News items in 2021
2 Mar 2021
News: USCG updates cyber compliance timeline for non-SMS US vessels
The United States Coast Guard (USCG) has updated the Vessel Cyber Risk Management Work Instruction to include a compliance timeline and inspection process for non-Safety Management System vessels that are subject to the Marine Transportation Safety Act of 2002.
26 Feb 2021
Article: The Tai Prize Appeal
This case relates to a consignment of beans that were damaged before loading, where the shipper should have known about the condition of the cargo upon loading.
24 Feb 2021
News: Launch of the Nigerian Port Sector Process
In a bid to improve Nigeria’s ranking on the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) and to promote transparency, eliminate bottlenecks and illegal demands at seaports and terminals, the Nigerian Government has launched its Nigerian Ports Process Manual (NPPM).
22 Feb 2021
News: Brazil soya bean harvesting delays
The usual harvesting season in Brazil runs from January to March each year; however, that process has been delayed by a drought last year that slowed plantings, and heavy rainfall recently.
19 Feb 2021
SG-STAR Fund Taskforce (SFTF) develops CrewSafe audit program
SFTF have developed a CrewSafe audit program that endeavors to assist crew source nations to bring a higher level of confidence and quality control checks into crew change processes such as quarantine/holding, medical and swabbing facilities.
19 Feb 2021
News: Houston ship channel closures
Members are advised that the Houston Ship Channel has experienced recent closures due to the severe weather in the state of Texas.