2020 September 15

10:24 The Joint Statement calls on all Governments to resolve humanitarian crisis at sea

2020 September 10

16:05 ​Hapag-Lloyd joins the Global Industry Alliance for Marine Biosafety

2020 September 9

10:36 Allow crew changes to resolve humanitarian crisis, insists IMO Secretary-General

2020 September 4

10:25 IMO, ILO and FAO launch new fishing vessel safety publication

2020 August 19

14:25 IMO helping to mitigate the impacts of MV Wakashio oil spill in Mauritius

2020 August 17

10:43 IMO assists efforts to prevent an oil spill from FSO Safer

2020 August 11

17:43 Global Industry Alliance developes Just In Time Arrival Guide
13:39 IMO assists in MV Wakashio oil spill response

2020 August 10

17:06 IMO sets remote meeting plan for September-December 2020
13:22 IMO report on GHG finds a decoupling between trade and emissions in shipping

2020 August 7

09:59 Ecochlor receives IMO BWMS Code Type Approval

2020 August 6

10:15 Fourth IMO Greenhouse Gas Study: Shipping emissions are projected to increase by up to 50% until 2050, relative to 2018

2020 August 5

09:07 EMSA, ECDC release guidance on resuming safe cruise operations in EU

2020 July 31

16:44 Ship recycling in Bangladesh leaps forward with third phase of key project signed

2020 July 29

10:29 Digitalization, big data, and new technologies are key in enabling the post-COVID recovery - IMO

2020 July 24

16:42 Steps towards increased maritime security and economic growth in Kenya

2020 July 20

18:09 IMO to reset meetings calendar

2020 July 16

09:46 Peru and Ecuador get set to tackle invasive aquatic species

2020 July 15

13:23 More States need to act on crew changes, says IMO Secretary-General

2020 July 14

11:13 Further progress towards greener and safer ship recycling in Bangladesh reported at SENSREC meeting

2020 July 10

13:22 Governments of 12 countries pledge action for seafarers at crucial crew change summit
11:04 GIWACAF launches webinar series on oil spill preparedness and response

2020 July 7

12:01 IMO endorses guidance on ensuring seafarers’ access to medical care onshore

2020 June 29

17:06 Djibouti organises first crew-change in over a year for seafarers stranded due to Covid-19

2020 June 26

17:04 Panama Maritime Authority established an IMO DCS Compliance Fee

2020 June 25

14:33 UN Day of the Seafarer highlights sacrifice of key workers at sea during pandemic

2020 June 19

13:32 Port State control regimes cooperate with IMO on crew changes and certificate renewals

2020 June 15

12:01 European Maritime Social Partners call for Ministers of Health to assist in ensuring crew changes can take place in EU ports

2020 June 14

11:04 Act on seafarer crew changes to avert humanitarian crisis

2020 June 10

18:04 IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim welcomes the latest initiatives to address the serious issue of piracy and armed robbery in the Gulf of Guinea

2020 June 8

17:46 UN entities and private sector join forces to tackle invasive species and reduce emissions
16:39 IMO Secretary General Kitack Lim celebrates the oceans on World Oceans Day

2020 May 27

16:04 UN agencies call for urgent action on crew changes and keyworker designation for sea and air workers

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