2014 November

IMO Maritime Safety Committee 94th Session Outcome – Held in IMO Headquarters, 17-21 November 2014

On November 25th, 2014

IMO Secretary-General Sekimizu opened the 94th session of the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) chaired by Mr Christian Breinholt (Denmark) / Image Credit: IMO Flickr   The IMO’s Committee on Maritime Safety (MSC) held its 94th Session (MSC 94) from Monday 17 through Friday 21 November 2014. The meeting was conducted by Chairman, Mr Christian Breinholt (DENMARK) and..

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UNCTAD releases Review of Maritime Transport 2014

On November 24th, 2014

World seaborne trade grew by just 3.8% in 2013   Reflecting stumbling growth in the world economy, world seaborne shipments grew by an average of just 3.8 per cent in 2013, taking total volumes to nearly 9.6 billion tons, UNCTAD’s Review of Maritime Transport 2014 reports. Much of the expansion in seaborne trade was driven by growth..

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Orion ceased operations

On November 24th, 2014

Orion Maritime Training Center was created in the last government as the only authorized training center for the issuance of assessments of seafarers. By: Wifredo Jordán S. [email protected] 11.18.2014 –       Orion ceased operations Surprisingly, Orion Maritime Training Center, which last government had the exclusive right to issue the assessment or evaluation of..

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Paris MoU releases the results of first year of MLC implementation

On November 17th, 2014

113 ships detained for MLC related deficiencies (Click on the image for download the Paris Mou "Press Release") 20 August 2014 marked the first anniversary of the entry into force of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC, 2006). During these first 12 months113 ships were detained by one of the Paris MoU Authorities for MLC-related deficiencies.This represents 17.4% of the..

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SOLAS amendments to the IMDG Code – Mandatory compliance will be required from January 1st, 2016

On November 17th, 2014

In May 2014 IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee adopted the amendments to the IMDG Code contained in Resolution MSC.372(93) Amendments to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code. Contracting governments may apply the new requirements, in part or in whole, on a voluntary basis from 1 January 2015. Mandatory compliance will be required from 1 January 2016. Some existing provisions..

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