DNVGL: New carriage requirements for all IBC Code listed products

The IMO is reassessing carriage requirements for products listed in the IBC Code (International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals In Bulk). This means the current list of cargo with the Certificate of Fitness will change for chemical tankers. The amendments are expected to take effect 1 July 2020, subject…

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Flashback in history: SS Utopia collided with HMS Anson while trying to enter the Bay of Gibraltar on 17 March 1891

SS Utopia – Collided with HMS Anson while trying to enter the Bay of Gibraltar on 17 March 1891. She sank in minutes, killing 562 passengers and crew. Two rescuers from HMS Immortalité also drowned; 318 survivors were rescued. Click here to view ‘Wreck Report for ‘Utopia’ and ‘Anson (HMS)’, 1891′.      

Alibaba’s Maersk and CMA CGM digital partnership

When Maersk and subsequently CMA CGM announced digital partnerships with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, it led to much ado about the implications for the wider supply chain. But what of the impact on ports? Analysts and consultants approached by Port Strategy predict an initial volume surge followed by a levelling off for the ports included…

USCG updates Ballast Water Management (BWM) Extension Program (March 2017)

This update was issued in response to hundreds of extension requests and dozens of questions received by the Coast Guard, which indicate a widespread misunderstanding of the previously issued guidance, and an associated need for additional clarity and certainty for all stakeholders.The Coast Guard has issued this latest update (March 2017) for the procedures for…

International Institute of Marine Surveying, the Report Magazine March 2017

The Report Magazine is the official publication of the International Institute of Marine Surveying. The Institute publishes the Report Magazine four times per year in March, June, September and December. Highlights of this issue of The Report magazine: Understanding the dangers of enclosed space entry Cathodic protection for small craft An insight into bulk carrier trimming…