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Biden climate summit: Shipping seeks support for carbon pricing

Ahead of the Leaders’ Summit on Climate convened by President Biden, shipping bodies are pushing to make mandatory market-based measures (MBMs) part of the solution to shipping decarbonization. In a joint submission

Richard Janssen

A Q&A with International Salvage Union President Richard Janssen

Though spectacular salvage and wreck removal projects continue to hit the headlines, the ocean salvage industry continues to face pressures that has seen some major players leave the market in recent years.


$5 billion “moon shot” proposal for shipping decarbonization

Governments controlling a major share of the world merchant fleet yesterday submitted a “moon shot” proposal to to the United Nations International Maritime Organization (IMO), calling for the establishment of a $5

BIMCO warns on Ukraine war impacts

BIMCO: China opens up 10 ports for foreign crew changes

BIMCO says that, according to its Shanghai office, seven Chinese governmental bodies, including the Ministry of Transportation (MOT), last week released a notice last week announced that 10 Chinese ports will resume

BIMCO: World order book at its lowest in 17 years

The world shipbuilding order book for dry bulk, container and tanker ships has reached its lowest point in 17 years. BIMCO says that COVID-19 has massively slowed contracting (down 50%), though deliveries

300,000 seafarers still trapped on ships by crew change crisis

A global summit hosted by the U.K. Government on July 9, 2020, on the impact of COVID-19 on crew changes may have gotten some headlines, but so far doesn’t seem to have

IMarEST appoints Gwynne Lewis as chief executive

The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST) has appointed Gwynne Lewis as its new chief executive. He will begin the role June 29 and succeeds David Loosley, who is to

Hong Kong aims to be global crew change hub

BIMCO reports that, following several discussions with the Hong Kong Shipowners Association (HKSOA), the administration in Hong Kong is allowing conditional but unrestricted crew change in Hong Kong. According to information provided

BIMCO helps ICS gather data on crew-change challenges

Restrictions on making crew changes have proved to be one of the toughest changes facing international shipping in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. BIMCO, the world’s largest direct-membership organization for shipowners,

IMO draws up protocols for safe crew changes

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has sent a recommended framework of protocols for ensuring safe ship crew changes and travel during the COVID-19 pandemic to all IMO member-states, the UN and other