IMO is asking for formal expressions of interest to host centres to promote cooperation in the field of maritime technology, as part of its efforts to help mitigate the harmful effects of climate change.
Mandatory requirements for the electronic exchange of information on cargo, crew and passengers have been adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), obliging public authorities to establish systems for data transfers within a period of three years after the adoption of the amendments.
The IMO has issued a notification to inform the maritime industry that its Facilitation Committee is expected to adopt mandatory requirements at its meetings this week for the electronic exchange of information on cargo, crew and passengers, as part of a revised annex to the 1965 Convention on Facilitation of International Maritime Traffic (FAL).
Iridium’s progress through the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) recognition process is continuing, with the March meeting of the IMO Subcommittee on Navigation, Communication and Search and Rescue (NCSR) returning to its assessment of Iridium as a future GMDSS service provider.
The IMO sub-committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR) has extended the transition period for software updates to existing ECDIS for one year, to 31 August 2017, which will give all ship owners using ECDIS an extra twelve months to update their equipment to the latest presentation standards and maintain compliance.
An IMO project which aims to establish a global network of Maritime Technology Cooperation Centres (MTCCs) in developing countries is to go ahead, thanks to a €10 million funding contribution from the European Commission (EC).
Over half of ships trading internationally are ECDIS ready, according to the latest figures published by the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO), with 62 per cent of existing cargo ships over 50,000 gt already fitted ahead of their 1 July 2016 deadline.
The Global Maritime Energy Efficiency Partnerships Project (GloMEEP), which aims to support increased uptake and implementation of energy-efficiency measures for shipping, has been formally launched in Singapore, at the IMO-Singapore Future-Ready Shipping 2015 conference.
Easy access to the internet onboard ships is a key requirement if young people are to be attracted into the seafaring profession, according to speakers at a World Maritime Day IMO symposium on maritime education and training.
A new inter-agency platform for information sharing on migrant smuggling by sea has been launched by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
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