An article about the Origin and Evolution of the IMDG Code for the carriage of hazardous goods..
As you are aware and as has been featured several times on this website, misdeclaration of container weight has been a big problem for ship owners and operators and is reported to have caused several accidents..
Now, a tech company in New Zealand claims to have found a unique solution for shippers to weigh the containers in a quick, easy and cost effective manner..
Article from TT Club about regulation of carriage of Flexitank – a bladder or bag used for the transport and/or storage of a non-regulated liquid inside a cargo transport unit (container)..
The 25th of June every year is commemorated by the IMO and the international shipping community as the Day of the Seafarer..
In my article dedicated to the Day of the Seafarer, I mentioned “let’s all felicitate the work that these seafarers are doing, sometimes at the risk of their own lives”.. This risk has been highlighted again when on the 26 May 2014 three crewmen on board a general cargo ship were killed after entering the ship’s hold, due to the depletion of oxygen in the hold..
In the aftermath of the RENA disaster, this article displays a few images to reiterate the importance of SOLAS..
A very important and worrying matter that has been dogging the industry is the continued misdeclaration of container weights.. There have been several articles and discussions reg the misdeclaration of container weights in this blog.. Below is an interesting and relevant article reproduced from Michael Poverello’s blog regarding this crucial issue.. Container Weighing – industry solution…
There have been many many instances of damage to ship, cargo and lives due to the improper declaration and handling of dangerous goods (hazardous cargo)..
Through this very important article I hope to give a clear picture on the documentary requirements from a shipping perspective and the process of the hazardous cargo applications and the declarations that go with it..
Please read carefully and share with all the people involved in the handling and transportation of such goods..
Further to my previous articles regarding Mis-declaration of weights on board ships, and Weighing of all export containers, the issue is hotting up with the World Shipping Council recommending strict measures.. Below is an article from FTW covering this issue.. Misdeclared container weight issue gets an airing in US The issue of misdeclared container weights…