Canadian FSMC ( formerly known as AGM) regulations are issued by the Canada Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) .
Asian Gypsy Moth (AGM) has been changed to Flighted Spongy Moth Complex (FSMC) due to change of name effected in 2022.
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Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) publish regular Bunker Alerts based entirely on fuel samples and have kindly permitted BIMCO’s Members to access this information.
The Bunker Alerts are not intended to be an evaluation of overall bunker quality in the port or area concerned, but usually highlight a specific parameter within the fuel which has raised a quality issue.
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Seasonal measures introduced by Australia, New Zealand, Chile and Fiji to combat brown marmorated stink bug risk.
This section provides a summary of the major amendments under Amendment 07-23 to the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes ( IMSBC) Code (hereinafter referred to as " Amdt 07-23") and a range of BIMCO services offered to assist members in this regard.
Regulations governing the sea shipment of charcoal cargoes in packaged form under the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code have been revised recently, pending official approval, at the International Maritime Organization's Sub-Committee for the Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC) and its Editorial and Technical Group (E&T) meetings held from 20 September to 6 October 2023. This article provides the full details on what these changes are, their impact and when they will take effect.
The fourth set of amendments made to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 as amended (MLC 2006) relates to providing better protection to seafarers in the financial security system and improving the seafarer repatriation process as well as the overall well being of seafarers in terms of medical care, recreational facilities, personal protective equipment, food and amenities to be provided.
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