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The latest news from the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the UN agency that leads international efforts to promote safer shipping on cleaner oceans.
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IMO Sep 25
400,000 seafarers stuck at sea as crew change crisis deepens:
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UN Global Compact Sep 24
On we, along with , , , & executives from & called for government action to resolve the . This is a humanitarian crisis in the world shipping industry & must be addressed:
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ISO Sep 24
Happy ! 2020 signals a 10-year countdown to the global goals, which is one reason why the has chosen the theme of 'sustainable shipping for a sustainable planet' for this year's World Maritime Day👇
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IMO Sep 24
How to achieve sustainable shipping for a sustainable planet? A global audience has heard how innovation, the maritime workforce and the role of industry and governments can work to realise shipping's sustainable future.
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IMO Sep 24
Thank you to everyone for another insightful event, as participants renewed strong calls to collaborate to ensure a uniform approach to this international crisis.
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IMO Sep 24
Marc Garneau "If supply chains are disrupted people and industries will suffer. We could then see shortages of medicines and food. Canada is committed to protect seafarers on the frontline. We ask other nations to join us"
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IMO Sep 24
From "when the ships stop so does everything else. We are now close to an entirely avoidable breaking point which could ripple out through the economy. Even a temporary interruption could push companies and countries over the edge".
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IMO Sep 24
Speaking from "despite the COVID-19 pandemic, shipping companies and seafarers continued to keep trade moving. The world should meet seafarers with open borders, less bureaucracy and a recognition of seafarers’ rights. " Henriette Hallberg Thygesen
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IMO Sep 24
Another crucial reminder from Secretary General Guy Platten. "Shipping is pragmatic but this is one issue we cannot resolve without the help of governments" on the issue of and that red tape and bureaucracy must not be allowed to trap our seafarers.
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IMO Sep 24
Alarming words indeed from General Secretary Cotton. "Despite all collective efforts the problem continues to escalate. Now more than 400 000 seafarers are beyond their tour of duty. The system is at breaking point".
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IMO Sep 24
"Action is needed – and is needed now. We all depend on seafarers. They should not be the collateral victims in this pandemic. Seafarers deliver for us - and now we need to deliver for them"said IMO SG, Kitack Lim during side event on
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IMO Sep 24
Key words from Director General of "Together we need to increase pressures on governments so that perfectly feasible action is taken". side event on
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IMO Sep 24
Live in the margin of the "I would encourage all of you to think of how you would feel if you had to work every day for 12 hours, with no weekends, without seeing your loved ones, and trapped at sea. With no idea of when you will be repatriated", shared Captain Marzougui
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IMO Sep 24
Coming up at 13h London Time, join us to raise awareness for seafarers and the urgent issue of . Register here:
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IMO Sep 24
Thank you to everyone who joined our event. Let us put those words into actions and make Sustainable shipping for a sustainable planet, a reality.
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IMO Sep 24
Minister Serrão Santos from Portugal "To tackle the problem of illegal littering we need new approaches and mechanisms which goes beyond regulation. We need to adopt measures within a circular economy and focus on systematic approach involving all stakeholders".
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IMO Sep 24
"There is a combination of political and economic and aspirational factors which need to be merged for the greater good of the planet as a whole and the shipping industry"said Alastair Fischbacher.
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IMO Sep 24
More wise words from " We have to stop looking at green initiatives as a cost and look at them as the best opportunities moving forward. This is a good opportunity for developing countries to pick up speed compared to the old established world".
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IMO Sep 24
Live from event. "We must do more to enthuse young people and show them full breadth of what the maritime industry has to offer. The industry needs to expand its core base of talent and realise it’s competing with other transport industries". Minister Courts
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IMO Sep 24
Important words from Dr Jaouad Mahjour "Strong action calls for more collaboration between the health sector and the maritime sector because health is a shared responsibility". Live from
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