Η κλεψύδρα αδειάζει-το sulphur cap έρχεται

Mε ελάχιστους μήνες να απομένουν μέχρι την εφαρμογή του sulphur cap από 1/1/2020, σημαντικοί ναυτιλιακοί φορείς εξακολουθούν να εκφράζουν ανοιχτά τις ανησυχίες τους για την εφαρμογή της νέας νομοθεσίας του ΙΜΟ.

Πρόσφατα μάλιστα το World Shipping Council, η BIMCO, η Cruise Lines International (CLIA) και η International Parcel Tankers Association εξέδωσαν κοινή ανακοίνωση, με την οποία καλούν όλα τα κράτη-μέλη του ΙΜΟ να εφαρμόσουν τον περιβαλλοντικό κανονισμό.

Στο πλαίσιο αυτό, ο John Butler,...

https://www.naftikachronika.gr/2019/09/22/i-klepsydra-adeiazei-to-sulphur-cap-erchetai/

Shippers’ council slams block exemption rule and calls for liner consortia reform

As the European Commission continues its review of the liner shipping’s Block Exemption Regulation (BER), which allows container carriers to work in consortia, cargo owner lobby group the European Shippers Council (ESC) has called for the law to be repealed – or at least fundamentally altered.
The BER, which became the de facto legislation covering liner alliances – allowing carriers to share operational data – after the EU outlawed the liner …

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https://theloadstar.com/shippers-council-slams-block-exemption-rule-and-calls-for-liner-consortia-reform/

World Shipping Council tells EC: ‘Ignore flawed ITF report on BER’

In what is rapidly becoming an escalating war of words, liner lobby group the World Shipping Council (WSC) has slammed the recent International Transport Forum (ITF) report on the EU block exemption regulation (BER)
According to the report, a number of consortia operating in trades to and from Europe exceed the 30% market share threshold stipulated in the BER.
The BER is set to expire in April 2020 and the EC is …

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https://theloadstar.com/world-shipping-council-tells-ec-ignore-flawed-itf-report-on-ber/

Opposing sides step up war of words over liner block exemption regulation

As European lawmakers continue to assess whether to extend liner shipping’s block exemption from its consortia legislation, both proponents and opponents of the regulation have released new research to boost their case.
The current block exemption regulation (BER) allows carriers to operate as consortia in trades serving the EU, and was introduced when the EC banned the liner conference system. It is set to expire on 25 April 2020.
Liner lobbying organisation …

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https://theloadstar.com/opposing-sides-step-up-the-argument-over-liner-block-exemption-regulation/

Maersk to begin random container inspections over safety fears

Maersk Line is set to begin physically inspecting container contents as part of its efforts to stem the increasing numbers of fires that break out inside boxes during transit, as well as boxes in which cargo moves or is damaged due to not being lashed correctly.
Initially, the project will focus on shipments into and out of the US, it said.
“We have recently implemented a Physical Container Inspection Pilot within North …

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https://theloadstar.co.uk/maersk-to-begin-random-container-inspections-over-safety-fears/

Container shipping industry calls for five-year extension to block exemption regulation

Container liner industry groups today called for the European Commission to renew the block exemption regulation that covers shipping services for a further five years.
The current exemption, which allows carriers to operate as consortia in trades serving the EU and was introduced when the EC banned the liner conference system, is set to expire on 25 April 2020.
Earlier this year, a report from the OECD-funded International Transport Forum concluded that …

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https://theloadstar.co.uk/container-shipping-industry-calls-for-five-year-extension-to-block-exemption-regulation/

Bugs – could be the biggest issue in container shipping since VGM

The Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF) has warned that the “biggest issue since VGM [container weighing]” is on the cards.
This week GSF met with the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) in Arizona. IPPC is investigating concerns that parasites and other invasive species are being spread globally on the outside of containers, contributing to the demise of local ecodiversity.
“It’s a big issue,” said James Hookham, secretary general of GSF. “There is heightened anxiety that …

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https://theloadstar.co.uk/bugs-biggest-issue-container-shipping-since-vgm/

Tim Wickmann becomes World Shipping Council’s MD for Asia

The World Shipping Council (WSC) has appointed former Maersk executive Tim Wickmann as its new managing director in Asia.
Mr Wickmann spent nine highly successful years as chief executive of Maersk’s intra-Asia carrier, MCC Transport, before stepping down in June last year.
John Butler, World Shipping Council president and chief executive, said: “The liner shipping industry is a global network and therefore needs consistent regulatory treatment across the globe. That requires the industry …

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https://theloadstar.co.uk/tim-wickmann-becomes-world-shipping-councils-md-asia/

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