IMDG Code 37th amendment will come in print by October 2014. Countries, shipper &, shipping lines can adopt IMDG Code 37th amendment in whole or in part on a voluntary basis as from 1 January 2015. From 1st January 2016 IMDG Code 37th amendment will become mandatory.
The Rotterdam Rules are expected to bring a major change in the working practices, interpretation and ease of operation in the shipping trade. Find out how the Rotterdam Rules will redefine and introduce the electronic bill of lading.
It is important to learn about the basics of the engine telegraph system before operating one (Read article). However, most of the ships are now
On April 4, 2014, IMO MEPC on its 66th session, agreed on stricter requirements for vessels’ NOx emissions in specific areas, the so called NECAs. During this session the entry into force date of these requirements has been also agreed, although until the final MEPC decision, there was a disagreement for this matter from a number of countries headed by Russia.
IMO is leaving no stones unturned to implement stricter environmental emission norms. In the coming years, the shipping industry would be seeing a tougher side of IMO as far as marine environment is concerned.