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Most Solas ships are ecdis-ready

Ecdis has been installed on around 25,000 vessels to allow owners to be ready for electronic navigation. According to the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO), 59 per cent of the 42,000 internationally trading vessels are now ecdis-ready. This is up from 51 per cent in May, meaning ecdis has been installed on around 3,300 ships in the last four months. Lee el resto de esta entrada

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

Mandatory audits and other amendments enter into force on 1 January 2016

A number of important amendments to IMO treaties enter into force on 1 January 2016, including new requirements for verification of compliance, making audits mandatory under the IMO Member State Audit Scheme.
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Transas ECDIS Passes New IHO & IEC Standards

Transas Navi-Sailor 4000 ECDIS has passed all DNV-GL tests according to the new IHO & IEC standards. The new generation of the Transas ECDIS complies with the latest requirements and provides a number of features beyond this. The production of the new Transas system will start in January with deliveries from February 1, 2016.

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Going beyond ECDIS

S ince the announcement that ECDIS would be a mandatory system, it sparked the start of a marketing war with numerous systems being offered – some from well-known companies and others from newcomers, all offering compliant solutions across different price ranges. Lee el resto de esta entrada