MEPC must implement changes to MARPOL Annex VI in line with Kigali Agreement on HFCs

Oceanic Technical Solutions has welcomed the decision by the United Nations to amend the Montreal Protocol to reduce the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in air conditioning and refrigeration systems, but has warned the shipping industry could be left in the cold if the International Maritime Organisation fails to implement similar measures. Speaking prior to the […]

Liberia provides lead with BWMS proposal to IMO meeting

The Liberian Maritime Administration is to introduce a proposal to the meeting of the IMO Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC70) in London on 24th October to allow certain ships additional time beyond 2020 to install adequate ballast water management systems as required under the Ballast Water Management Convention, which comes into force in September 2017. […]

World union meeting commences today in Panama

The global union federation for the world’s transport workers begins a top-level meeting in Panama today. The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) has chosen the country as venue for the meeting in recognition of the nation’s status as a key global transport hub and component of the Federation’s plans for building the future of work. […]