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Union of Greek Shipowners – Annual Report 2011-12

Union of Greek Shipowners – Annual Report 2011-12

The Union of Greek Shipowners has published its Annual Report 2011-12 with a foreword by its president Theodore E. Veniamis. The report, inter alia, underlines: – In 2011, the world shipping market failed to register a recovery from the low levels of previous years with uncertainty reigning high and making further predictions very hard. –(…)

IMO signs counter-piracy partnerships with UN agencies and EU

IMO signs counter-piracy partnerships with UN agencies and EU

The commitment of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to combat piracy off the coast of Somalia through boosting capacity building in the region has been underlined with the signing of five strategic partnerships with a number of UN agencies and the EU, following a Conference on Capacity Building to Counter Piracy off the Coast of(…)

Guidelines for implementation of energy efficiency measures adopted

Guidelines for implementation of energy efficiency measures adopted

The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted four sets of guidelines intended to assist in the implementation of the mandatory Regulations on Energy Efficiency for Ships in MARPOL Annex VI, which are expected to enter into force on 1 January 2013: • 2012 Guidelines on the method of(…)

Standard Contract for private armed guards

Standard Contract for private armed guards

With the increasing use of armed guards on ships and the fear that second-rate security firms may take advantage of the piracy situation, BIMCO is forging ahead with the development of a standard contract for the employment of armed guards. The new contract, which will be drafted by a team of experts of shipowners, lawyers(…)

Piracy centres expand information network

Piracy centres expand information network

The piracy information-sharing infrastructure covering Asia and the Indian Ocean has been significantly enhanced with the signing on 11 November 2011 of an important agreement in Singapore. The agreement, signed by the three Information Sharing Centres (ISCs) set up under the IMO-led Djibouti Code of Conduct and the Singapore-based ReCAAP ISC, establishes a set of(…)

Marco Polo: 2011 Call for Proposals Launched

Marco Polo: 2011 Call for Proposals Launched

Deadline to submit project proposals: 16 January 2012 The Marco Polo 2011 Call for Proposals under the second Marco Polo programme was launched on 21 October 2011. The budget for the 2010 call is €56.87 million. The full Call document is available here. The 2011 Call for Proposals will be based on the new 2011(…)

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