The Mariner's Blog articles tagged with “Containers”

What Shippers Need To Know About The SOLAS Gross Mass Weight Verification Requirement For Containers

Charles Hays | Sat, Nov 14, 2015, 07:11 PM EST

The Maritime Safety Committee at its ninety-fourth session (MSC 94, November 2014) approved for adoption the draft amendments to SOLAS chapter VI to now require mandatory verification of gross mass weight of containers before loading onto vessels for transport. The Maritime Safety Committee also approved draft guidelines which are intended to provide a common approach...

Containers, Industry News, Maritime Safety, Regulations

New Convention for Safe Containers (CSC), 2012

Tim Gossett | Fri, Mar 30, 2012, 11:03 AM EDT

IMO has just published the International Convention for Safe Containers (CSC), 2012 Edition, which replaces the previous edition published in 1996. What’s it for? The International Convention for Safe Containers (CSC) was finalized in 1972 in response to the rapid increase in the use of freight containers and the development...

Containers, Popular, Regulations

4 Reasons Why You Need an ACEP

Tim Gossett | Fri, Oct 21, 2011, 02:10 PM EDT

If you own a fleet of containers, you should have an Approved Continuous Examination Program (ACEP). Compared to a periodic examination program, an ACEP will eliminate the need to update CSC plates following each inspection, reduce exposure to CSC violations, and provide more consistency for examinations that improve the quality...

Containers, Inspections