers as key workers
Japanese shipping company Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) has taken delivery of Cape Ace, a 100,000 dwt bulker newbuilding.
Shipping leaders have united in their support of pollution mapping initiative Eyesea which was officially launched today.
The World Health Organization has developed two (free access) e-learning courses:
The interim COVID arrangements which have permitted seafarers to serve longer than 11 months on-board ships will end from February 28, 2021, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) said.
On Friday, Canada’s minister of transport, Marc Garneau, in collaboration with the Canadian marine community, announced the establishment of the National Seafarers’ Welfare Board.
There were a total of 170 ships broken in the third quarter of 2020. Of these, 65% or 110 ships were sold to the beaches of South Asia, according to the latest quarterly report released by the NGO Shipbreaking Platform.
The CMA CGM Champs Elysees has joined CMA CGM Group’s fleet as the company’s second 23,000 TEU containership powered by liquefied natural gas.
A group of the world’s largest energy, agriculture, mining, and commodity trading companies will for the first time assess and disclose the climate alignment of their shipping activities. United Nations agencies estimate the international shipping industry to carry around 80% of world trade flows and to be responsible for 2 - 3% of global greenhouse gas emissions annually.
Swedish-based Wallenius Marine AB has become a member of the International Windship Association (IWSA), the not-for-profit organization promoting and facilitating the uptake of wind propulsion for commercial shipping.
Officials have extended the temporary closure of the Havyard shipyard in Leirvik, Norway until at least October 19 after more workers tested positive for COVID-19.
One of the world’s most advanced developers of fuel cells, Toshiba, is upping its focus on ships.