At its 102nd session, the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee approved amendments to the Code of Safe Practice for Cargo Stowage and Securing (CSS Code) related to weather-dependent lashing, heavy cargo items and semi-standardised cargoes such as vehicles on ro-ro ships.
Container shipping consultancy Sea-Intelligence has warned that the significant shortage of empty containers in certain geographies, particularly in Asia, could last until at least February and possibly into March.
On 01.01.2021, Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/2188 will enter into force, which will extend the mandate of the European Union Naval Force Somalia Operation Atalanta for another two years, until 31 December 2022.
The fourth edition of the industry cyber risk management guidelines, Guidelines on Cyber Security Onboard Ships is now available and lays the foundation for further improvements and refinement of companies’ cyber security risk assessments.
Issues with misdeclaration of cargo, the increasing size of containerships, and a lack of resources continue to be the main themes of the industry when it comes to attempting to find a way to reduce the number of fires on containerships, a panel at the first day of Marine Insurance London said yesterday.
Ultra-large containership ONE Apus (IMO 9806079) has suffered either the loss of or damage to some 1,900 container units while operating on Ocean Network Express’s Far East Pacific 2 (FP2) service in the North Pacific 1,600 nautical miles Northwest of Hawaii late on November 30th local time.