New SOLAS legislation: OPDR offers its customers expert assistance as well as several options for submitting the VGM

New SOLAS legislation: OPDR offers its customers expert assistance as well as several options for submitting the VGM

As of July 1st 2016, the enforcement of the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) requirements regarding the Verified Gross Mass (VGM) of packed containers will be effective. From then on, a packed container will not …
Jul 1, 2016 /  Vessels
Sri Lanka to implement International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea in merchant shipping

Sri Lanka to implement International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea in merchant shipping

Sri Lanka, for the first time, will implement the international maritime treaty, International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), the Ports and Shipping Ministry said. Following discussions with the …
Jun 17, 2016 /  Curious
Liverpool SOLAS service extends weighing to most UK ports

Liverpool SOLAS service extends weighing to most UK ports

The port of Liverpool will offer container weighing services to help its customers comply with a new international regulation that comes into effect on July 1. The announcement by Peel Ports, Liverpool’s …
Jun 14, 2016 /  Vessels
PSA Terminals All Set For SOLAS Implementation

PSA Terminals All Set For SOLAS Implementation

The PSA Group of Terminals announced on Thursday last week that all its terminal facilities will be in full compliance with the implementation of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) amendments to the …
Jun 6, 2016 /  Curious
IMO: Advice regarding verification of gross mass of packed containers

IMO: Advice regarding verification of gross mass of packed containers

An MSC circular on Advice to Administrations, port State control authorities, companies, port terminals and masters regarding the SOLAS requirements for verified gross mass of packed containers has been agreed by …
May 24, 2016 /  Vessels
Goal-based verification heralds new era for ship construction rules

Goal-based verification heralds new era for ship construction rules

IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) has confirmed that ship construction rules for oil tankers and bulk carriers submitted by 12 classification societies conform to the goals and functional requirements set by …
May 14, 2016 /  Curious
Hutchison Port Holdings Announces SOLAS Compliance Readiness

Hutchison Port Holdings Announces SOLAS Compliance Readiness

Hutchison Port Holdings Limited (HPH) has announced that its network of ports will be ready for full compliance with the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) amendments to the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) …
May 13, 2016 /  Curious
APM Terminals to Provide Container Weighing Services at 29 Locations

APM Terminals to Provide Container Weighing Services at 29 Locations

VGM Generation services will be offered to enable supply chain partners to comply with new IMO SOLAS regulations With just 50 days until SOLAS Verified Gross Mass (VGM) comes into force APM Terminals is taking the …
May 12, 2016 /  Curious
DP World reveals UK weighing solution for new landmark legislation

DP World reveals UK weighing solution for new landmark legislation

Dedicated website launched for UK businesses as global deadline looms UK, London and Southampton: DP World is the first container operator to officially unveil its plans to provide UK exporters with a fully integrated …
Apr 21, 2016 /  Curious
WSS warns SOLAS regulation alone isn’t enough when it comes to gas detection

WSS warns SOLAS regulation alone isn’t enough when it comes to gas detection

Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) is warning ship operators they must combine vigilance, structure and care with the new SOLAS X1-1/7 - MSC.1/Circ.1477 & MSC.1/Circ.1485 regulations to safeguard crews from the dangers …
Apr 6, 2016 /  Curious