Worldwide there are approximately 3,000 merchant ports and the work of the Harbour Master can vary widely from country to country and from port to port even within the same country.
Canada has become the latest country to accept amendments to the Convention on the International Maritime Organization (IMO) which will expand the size of the Council, extend the term of its Members, and recognize three additional language texts as authentic versions of the Convention.
The Honourable Ms Marie Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, deposited Canada’s instrument of acceptance with IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim during a visit to IMO on 19 January.
The amendments have now been accepted by eight States: Canada, Honduras, Malaysia, Malta, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Norway, Singapore and Spain.
Amendments were adopted* at the 32nd session of the IMO Assembly held in December 2021. They require acceptance by two thirds of the IMO Membership (117 Member States based on the current number of 175 Member States) for entry into force.
Illustration per: www.imo.org
*For background see here:
On 10 March the Cabinet Secretary of the Ministry of Roads and Transport of Kenya reported that Captain William Kipkemboi Ruto has been appointed as the Managing Director of the Kenya Ports Authority for a period of three years with immediate effect.
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