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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.

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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.

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