¿How is marine shipping industrie regulated?





Commercial marine shipping is inherently an international activity. As such, the industry requires regulation at the international level. International maritime regulations, also known as conventions, are developed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

What Is The International Maritime Organization (IMO)?

The IMO is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for measures to improve the safety and security of international shipping and to prevent pollution from ships. The IMO is currently focused on trying to ensure that adopted conventions are properly implemented by signatory countries, including Canada. These signatory countries are then responsible for implementing and enforcing international conventions as their own national law.

The leading conventions developed by IMO are:


 El Registro Especial de Buques y Empresas Navieras, con sede en las Islas Canarias, tiene por objeto posibilitar la competitividad de las Empresas Navieras españolas a través de una serie de medidas homologables a las existentes en Registros similares de países miembros de la Unión Europea. La inscripción de buques en este Registro precisa de una serie de requisitos que a continuación se relacionan:


Podrán solicitar su inscripción en el Registro Especial las empresas navieras que tengan en Canarias su centro efectivo de control, o que, teniéndolo en el resto de España o en el extranjero, cuenten con un establecimiento o representación permanente en Canarias, a través del cual vayan a ejercer los derechos y a cumplir las obligaciones atribuidas

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A pan-European delimitation of coastal waters



Spain has two major island groups, the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands




I. SPAIN Disclaimer This document has not been adopted by the European Commission and should therefore not be relied upon as a statement of the European Commission. The purpose of this document is merely to provide a comprehensive overview based on available information without claiming to be exhaustive. Although stakeholder consultation has taken place to verify the collected information, it is possible that this document does not reflect the view of all stakeholders involved. This document has been updated until February 2011. This country report provides a comprehensive overview and assessment of the current state-of-play with regard to Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) in Spain1 . After detailing Spain’s country characteristics, its most important maritime activities are presented. Next, the country

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EU's maritime transport policy up to 2020

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Competitiveness, decarbonisation and digitalisation are the guiding principles that will serve as a basis for the EU's maritime transport policy up to 2020 and beyond. These principles aim to ensure that maritime transport remains an attractive way for transporting goods and people and becomes even more environmentally-friendly. It should also serve as a catalyst for investment and innovation.

Today's Council conclusions endorse the content of the Valletta declaration on the EU's maritime policy, which was adopted at an informal ministerial conference organised by the presidency on 29 March 2017.