Brazil to focus inspections on aging cargo vessels

Following a number of recent casualties involving bulk carriers in Brazil, a new inspection requirement has been introduced in Brazilian ports, according to the West P&I Club. All vessels of 18 or more years of age, that are to load a cargo with a density of 1.78 t/m3 or greater, are to be subject to an inspection upon arrival, prior to loading commencing.

How to transport soya beans carriage safely

UK P&I Club issued a report in order to advise on safe transportation of soya beans. According to the report, Brazil is expected to produce a record soya bean crop yield this year, which is reflected in the number of vessels currently queuing at Brazilian ports.

New agreement enhances tanker safety

A Memorandum of Agreement has been signed by Graham Westgarth, Chairman of INTERTANKO; Ricardo Augusto Leite Falcão, President of CONAPRA; and Otavio Augusto Fragoso Alves da Silva, President of FENAPRATICOS

Early Implementation of Recent Changes to the IMSBC Code

A new iron ore fines (IOF) Schedule to the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code governing the carriage of IOF by sea, and an amended iron ore Schedule, were agreed at the IMO DSC 18 meeting in September 2013.


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