A new crane being off-loaded from a ship at Mombasa port. PHOTO/KPA BY KURIAN MUSA newsdesk@reporter.co.ke Kenya Ports Authority’s (KPA) has enhanced cargo handling capacity and efficiency at Mombasa port after acquiring two ultra-modern diesel electric cranes. Two additional cranes and six Eco Hoppers will be procured by December 2017 as part of...
International Maritime Organization, secretary general Mr Kitack Lim. PHOTO/IMO By PATRICK MAYOYO newsdesk@reporter.co.ke A new global project to help protect marine ecosystems from the negative effects of invasive aquatic species has been given the go-ahead for preparation. The GloFouling Partnerships project – a collaboration between the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the United Nations...
https://youtu.be/o8eSzDS1QKs By PATRICK MAYOYO newsdesk@reporter.co.ke Two members of the Houston Pilots in the United States are to receive the 2017 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea. The pair will be recognized for their role in averting a major tragedy when the ship they were piloting broke down and burst into flames after...
Ms Dilek Ayhan, State Secretary in the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, hands over the instrument of ratification of the 2010 HNS Protocol to IMO Secretary-General, Mr  Kitack Lim. PHOTO/IMO By PATRICK MAYOYO newsdesk@reporter.co.ke Norway has become the first country to become a Contracting State to a key compensation treaty covering the transport...
A seafarer at work. PHOTO | COURTESY |IMO By PATRICK MAYOYO newsdesk@reporter.co.ke IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has welcomed the entry into force  (18 January) of new obligations under the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006) which require shipowners to have compulsory insurance to cover abandonment of seafarers, as well as claims for death...
A lady swims in the open sea. Photo courtesy of Pexels. By PATRICK MAYOYO newsdesk@reporter.co.ke Governments at the recent meeting of Parties which regulate the dumping of wastes at sea have called for more action to address marine litter in the oceans, particularly plastics and microplastics, which present a severe and long...
A crane discharging locomotives from a ship at Mombasa port. File photo. By PATRICK MAYOYO and Xinhua newsdesk@reporter.co.ke Kenya's new maritime insurance law will save the country 250 million U.S. dollars annually, the insurance regulator has said. Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA) CEO Sammy Makove told a media briefing in Nairobi that the law...
International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Secretary-General, Kitack Lim. By PATRICK MAYOYO newsdesk@reporter.co.ke The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC) has endorsed draft interim recommendations for carriage of liquefied hydrogen in bulk. The interim recommendations for carriage of liquefied hydrogen in bulk are expected to be submitted to the...
IMO IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim, during a past event. Photo Courtesy of UN By ABDULHAKIM SHERMAN newsdesk@reporter.co.ke The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) is continuing its work to support developing countries to prevent air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from ships with a global training exercise held in Batumi, Georgia (12-14 September). Participants are...
International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Secretary-General, Kitack Lim. By PATRICK MAYOYO newsdesk@reporter.co.ke The International Maritime Organisation (IMO)’s continuing efforts to promote environmentally sound shipping has received a boost following the launch of Glomeep.imo.org. The new website provides important information and updates on the Global Maritime Energy Efficiency Partnerships (GloMEEP) project – a GEF-UNDP-IMO initiative...