Amid an increase of container ship fires in the last years, a new guide is published to serve as a route-map for the CTU Code and to assist wider understanding of good packing practices.
In the beginning of the year, 1 January 2020, the latest version of the IMDG Code, Amendment 39-18, came into force. Following, UK P&I Club along with TT Club collaborated, launching guidelines and providing an insight for all actors in the freight supply chain, who are responsible for preparing unitized consignments for carriage at sea.
South Korea excluded cargo containing hazardous substances from being transferred or unloaded from vessels at several terminals of the port of Ulsan, following the fire that erupted at the port on Saturday 29 September.
IMO published the summary of the Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers, 6th session (CCC 6), which took place from 9 to 13 September 2019. The Sub-Committee validated a new IMO Model Course on Safe Handling and Transport of Solid Bulk Cargoes.
IMO’s Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers, held its 6th session on 9-13 September, focused on launching new initiatives to enable the use of methanol and ethanol as fuel, as well as the use of fuel cells, to meet IMO’s climate strategy.
IMO’s Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers is meeting for its sixth session this week (CCC 6), on 9-13 September, where it is expected to validate a new IMO Model Course on Safe Handling and Transport of Solid Bulk Cargoes.
Cargo-related container ship fires are on the rise in 2019, with reported incidents averaging every 30 days and bucking the twenty plus year frequency of roughly every 60 days, which highlights the need to galvanise actions to improve safety, according to data provided by insurer TT Club.
Maritime NZ and partner regulatory agencies in New Zealand teamed up last week in a joint compliance and information-gathering operation on the carriage of dangerous goods (DG). Checks aimed to ensure that goods on Cook Strait ferries complied with safety regulations. There was good compliance from those inspected.
The implementation of anti-pollution measures in the area of the sunken Grande America were halted, because north-east winds of 15 knots, cross-seas and a swell of 2.5 to 3 metres on March 25th prevented the procedures.
According to Singapore’s Maritime Port Authority, from January 1, 2019 the Notification relating to the Weight Limitation of Dangerous Goods is amended by the Notification relating to the Weight Limitation of Dangerous Goods (G.N. No. 3474/2018) published on 28 December 2018, as the Notification’.
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