Freight forwarders welcome HMRC confirmation of implementation timetable for new Customs declarations processing system

Freight forwarders welcome HMRC confirmation of implementation timetable for new Customs declarations processing system

Robert Keen

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has welcomed today’s announcement by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) clarifying the final implementation date when a new computer system will replace an existing system used for processing Customs declarations.

BIFA Director General, Robert Keen states: “Our members will be pleased with the clarity that is being...

https://allaboutshipping.co.uk/2021/08/03/freight-forwarders-welcome-hmrc-confirmation-of-implementation-timetable-for-new-customs-declarations-processing-system/

IMCA accredited diving system inspector scheme in development


IMCA accredited diving system inspector scheme in development

Bryan McGlinchy

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is currently developing its IMCA Accredited Diving System Inspector (ADSI) scheme which will introduce an industry-recognised professional accreditation for this important group of skilled workers. ADSIs will be accredited to conduct IMCA Diving Equipment Systems Inspection Guidance Note (DESIGN) audits.

As one of the final stages in development of the scheme IMCA...

https://allaboutshipping.co.uk/2021/08/03/imca-accredited-diving-system-inspector-scheme-in-development/

Fuel consumption: IMCA and its members to play key role.

Fuel consumption: IMCA and its members to play key role.

Margaret Fitzgerald, IMCA’s Head of Marine Policy & Regulatory Affairs

As a result of a submission by the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) to the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 76/5/3) in June 2021, the MEPC has granted IMCA authority to:

1    Collect fuel consumption data from IMCA members’ offshore vessels which fall within the scope of...

https://allaboutshipping.co.uk/2021/08/02/fuel-consumption-imca-and-its-members-to-play-key-role/

IMCA publishes AUV audit guidance document in bid to promote a common approach

IMCA publishes AUV audit guidance document in bid to promote a common approach

Nick Hough, IMCA’s Technical Adviser – Offshore Survey

The International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) newly published ‘AUV Audit Guidance Document’ (IMCA S 028) has been developed by members of the Offshore Survey Division Management Committee with a view to promote a common approach to the auditing of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) and their associated support systems.

While this document does contain...

https://allaboutshipping.co.uk/2021/07/30/imca-publishes-auv-audit-guidance-document-in-bid-to-promote-a-common-approach/

Nautilus urges ‘yes’ vote as ballot opens with P&O Ferries

Nautilus urges ‘yes’ vote as ballot opens with P&O Ferries

Maritime professionals’ Union Nautilus International has begun balloting members for industrial action at P&O Ferries.

The dispute concerns the breakdown of discussions around the reintroduction of the Pride of Burgundy and management’s attack on the agreed Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). This includes the introduction of agency staff on non-CBA terms and fatigue-inducing work rosters, with agency staff working extended tours of...

https://allaboutshipping.co.uk/2021/07/27/nautilus-urges-yes-vote-as-ballot-opens-with-po-ferries/

News from The Nautical Institute – July 2021

News from The Nautical Institute – July 2021

Contents  
Vaccinate them!
Photo competition winners
Put your name on our calendar!
Introduction to Shipping
Fire in the engine room
Book of the Month – Mentoring
DPVM grandfathering
How green is my book?
Communications confusion
Come and work for The Nautical Institute
Events
 
Vaccinate them!
Nautical Institute CEO Captain John Lloyd FNI
Nautical Institute CEO Captain John Lloyd FNI writes: The Covid-19 pandemic continues to have a devastating...

https://allaboutshipping.co.uk/2021/07/27/news-from-the-nautical-institute-july-2021/

Belgium now inoculates foreign seafarers via roving vaccination teams on board ships

Belgium now inoculates foreign seafarers via roving vaccination teams on board ships

Following the successful COVID-19 vaccination of Belgian seafarers that started on 2 June, Belgium  is going boldly beyond by moving a level up with a proposal by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for the North Sea, Mr Vincent van Quickenborne, the Royal Belgian Shipowners’ Association (RBSA) and the Directorate-General of Shipping. The Vaccination Task Force and the Interministerial Conference on...

https://allaboutshipping.co.uk/2021/07/26/belgium-now-inoculates-foreign-seafarers-via-roving-vaccination-teams-on-board-ships/

World Sailing prepared to deliver a safe and successful Olympic Sailing Competition

World Sailing prepared to deliver a safe and successful Olympic Sailing Competition

By World Sailing President, Quanhai Li and Chief Executive Officer, David Graham

As sailors, you need resilience. There are times when you are tested beyond the limits of human endeavours. Whether you are sailing around the world non-stop on your own or testing yourself in the smallest of dinghies in strong wind and waves. You need to remain resilient and focused on the task at hand.

In preparing for the Tokyo 2020...

https://allaboutshipping.co.uk/2021/07/25/world-sailing-prepared-to-deliver-a-safe-and-successful-olympic-sailing-competition/

Smart operations:Driving a lower carbon future – call for papers

Smart operations:Driving a lower carbon future – call for papers

The Society for Underwater Technology (SUT), The Hydrographic Society in Scotland (THSIS) and The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) are jointly holding their annual online seminar in November 2021, with the theme ‘Smart Operations: Driving a Lower Carbon Future’.

As the trio of societies explain:

“Our members businesses continue to operate in mature regions – stable, predictable environments that can generate...

https://allaboutshipping.co.uk/2021/07/23/smart-operationsdriving-a-lower-carbon-future-call-for-papers/

SHIPPINGInsight opens applications for its SHARK TANK

SHIPPINGInsight opens applications for its SHARK TANK

Brent Parry, CEO, Sterling PlanB Solutions

Contestants Now Being Accepted for SHIPPINGInsight’s 2021 SHARK TANK

July 22, 2021: Applications for SHIPPINGInsight’s 2021 SHARK TANK are now being accepted for start-ups and new technologies and services to compete for the prestigious SHIPPINGInsight Innovation Award as a part of SHIPPINGInsight’s 2021 program “Bridging the Decade” Conference and Exhibition being held October 11-13th at the Stamford...

https://allaboutshipping.co.uk/2021/07/22/shippinginsight-opens-applications-for-its-shark-tank/

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