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LR publishes spring edition of Future IMO and ILO Legislation

Posted on: 18 March 2021

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has released the spring edition of its Future IMO and ILO Legislation publication, which provides an overview of legislative changes which are relevant to the work of Lloyd’s Register and clients.

Including significant approvals/adoptions:

  • Draft amendments to Chapter 4 of MARPOL Annex VI – MEPC 75 approved short-term GHG reduction measures, combining EEXI, SEEMP and CII rating, the aim is for international shipping to achieve at least 40% carbon intensity reduction by 2030 when compared to 2008 figures.
  • Safe Mooring – MSC 102 adopted amendments to SOLAS addressing the design requirements and inspection and maintenance for equipment to ensure safe mooring.
  • Draft amendments to SOLAS Chapter II-1 on the design, construction and installation of lifting appliances and anchor handling winches were approved at MSC 102 and are expected to enter into force 1 January 2024.

Also including significant new items being considered or milestones in ongoing developments:

  • A draft amendment to the AFS Convention to include controls on cybutryne was agreed and is expected to enter into force 30 October 2022. The draft amendments would mean that anti-fouling systems containing cybutryne shall not be applied or reapplied to ships on or after 1 January 2023.
  • IMO is expected to approve draft amendments to SOLAS chapters III and IV (requirements of the GMDSS) and draft consequential amendments to associated IMO instruments at MSC 103 (May 2021).

New features in this edition:

  • Timelines – on pages 5, 6 and 7.
  • Shortcuts menu near page numbers on each page– to help navigate the document.​​

Download Spring 2021 Future IMO and ILO Legislation here.

Or follow this link to LR’s IMO resources.

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