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Excellent Training
Excellent Training
The shipping company Rörd Braren of Kollmar and Uwe Rottwinkel of the shipping company Rambow of Dochtersen are the winners of the award “Excellent training workplace and excellent trainer 2017”. The competent body of maritime vocational training “Berufsbildungsstelle Seeschifffahrt e.V.” (BBS) presented the award at the 11th Bremer Schifffahrtskongress.
Chancellor appeals: more German Flag
Chancellor appeals: more German Flag
At the 10th National Maritime Conference the German chancellor called on the shipowners to operate more ships under German Flag. In the presence of 750 participants she underlined how important it is for the economic location Germany to preserve maritime know-how.
More time to install ballast water treatment plants
More time to install ballast water treatment plants
On 8th September 2017 the new International Ballast Water Management Convention will come into force. Newbuildings are required to have an approved ballast water treatment plant on board. After the convention has come into force, ships already in operation have to be set up at the next renewal of the IOPP certificate at the latest. The German flag offers shipowners up to the 8th September the option of having their IOPP certificate renewed before the end of its term to have enough time to set up the ship within the 5-year term of the certificate.