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Göteborg: 1 September 2016

Monthly Web News August

In August 2016 we reported the following:


US Vessel Response Plan – Alaska and Oregon update
9 August - Members are informed that a third APC provider, Alaska Response Company (ARC), has now been approved by the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) covering the Western Alaska COTP Zone (including the Aleutians, Bristol Bay and Kodiak Island sub-areas) for international traffic coming either from a US port or going to a US port and/or transiting the Pacific Great Circle Route.

Member Alerts

MSS Case September - Injury from pallet
29 August - In the Monthly Safety Scenario for September 2016, you can read about a tilted pallet and the concequences of not wearing a hardhat.

Yemen: Claims at Aden port
25 August - Yemen shipping industry is faced with the prevailing difficult times due to conflicts and unstable situation, absence of stable judiciary system and financial constraints.

China imposes requirements in relation to the Zika virus
24 August - The Government of China is “requiring all cargo shipments originating from the United States to provide proof of disinsection upon arrival at the Chinese port, both either air or sea. 

Ukarine - Customs Authorities in Nikolaev sea port - Updated
17 August - Our correspondent in Ukraine has provided us with information regarding 2 cases of impudent fraud in Odessa and Ilyichevsk ports when ecological inspectors tried to make the Masters of the foreign ships give them samples of segregated ballast.

Zika virus - updated information
12 August - US Coast Guard has issued a bulletin on the Zika virus concerning, inter alia, US requirements in case of any incidents on board vessels.

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10 August - We have an Anchor-loss USB with videos, presentation material, case studies, and newsletters.
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New requirements for ballast water management (BWM)
5 August - From 16 Jun, 2016, Australia will accept the use of BWM System (BWMS) which received Type Approval through IMO process.

Port Situation: Yemen
4 August - On Tuesday 2 August, the Ash Shihr Oil Terminal started operations when an oil tanker under the GAC Yemen agency arrived at the terminal for loading a shipment of the Masila Crude.

Club News

Shipping Podcast: Branding in the shipping industry
29 August - How can the shipping industry become more visable with branding and do the value of the company increase by working with brand strategies?

Shipping Podcast: How to make sure that everyone follows the new regulations
12 August - In the latest episode of Shipping Podcast, Lena Göthberg interviews Anna Larsson, Vice President, Global Head of Sustainability, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics and Chair of the Trident Alliance.

Shipping Podcast: Communication and sustainable shipping
Roger Harris3 August - In this episode, you can hear Alisdair Pettigrew taking on how to bring new strategic intelligence to reputation management in industries that must alter perceptions of their economic and social value.

 Out and about

Aboa Mare hosts MRM Train the Trainer event in Turku, Finland
11 August - The first MRM Train the Trainer event after the summer holidays was held in Turku, Finland on 9 August 2016. The event was hosted by Aboa Mare Academy and Training Centre, one of our training providers based in Finland with a total of 16 participants taking part in the training. 

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