2020 May 20

12:44 Major IMO-industry alliance broadens scope of action to cut ship emissions

2020 May 14

10:02 Autonomous Ship Framework obtains AiP from ClassNK

2020 May 13

18:05 ECSA and ETF request Commissioner Valean for EU coordination on implementing IMO Framework for ensuring safe ship crew changes

2020 May 12

15:54 IMO issues COVID-19 guidance for personal protective equipment and for interactions between ship and shore-based personnel

2020 May 7

16:35 IMO endorses new protocols designed to lift barriers to crew changes

2020 May 6

13:00 Crew changeovers needed urgently to support safe flow of commerce by sea - IMO

2020 May 1

10:08 IMO postpones further meetings due to COVID-19 but begins rescheduling plans

2020 April 28

10:09 IMO, the World Customs Organization, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe and the International Standards Organization sign partnership agreement for maritime digitalization

2020 April 27

15:12 Seafarers and climate change - key issues highlighted during IMO virtual meeting

2020 April 24

16:24 20 Port Authorities from Asia, Europe, Middle East and North America sign declaration to keep ports open to seaborne trade to support fight against the COVID-19 pandemic

2020 April 22

17:21 Teaching moves online at World Maritime University amid pandemic

2020 April 21

16:30 IMO Secretary-General issues impassioned personal message to seafarers

2020 April 20

09:08 Customs and ports urged to maintain flow of critical goods during pandemic - IMO

2020 April 16

12:09 IMO and FAO sign an agreement to implement the GloLitter Partnerships Project

2020 April 10

17:26 IMO and port State inspection authorities set pragmatic approach to support global supply chain

2020 April 2

11:28 IMO urges keyworker exemptions for crew changes and repatriations

2020 April 1

17:35 New BIO SEA BWTS approved by USCG and IMO

2020 March 12

15:43 IMO Headquarters closed as precaution
11:57 IMO-led workshop focused on information sharing to boost maritime security in Western Indian Ocean

2020 March 11

16:04 IMO expects 77% drop in overall SOx emissions from ships
15:17 Call for IMO database on local and regional EGCS discharge water restrictions

2020 March 10

12:31 IMO Member States declare support for “full and equal rights” for women

2020 March 6

18:25 IMO postpones meetings due to COVID-19

2020 March 3

16:58 Implementation of the IMO 2020 regulation of limits sulphur in ships fuel oil enhances from 1 March 2020

2020 March 2

09:56 Carriage ban on non-compliant fuel oil except for ships equipped with scrubbers entered into force

2020 February 28

10:41 IMO developed guidelines for taking onboard samples of fuel from ships

2020 February 27

17:48 IMO's GloFouling Partnership project tackles problem of invasive aquatic species in Sri Lanka

2020 February 21

11:30 Coronavirus disease 2019 – IMO urges no unnecessary delays to ships

2020 February 20

16:29 UN agencies collaborate to promote seafarers’ rights treaty

2020 February 19

10:41 IMO continues its work to counter maritime crime
10:18 Finland accedes to Cape Town Agreement on fishing vessel safety

2020 February 17

16:30 IMO’s Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response meets this week

2020 February 7

10:38 Kitack Lim gave positive assessment of Sovcomflot’s efforts to introduce LNG as primary fuel for large-capacity oil tankers

2020 February 4

11:03 IMO's Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction meeting focused on ship stability criteria

2020 February 3

08:34 IMO appoints Conference Division Director

2020 January 28

12:00 IMO and WISTA to promote greater diversity in the maritime sector
11:41 New video highlights benefits of working with IMO

2020 January 22

15:23 IMO Secretary-General calls for renewed cooperation at Davos forum
14:57 Positive steps for Somalia’s maritime sector
11:01 IMO Secretary-General assesses progress on sulphur limit implementation

2020 January 16

10:37 IMO continues its work to review GMDSS requirements

2020 January 9

09:29 IMO 2020 sulphur cap on marine fuels enters into force

2019 December 21

17:01 Russia addressed IMO to prevent ban on heavy fuel oil in Arctic

2019 December 20

16:30 SOLAS amendments entering into force 1 January 2020

2019 December 19

14:49 IMO technical cooperation in Asia steps up a gear

2019 December 17

13:56 Mediterranean coastal states agreed to increase resources for IMO-administered REMPEC

2019 December 13

10:24 WMU President reports to the IMO Assembly

2019 December 9

11:16 BIMCO submits biofouling survey results to IMO
10:09 REMPEC hosts a three-day training in Tekirdağ, Turkey

2019 December 5

14:33 IMO Assembly approved renewal of Kitack Lim’s appointment as secretary-general of UN body

2019 December 3

16:18 IMO presented its latest work to reduce GHG emissions from shipping to UN climate change conference

2019 November 29

22:27 IMO Assembly elects new 40-Member Council

2019 November 27

17:29 RF Ministry of Transport considers it necessary to restore geopolitical balance within IMO Council
15:53 IMO held training course for maritime instructors in Valparaíso, Chile

2019 November 22

10:59 Russia will support IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim as a candidate for the next period

2019 November 19

16:24 IMO helps train future leaders in maritime policy

2019 November 18

14:39 Training for African women working in SAR operations held at Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre in Morocco
09:32 IMO's working group agrees National Action Plans – draft MEPC resolution

2019 November 15

16:14 IMO holds training on impacts of anti-fouling systems and ships’ biofouling on marine environment
15:39 Norway boosts IMO's GreenVoyage-2050 GHG project