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IMO agrees on a possible outline for maritime “net-zero framework”

London, United Kingdom (Ports Europe) March 25, 2024 – In a carefully worded and ambiguous announcement, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO)...

The magnitude of overlapping shipping disruptions

Geneva, Switzerland (Ports Europe) February 25, 2024 – For the first time, the world faces simultaneous disruptions in two major global maritime trade...

Delivering net-zero shipping by 2050: Introducing the Green Balance Mechanism

Press Release – Delivering net-zero shipping by 2050: Introducing the Green Balance Mechanism – February 15, 2024...

Turkmenistan joins IMO’s convention on bunker oil pollution damage

Turkmenbashi, Turkmenistan (Ports Europe) February 8, 2024 – The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has approved Turkmenistan’s accession to the...

IMO’s timeline for Greenhouse gas emissions

London, United Kingdom (PortSEurope) February 6, 2024 – Ensuring safer, more secure and environmentally friendly shipping is the main aim of the new...

Valenciaport signs agreement with UNCTAD

Valencia, Spain (Ports Europe) February 1, 2024 – Valenciaport has signed a cooperation agreement with UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and...

UNCTAD Global Supply Chain Forum in May in Barbados

Geneva, Switzerland (Ports Europe) January 27, 2024 – The inaugural Global Supply Chain Forum, jointly staged by the United Nations Conference on Trade...

UNCTAD alarm about Red and Black Seas and Panama Canal

Geneva, Switzerland (Ports Europe) January 27, 2024 – The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has raised profound concerns over...

China economy best connected to the global liner shipping network in Q3 2023

Geneva, Switzerland (Ports Europe) December 26, 2023 – China was the economy best connected to the global liner shipping network in the third quarter of...

Russia also ousted from IMO Council

London, United Kingdom (Ports Europe) December 4, 2023 – On December 1, Russia was excluded from the United Nations (UN) International Maritime Organization...

Flagship maritime event at COP28

London, United Kingdom (Ports Europe) November 28, 2023 – Over 200 maritime and energy sector leaders will convene on December 9 and 10 with governments...

Moscow is expected to be excluded from IMO’s Assembly

London, United Kingdom (PortSEurope) October 6, 2023 – The International Maritime Organisation (IMO), the United Nations (UN) shipping agency, has been...

European Mediterranean ports better connected after COVID

Copenhagen, Denmark (Ports Europe) September 25, 2023 – Several European Mediterranean ports have significantly increased their connectivity to the...

UNCTAD Liner shipping connectivity index

Geneva, Switzerland (Ports Europe) September 25, 2023 – Countries’ access to world markets depends largely on their transport connectivity, especially...

Non-binding IMO targets for greenhouse gas reduction by shipping – 2030, 2040 or 2050

London, United Kingdom (PortSEurope) July 10, 2023 – Member States of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), meeting at the 80th session of the...

Making the Middle Corridor an eTIR Corridor

Tashkent, Uzbekistan (PortSEurope) July 4, 2023 – Countries along the Middle Corridor, that connects Central Asia with Europe have agreed to accelerate...

IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee session

London, United Kingdom (PortSEurope) July 3, 2023 – The 80th session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime...

Russia threatens to end Ukrainian grain exports

Istanbul, Turkey (Ports Europe) April 19, 2023 – On April 17, Russia has, for the second time, blocked the inspections of vessels in the territorial...

IMO Legal Committee: Addressing ship-to-ship oil transfers and tankers in the “dark fleet”

London, United Kingdom (PortSEurope) April 5, 2023 – The dangerous practice of ship-to-ship transfers in the open ocean, as well as the methods used to...

The extension of the Black Sea Grain Initiative

Odessa, Ukraine (PortSEurope) March 21, 2023 – The Black Sea Grain Initiative, initially signed in Istanbul on July 22, 2022, has been extended. The...

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