New Zealand releases guidance on how international vessels can comply with the country’s new biofouling requirements which enter into force on 15 May 2018.
19 APR 2018
12 APR 2018
A pro-active approach to cargo sampling on tankers can potentially save millions of dollars in claims and prevent delays to the vessel. In this Insight we look at some critical aspects of cargo sampling on tankers.
11 APR 2018
Frigid arctic air nicknamed “the Beast from the East” brought sub-zero temperatures to much of Europe for periods in February and March. The severe winter has reminded us that ice remains a significant source of hazard in shipping. Operating in ice conditions can lead to damage to vessels that are not classed to operate in ice.
Fewer casualty reports and crew members completing drug and alcohol testing can be expected from 18 April 2018 as the US Coast Guard increases the monetary property damage threshold amounts for reporting marine casualties.
Container fires may now be occurring on a weekly basis and in Gard’s experience most are associated with cargo misdeclaration. However just as with tackling the fire itself, tackling misdeclaration is a significant industry challenge.