IMO 2020 STIRS FEARS OF DIESEL SHORTAGE

23 OCT 2018 The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has so far resisted pressure to soften or postpone the implementation of new regulations requiring ships to use bunker fuels with a lower sulfur content from the start of 2020. That has prompted warnings from some analysts that the regulations will squeeze the availability …

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AWO RELEASES FATIGUE RISK MANAGEMENT GUIDE

22 OCT 2018 The American Waterways Operators has released a new safety resource: Developing a Fatigue Risk Management Plan: A Guide for Towing Vessel Operators.  Designed to help towing companies take a proactive approach to fatigue prevention by incorporating fatigue risk management plans into their safety management systems, the guide was …

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ICS AND ITF PUBLISH GUIDELINES ON WELFARE ASPECTS OF THE MLC

23 OCT 2018 The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) have jointly released new Guidelines for implementing the Welfare aspects of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC). Adopted by the International Labour Organization in 2006, the MLC aims to ensure comprehensive worldwide protection and enforcement of …

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