IMO heads off cyber crime at sea

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is readying for the advent of automation in the shipping industry, with a major scoping exercise to safeguard against future disasters, including oil spills and collisions. Speaking at the regional […]

Gender equality taken seriously by IMO

The IMO’s decision to dedicate 25 June, this year’s International Day of the Seafarer, to gender equality is indicative of a gradual cultural shift in the sector towards being more visibly inclusive. Given that shipping […]

E-learning titans acquired by investment firm

Two of the industry’s most prominent e-learning providers Videotel and Seagull have been taken under the umbrella of a global investment firm to work together as a combined group.   Oakley Capital partnered with the management teams of […]

IMO begins new anti-corruption drive

The IMO has moved to address corruption in the maritime industry via a work programme for its Facilitation Committee (FAL) agreed at the body’s 43rd meeting. The measure comes in response to a request co-signed […]

Two attempts in the past two days to complicate the introduction of the 2020 sulphur cap have not succeeded. Credit: IMO

MEPC 73: The midweek status quo

Steady progress was being made on a range of issues at the 73rd meeting of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO’s) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 73) as it reached its halfway point on the afternoon […]

Maersk says its sulphur cap deadline is set in stone. Credit: Dietmar Hasenpusch

Owners split on sulphur cap extension

A last-ditch attempt to delay the implementation of the global sulphur cap is expected to be made at this week’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) 73 at the International Maritime Organization (IMO). A move by […]