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8/13/2014: Notice of Shipping Coordinating Meeting

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The U.S. Coast Guard will hold a Public Meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, in the U.S. Coast Guard Personnel Service Center. The primary purpose of the meeting is to discuss preparation for the thirty-ninth session of the International Maritime Organization’s Facilitation Committee to be held at the IMO Headquarters, United Kingdom, September 22-26, 2014.

The agenda items to be considered include:

  • Decisions of other IMO bodies
  • Consideration and adoption of proposed amendments to the Convention
  • General review of the Convention, including harmonization with other international instruments
  • E-business possibilities for the facilitation of maritime traffic
  • Formalities connected with the arrival, stay and departure of persons
  • Ensuring security in and facilitating international trade
  • Ship/port interface
  • Guidelines on minimum training and education for mooring personnel
  • Technical cooperation activities related to facilitation of maritime traffic
  • Relations with other organizations
  • Application of the Committee’s Guidelines
  • Work programme
  • Election of Chairman and Vice-Chairman for 2015
  • Any other business

View the Federal Register notice for full details and information on how to attend. Those interested in attending must contact the meeting coordinator on or before September 2, 2014.

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