Argentina – SENASA Resolution – hold and tank inspections


New resources available to support BIMCO members with ships calling at Argentine ports.

Following up on our previous article, the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) have published information in the form of a “Resource Guide for Industry” and bridge staff information: “Sign for Vessels”.

BIMCO recommends all members calling Argentine ports to familiarise themselves with the resolution from the National Food and Grain Health Authority (SENASA) - Resolution 693-E/2017 (in Spanish) - and the information provided by MACN is a helpful tool in that respect.

BIMCO would also be interested in hearing about members’ experience with the new procedures during the testing period and we will continue to follow the developments in Argentina. Write to Support and Advice with any experiences or feedback.

Merete Lund Greisen
in Copenhagen, DK


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