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10 things you need to know about the new SOLAS regulations

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has amended the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) to require, as a condition for loading a packed container onto a ship for export, that the container has a verified weight declared to the Vessel Operator and Marine Terminal Operator. Lee el resto de esta entrada

Knowledge is key to MARPOL compliance for bulk shippers, warns WSS

By ,  February 25, 2016,  Curious

In the wake of new regulations, Wilhelmsen Ships Services (WSS) says bulk owners and operators must pay as much attention to the products used to clean their cargo holds as the holds themselves. The global provider of products and services to the shipping industry is urging firms to heed details included in the revised MARPOL Annex V Resolution MEPC.201(62), relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, which came into force on 1 January 2016. Lee el resto de esta entrada

Global Shipping Going Digital

United Nations’ International Maritime Organization (IMO) has launched a number of initiatives for eliminating paperwork and reducing the administrative burdens imposed on global shipping. Lee el resto de esta entrada