17 March 2017
New regulations for lifting appliances and lifesaving appliances are approaching. BIMCO co-sponsors a paper to stop accidents caused by free fall lifeboats during drills.
15 May 2018
For the first time, IMO will discuss the maritime autonomous ships. The use of autonomous ships – or so-called unmanned ships - will create the need for a regulatory framework for such ships and their interaction and co-existence with manned ships.
16 June 2017
Preventing pest container contamination was one of the many items discussed at IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 98). Cyber risk management, autonomous ships, security and adoption of amendments to mandatory instruments were also on the agenda.
07 April 2017
From 2019 new mandatory requirements on electronic exchange of information will require public authorities to establish systems to assist ship clearance processes.
31 March 2017
In 2019 the new mandatory requirements on Electronic Data Interchange requires public authorities to establish systems for the electronic exchange of information to assist ship clearance processes.
05 October 2017
IMO issues warning on the dangers of carrying ammonium nitrate based fertilizers (non-hazardous) in bulk and advises on safety precautions for safe carriage.
18 January 2019
Warning of explosive incidents that could occur with shipment of aluminium dross in bulk containers.
19 January 2018
Guidelines issued for shipment of calcium hypochlorite in containers available.
09 March 2017
Nickel ore shipment from the Philippines not only suffers from risk of liquefaction but might be illegal too.
28 December 2017
The IMDG Code 2016 Edition enters into force 1 January 2018 for two years. Please note that the The IMDG Code Supplement, 2014 Edition remains valid until further notice.