Chittagong cracks down on dangerous goods left at cramped port yards
Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) has demanded that importers remove dangerous containers and cargo (DG) within ...
The dark side of the shipping industry – well, one of them – has come to the fore following the tragic explosion in Beirut and the ship which ran aground in Mauritius, leaking heavy oil and toxic fuel onto a coral reef. An article in Forbes says it’s time to review shipping regulations, in particular vessel registration.
The ship is Japanese-owned but Panama-flagged, and Japan has not offered to help with the clearing up, despite the vessel being 200 miles off course. The author argues for a vessel risk index, based on ownership, crew, vessel safety and so on, which would also give some transparency to customers choosing a shipping line.
There’s a lot that must be done: start by reading this article.