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Comments Off on PPE & Workwear Specialist ComtecInt UK Secures Key Offshore Wind Industry Contracts

Workwear and personal protective equipment company ComtecInt UK is going for growth after securing a number of key offshore wind industry contracts. After launching its business in the Humber region last year, it is making big strides towards a bright future. The business has now moved to new offices alongside GXD Logistics in Hull, strategically […]

Comments Off on FREIGHT FORWARDERS URGED NOT TO BE COMPLACENT ON SOLAS ‘GRACE’ PERIOD

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is urging its members and the freight forwarding community not to be complacent about new rules concerning the reporting of the "verified gross mass" of every container, in light of the recent IMO circular on VGM urging a policy of ‘practical and pragmatic' enforcement by authorities over the first three months after the new rules take effect on July 1.

Comments Off on ATTENTION ALL IMPORTERS OF PRODUCT FROM CHINA

China will conduct random inspections on export containers at the country’s ports from July 1 as part of its enforcement of new container-weighing requirements, according to long-awaited industry guidelines issued by the Ministry of Transport. In a consultation paper sent to all agencies of the Transport Ministry, the guidelines stated that vessels and terminals could not […]

Comments Off on Attention Exporters of Full Container Loads (FCL)

Verification of the Gross Mass of Packed Containers by Sea MGN 534 issued by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) sets out the legal position as a result to the amendments to SOLAS VI which take effect from 1.7.16. Background To ensure the safety of the ship, the safety of workers both aboard ships and […]

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