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News 2014

Maritime safety – two steps forward, but much still to be done, 28 November 2014

Last week saw the International Maritime Organization’s Maritime Safety Committee (IMO MSC) finalise work on two measures that are significant for standards of safety in the unit load industry, be it maritime or land-based. The adoption by the IMO of the amendment to SOLAS (the Convention for Safety of Life at Sea) concerning verification of gross mass for containers is welcomed. The second welcome ‘stake’ is the approval, with immediate global effect as a non-mandatory Code of Practice, of the CTU Code and its related ‘Informative Material’.    Read more...

IMDG Code Amendment 37-14 summary of changes, 18 June 2014

Every two years IMO publishes a new Amendment to the IMDG Code, incorporating changes approved by the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC). The next Amendment of the IMDG Code, 37-14, can be used from 1 January 2015 and comes into force on 1 January 2016. We have produced a comprehensive summary of the Amendment 37-14 changes to download from our website.   Read more...

CTUpack e-learning course launched, 31 January 2014

The CTUpack e-learning™ course is an online training tool for those involved in the packing and unpacking of cargo transport units (CTU), comprising freight containers, swap bodies, trailers and suchlike used in intermodal transport. The first release of CTUpack is a foundation level course, which is being launched today.    Read more...