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Panama Canal Adopts Green Building Policy

On August 27th, 2012

ACP guideline launches environmentally sustainable practices. The Panama Canal will implement more sound "Green Building" practices with regards to future constructions in order to improve compatibility with the environment. Green Construction, also known as Sustainable Building, refers to designing building structures using processes and materials that are environmentally responsible and efficient during the life cycle..

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Small Chinese Yards Facing Challenges

On August 27th, 2012

The recent contracting shortage has led to fears that yards may soon struggle to fill available capacity. Nowhere is this problem starker than amongst the 122 medium and small Chinese local yards ('MSL' yards, defined here as all private yards bar the 20 largest when sorted by 2011 output). This has led to speculation that..

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FOSO: New Investigating Body for Maritime Casualties Established

On August 27th, 2012

FOSO will have the power to detain ships and any objects involved in the incident A new law was passed that establishes an investigative body for maritime casualties. The legislation brings with it certain obligations and criminal penalties for those involved in maritime incidents. Ships flying the Belgian flag and all ships calling at Belgian..

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''Seafarers' bill of rights'' to come into force

On August 27th, 2012

Ready for the MLC 2006 The ITF and the International Shipping Federation (ISF) have applauded the entry into force in 12 months' time of a key International Labour Organization (ILO) convention, which provides seafarers with rights and protection. The ILO's Maritime Labour Convention 2006 was ratified by 30 ILO member states, the latest being Russia..

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Maritime Labour Convention 2006 coming into effect in August 2013

On August 24th, 2012

Australia – Planning for Implementation of MLC 2006 On 20 August 2012 the International Labour Organization (ILO) received notification that the 30th country had ratified the Maritime Labour Convention, (MLC,2006) meeting the final condition for the Convention to enter into force internationally. This will happen on 21 August 2013. Australia was one of the first..

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ITF and ISF Stress Vital Need for Industry to be Ready

On August 24th, 2012

The International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) and the International Shipping Federation (ISF) are united in welcoming the news that the ILO Maritime Labour Convention (MLC, 2006) will enter into force in just 12 months' time, in August 2013, following the announcement that it has been ratified by 30 ILO Member States, the latest being Russia..

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Entry into force of MLC 2006 brings EU law into force

On August 24th, 2012

MLC ratification has reached 30 signatures and 33% of the world's fleet tonnage so far Following the ratifications by Russia and the Philippines in August, the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006) has now reached the required threshold (30 signatures and 33% of the world's fleet tonnage) and will enter into force in August 2013. As..

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Shipping Industry Guidance on Pilot Transfer Arrangements

On August 24th, 2012

IMPA and ICS have published new edition The International Maritime Pilots' Association (IMPA) in collaboration with the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), supported by the International Group of P&I Clubs and other industry partners has recently published a new edition of Shipping Industry Guidance on Pilot Transfer Arrangements. The second edition of the guidance has..

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Guidance on the identification & management of the 'cappuccino effect' when receiving fuel oil

On August 24th, 2012

West of England P&I Club - Updated information The West of England P&I Club issues a new Loss Prevention Bulletin regarding Guidance on the identification and management of the cappuccino effect when receiving fuel oil. A recent bunker dispute involving an entered vessel highlighted a well-known ploy whereby a bunker supplier alleged that more fuel..

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Guidance covering the properties, stowage and care of natural fibre rope pilot ladders

On August 24th, 2012

West of England P&I Club - Updated information The West of England P&I Club issues new Loss Prevention Bulletin regarding Guidance covering the properties, stowage and care of natural fibre rope pilot ladders, embarkation ladders and Jacobs ladders, including inspection and maintenance regimes, and replacement criteria. Due to its strength, superior grip, good abrasion resistance..

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