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IMO’s technical cooperation activities have received a boost of US$1.0 million. The funds, donated by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, will be allocated to a range of activities, including training and supporting women in the maritime sector; as well as combating piracy and other illicit activities that threaten the safety of navigation.

The auditing of IMO Member States to assess how effectively they administer key IMO instruments is an important part of the Organization’s work to create a regulatory framework for the shipping industry that is universally adopted and implemented.

أعلنت المنظمة البحرية الدولية عن مصادقة وانضمام دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة لمجموعة من الاتفاقيات والبروتوكولات البحرية الدولية الخاصة بالقطاع البحري، في خطوة داعمة لملف ترشح دولة الإمارات لعضوية مجلس المنظمة البحرية الدولية (IMO).

The port State control regimes which carry out inspections on ships to monitor and ensure compliance with international regulations are set to strengthen their collaboration with the IMO and amongst themselves.

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), BIMCO, INTERCARGO and INTERTANKO represented the global shipping industry throughout this week’s intensive discussions at the IMO, which continued the development of a comprehensive CO2 reduction strategy for the international shipping sector.

When it comes to fishing vessel safety, the mission is clear, says Sandra Allnutt of the International Maritime Organization (IMO): enhance safety to save lives.

International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary-General Kitack Lim issued a statement refuting a report recently published by U.K.-based InfluenceMap that accuses shipping industry organizations of lobbying to obstruct environmental regulations at the IMO.

Public Transport Authority (PTA) has confirmed that the Kingdom is at the forefront of the international scene in support of maritime safety and the security of the maritime transport environment through its great attention to countering the phenomenon of maritime piracy as its presence comes in line with its responsibility towards its coastline extending to 2,400 km on the Red Sea in the Kingdom’s west and extends 1000 km to its east on the coast of the Arabian Gulf.

Outcome of III 4

Once technical standards have been developed by IMO and adopted into national laws, the next step is implementation on board ships. This is the role of both flag States, who issue surveys and certificates, as well as port States, who can inspect all ships in their ports. The Sub-Committee on Implementation of IMO Instruments, meeting this week for its fourth session (III 4, 25-29 September) provides a forum where all matters relating to implementation are discussed.

The IMO is providing technical expertise to help clean up beaches in Greece that were affected by an oil spill in September after an oil tanker sank and released more than 2,500 tonnes of fuel oil and marine gas.

The maritime sector, which includes shipping, ports and the people that operate them, can and should play a significant role helping Member States to create conditions for increased employment, prosperity and stability ashore through promoting trade by sea; enhancing the port and maritime sector as wealth creators both on land; and through developing a sustainable blue economy at sea.

زار الأمين العام للمنظمة البحرية الدولية (IMO ) كيتاك ليم، والوفد المرافق له، ميناء جدة الإسلامي اليوم، ضمن مشاركته احتفال المملكة العربية السعودية باليوم البحري العالمي الذي انطلقت فعالياته بمدينة جدة وتستمر على مدى يومي السبت 23 والأحد 24 سبتمبر 2017 تحت شعار (ربط السفن والموانئ والناس).

بحضور وزير النقل سليمان بن عبدالله الحمدان، ورئيس هيئة النقل العام الدكتور رميح بن محمد الرميح؛ تنطلق في جدة فعاليات الاحتفال باليوم البحري العالمي بمشاركة الأمين العام للمنظمة البحرية الدولية "IMO" السيد كيتاك ليم، وذلك يوم السبت 3 المحرم 1439هـ الموافق 23 سبتمبر2017م، وتشرف على مراسم انطلاقه هيئة النقل العام بالتنسيق مع المديرية العامة لحرس الحدود، ويأتي الاحتفال هذا العام تحت شعار "ربط السفن والموانئ والناس".

The John Strang A.O. Memorial Award was launched by ICHCA International in its 65th year to recognise dedication to the development of the cargo handling industry; achievements that have led to improvements in efficiency, effectiveness, health and safety, as well as the organisation or individual being a catalyst for positive change and innovation within the industry.

IMO has adopted specific guidance for the conduct of a PSC inspection under the BWM Convention. Once the Convention becomes effective on 8th of September,2017 a trial period will be initiated where port State control can further trial the approaches in the IMO related circular to ensure they are practical and fit for purpose. Panasia has compiled a comprehensive guide to advise on the issues for consideration for compliance with the BWM Convention during a PSC inspection.

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