Malaysia ratifies treaty for enhancing free flow of maritime trade
The IMO treaty enhancing communication between ships and ports to help shipments move more quickly, more easily and more efficiently has been ratified by Malaysia. This brings the number of contracting States to the Convention on Facilitation of International Maritime Traffic (FAL Convention) to 123.
Captain Haji Samad, Alternate Permanent Representative of Malaysia to IMO, met IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim at IMO Headquarters, London (10 April) to deposit the instrument of accession.
IMO’s Facilitation Committee is meeting for its 43rd session (8-12 April) this week, coinciding with the entry into effect of new requires for all public authorities to introduce electronic exchange of information between ships and ports.