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  • container weighing

    Containers to be weighed before departure

    The Danish Maritime Authority reminds that form 1 July 2016, packed containers intended to be carried on international sea voyages must be weighed before being loaded. The new measure is to minimize the number of accidents. ...

  • Flag State Performance Table

    ICS Flag State Performance Table shows impressive performance

    The new ICS Flag State Performance Table for 2015/2016 draws the attention to the impressive number of positive indicators that are now being achieved by those flag states which are used by the vast majority of ship operators. ...

  • fatigue

    IMO Sub-Committee on HTW Outcome

    The IMO Sub-Committee on Human Element, Training and Watchkeeping held its 3rd Session (HTW3) from Monday 1 through Friday 5 February 2016 ...

  • fumigation

    North P&I Club highlights risks of explosions during cargo fumigation

    North P&I Club has published a new loss prevention briefing warning operators of the hazards associated with routine fumigation of agricultural products on ships.The warning follows an explosion of pesticide gases on a panamax vessel, loading corn at Paranagua, Brazil, at the end of December 2015. This resulted in significant structural damage and was one of number of similar incidents reported during the last five years in Brazil and the USA. ...

  • pilot

    UK P&I Club to focus on pilot operations

    The UK P&I Club has issued the second of a series on current risk topics with a focus on Master Pilot Exchange highlighting that good communication and team work are vital during pilot operations. ...

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CMA CGM offers new services to Northern Europe

GMA CGM has announced the upgrade of its service to the French West Indies. During the first quarter of 2016, the PCRF line which offers direct connections between the French West Indies and Northern Europe, will increase its capacity and add two new calls at Zeebrugge and Rotterdam.

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Port of NY/NJ sets new cargo volume record

The Port of New York and New Jersey exceeded its previous record for annual cargo volumes in 2015 by more than 10 percent, building on the jobs and economic activity the port generates for the bi-state region, the Port Authority announced.

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