Carriage of Palm Oil Mill Effluent

There has been considerable confusion in recent years over the carriage of Palm oil mill effluent, and even exactly what it is.  The ISCC (International Sustainability and Carbon Certification) has recently issued a guidance document on POME which clarifies that POME is the “unavoidable wastewater arising from palm oil production at a palm oil mill”, […]

Covid-19: Recommendations and Guidance

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic a number of sets of guidance and recommendations have been issued to assist in maintaining the global supply chain and ensuring the welfare of seafarers. The documents can be accessed via a dedicated area of the IMO website: For ease of reference we attach some key documents below. […]

BMP West Africa

Increasing concern about the safety of seafarers on the coast of West Africa and the Gulf of Guinea has led to the publication of Best Management Practices to Deter Piracy and Enhance Maritime Security off the coast of West Africa including the Gulf of Guinea with the aim of helping ships to avoid becoming victims […]

International Maritime Research Board

The proposal originated by a wide group of industry associations for the establishment of an International Maritime Research and Development Board and Fund aimed at generating core funding of around USD 5 billion over a 10-year period to be used to accelerate the development of commercially viable zero-carbon emission ships was updated and submitted to MEPC […]