TOPpers April 2020

TOPpers April 2020

TOP has successfully passed the VCU audit! The VCU certificate is intended for work involving increased risks, for example in the construction industry. Temporary employment agencies are not legally obliged to work with a VCU certificate but there are more and more commissioning companies that ask for that certificate.   HAZID on location in Romania […]

MLC Gap-analyse

MLC Gap-analyse

The ILO Maritime Labor Convention 2006 (MLC 2006) aims to improve the working conditions and conditions of more than 1.2 million seafarers worldwide. The treaty prevents unfair competition in ocean shipping and takes effect on 20 August 2013. The MLC is applicable worldwide for all seagoing vessels from 500 GT that are used for commercial […]

Are you already familiar with the Biofouling Plan?

Are you already familiar with the Biofouling Plan?

Recently, the members of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) have agreed to minimize the transfer of invasive aquatic species by shipping. The “International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments”, 2004 (BMW Convention) was adopted for this purpose. Although there is no legal requirement, it is expected that some countries […]

MEPC 72 was held at the IMO headquarters in London

MEPC 72 was held at the IMO headquarters in London

On the 13th of April 2018, the 72nd session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 72) was held at the IMO headquarters in London. The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) addresses environmental issues under IMO’s remit. This includes the control and prevention of ship-source pollution covered by the MARPOL treaty, including oil, chemicals carried in […]