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11/22/2021

DHS, Coast Guard Increase Hazmat Shipping and CFATS Penalties

The US Coast Guard increased civil penalties for hazardous materials vessel shipping violations last month. 

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09/21/2021

Are Ocean Carriers Refusing Hazmat Shipments?

Chemical distributors have expressed concerns about systemic reductions for transporting hazardous materials by vessel and the possibility that carriers are refusing to book chemical shipments.

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06/17/2021

Crowded Ports and a Container Shortage Spell Delays for Shippers

A perfect storm of circumstances is limiting available cargo capacity, stranding containerships in port, and delaying the transportation of everything from fruits and vegetables to hazardous chemicals.  

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06/04/2021

Sunken Ship Threatens Lasting Environmental Damage

A sinking cargo ship carrying 25 tons of nitric acid reminds us what's at stake when dangerous goods are shipped and transported by vessel. 

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12/04/2020

Video: 2 Updates for Hazmat Shippers

Quick video alert for hazmat shippers concerning 49 CFR and IMDG Code hazardous materials regulations. 

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10/05/2020

New PHMSA Hazmat Enforcement Policy for Air and Sea Shippers

“PHMSA will not take enforcement action against any offeror or carrier who offers or accepts for domestic or international transportation by any mode....” 

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09/22/2020

Mega Ship Sets Records Along US East Coast

A 15,000+ TEU vessel set records as the biggest ship to enter the ports of New York/New Jersey, Virginia, Savannah, and Charleston last week. 

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01/14/2020

IMDG Code Update: IMO Releases Corrigenda for 2018 Edition

Last month, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) released corrigenda to the 2018 edition to correct errors in Volumes 1 and 2 of the text.

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08/12/2019

Container Ship Fires Prompt New Fines from Carriers

To address a recent rise in fires aboard shipping vessels, major carriers have announced new fines and security procedures aimed at reducing the number of misdeclared hazardous cargo shipments.  

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08/20/2018

What's New in the IMDG Code for 2019?

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) this fall will publish a new edition of its International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code), the manual used by hazmat vessel shippers to ensure compliance with US and international hazardous materials/dangerous goods transport requirements.  

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