Silver nitrate testing of cargo holds for carriage of steel cargoes

American Club has noted that silver nitrate testing for the presence of sodium chloride (salt) in cargo holds prior to loading was an important practice to prevent claims for damage to steel cargoes. The Club emphasized that, as part of the standard pre-load survey for transporting steel cargoes,...

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Changes to Solid Bulk Cargoes Code takes effect this year

Standard Club has reported that voluntary compliance with the amended International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes Code (IMSBC) could be in place for some before the end of the month, (provided that this is allowed by the relevant national governments); Global mandatory compliance is due to come into...

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Tianjin looks to complete port automation to duck any future pandemic

Tianjin, one of the biggest ports in the world, is seeking a completely automated system that would implicitly mean that, internally at least, it would not be impacted by any future pandemic. China’s northern Tianjin port is looking to develop a “digital twin” over the next three to five years,...

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