More Carriers to Fine Rogue Shippers for Misdeclared Goods in Containers

By Alexander Whiteman (The Loadstar) - Carriers are cracking down on rogue shippers by threatening significant financial penalties for misdeclared shipments, following a series of vessel fires. Evergreen was first out of the gates announcing fines, ranging from $4,000 to $35,000, for misdeclarations, with Hapag-Lloyd and OOCL following suit. TT Club risk management … [Read more...]

Maersk Says New Dangerous Goods Guidelines to Improve Containership Safety After Maersk Honam Fire

The world's top shipping line Maersk has implemented new guidelines on the stowage of dangerous goods after a review of its safety procedures in the aftermath of the devastating Maersk Honam fire back in March. The shipping company says the new guidelines will improve safety across its fleet of container vessels. "Following the tragic fire aboard Maersk Honam in March … [Read more...]

INTERCARGO Calls for Corrective Action on Designation of Certain Fertilizer Cargo Under IMSBC Code

INTERCARGO, the international trade association representing the interests of dry cargo vessel owners, is calling on the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to correct the designation of certain ammonium nitrate-based fertilizer cargo under the IMSBC code in response to the publication of the casualty report into the total loss of the M/V Cheshire. In August 2017, the … [Read more...]