Single Window mechanism adopted in Ukraine to ease goods transit

A single window mechanism has been adopted in the Ukraine which officials said would optimize customs procedures when moving goods across Ukraine borders.  A new law “On Amendments to the Customs Code of Ukraine” would also impact the controversial ballast water sampling by local ecological...

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ITF says death of seafarer “proves that lashing is dockers’ work

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) have said that the case of a Filipino seafarer dying in Dublin while doing lashing work on a container proved how vital it was that this kind of work was performed by dock workers, not seafarers....

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California says flag country’s AFS certificate is not enough

Gard has reported an update in the bio-fouling regulations in California, where the State Land Commission (SLC) clarified the rules under which vessels berthing in California were required to operate. The California SLC has said that an International Anti-Fouling System (AFS) Certificate issued by...

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Threat of piracy is chasing foreign vessels from Nigerian waters say Marine Engineers

The Nigerian Institution of Marine Engineers and Naval Architecture (NIMENA) has said that foreign vessels were avoiding Nigerian waters because of the danger of piracy. Threats included sea robberies, pirate attacks, hi-jacking and kidnap. President of NIMENA, Engr. Henry Unuigbe, said at the 7th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society of Engineers that drastic solutions…

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ISWAN, ICS, Intercargo, produce new guide on situations when seafarers go missing

The International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) has published new guidance on dealing with situations involving missing seafarers, for the benefit of shipping companies and manning agents. The Good Practice Guide for Shipping Companies & Manning Agents working with situations involving missing seafarers has been produced by the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network…

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