Shipping associations want regulations on hazardous materials postponed for a year

International shipping associations such as Bimco and ICS want the EU to postpone the requirement that all ships must carry a list of hazardous materials on board from the turn of the year. The EU refuses. Danish Shipping is against blanket postponements.

Photo: STR/AFP / AFP

Many shipping companies will not have time enough to have their vessels investigated for the hazardous and toxic material that may be aboard before the end of 2020.

As such, those vessels will not be able to present a list of such materials to authorities – which is otherwise required by the EU from Jan. 1 2021.

Read the whole article

Get 14 days free access.
No credit card required.

An error has occured. Please try again later.

Get full access for you and your coworkers.

Start a free company trial today

More from ShippingWatch

Schedule reliability among container lines drops to historic low

August represented a historic low point for container carriers' schedule reliability. Only three out of ten container vessels – or 33.6 percent – managed to deliver goods on time, according to new figures from Sea-Intelligence. Reliability hasn't been lower in the ten years the analyst firm has monitored reliability.

Further reading

Related articles

Trial banner

Latest news

See all jobs