A set of amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) and the associated Codes are entering into force in 2024. This article highlights the changes that have been adopted for the 2024 update of SOLAS and its associated Codes.
Maritime Compliance: Modernization of GMDSS – Entry into force on 1 January 2024 of amended SOLAS chapter IV
IMO MSC 105 adopted amendments SOLAS chapter II-1, III, IV and V, the appendix (Certificates) and the 1988 SOLAS Protocol (Certificates); through resolution MSC.496(105) and resolution MSC.497(105). The amendments enter into force on 1 January 2024.
This article provides information about amendments entering into force in December 2023, as well as in the subsequent years of 2024, 2025, and 2026.
The past year has certainly been a year of notable highs and lows across the shipping industry, with the dry bulk sector being no exception. A major talking point of the past 12 months, as has been the case for some time now, is the journey to decarbonization and INTERCARGO welcomed the revised greenhouse gas (GHG) strategy from IMO Member States in July (MEPC80).
The in-depth report, which analyses Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) data captured by Inmarsat Maritime, registered 853 distress calls from January to December 2022 – up from 794 in 2021.
Maritime Forecast to 2050 is one out of DNV’s suite of Energy Transition Outlook reports. This latest edition provides an independent outlook of shipping’s energy future.
Chinese officials are highlighting new research from the UK-based Clarkson Research Service that shows that China has become the world’s largest shipowner based on gross tonnage surpassing Greek shipowners which have been the largest for the past decade.
The first generation of containerships was composed of modified bulk vessels or tankers that could transport up to 1,000 TEUs. The first containership, the “Ideal-X” was a converted World War II T2 tanker. At the beginning of the 1960s, the container was a transport technology being tested and gradually deployed, and reconverting existing ships proved to be of lower costs and less risky.
According to Inmarsat’s ‘The Optimal Route research’, though digital decarbonisation technologies can help, shipping can achieve up to 38% reduction in absolute carbon emissions.
DNV and Lloyds Register has published a report containing the Maritime Safety Trends 2012–2022Maritime Safety Trends 2012–2022