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People of the German flag
Behind the German flag are many strong personalities. We introduce the people of the shipping sector that are closely connected to German flag. More...
Digital shipping register
Digital shipping register
The German Flag State Administration gets more and more digital. In addition to e-certificates, online application procedures and many other interactive applications on the website, the Hamburg shipping register, as the first shipping register in Germany, will become digital. A user-friendly and time-saving procedure will facilitate the registration of ships for the shipowners and the administration staff.
German Bundestag supports sustainable ship recycling
German Bundestag supports sustainable ship recycling
The German Bundestag paved the way for the German ratification of the convention with the unanimous adoption of the draft law on the Ship Recycling Convention of the IMO and takes a stand for safe and environmentally sound recycling of ships.
Guidelines to welfare aspects of the MLC 2006
Guidelines to welfare aspects of the MLC 2006
The new guidelines of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) aims to contribute to better working and living conditions of seafarers. The authors explain the different social aspects for a uniform implementation of the Maritime Labour Convention.
New medical equipment
New medical equipment
New requirements for medical equipment on board of merchant ships flying the German flag have come into force.
Flagging-in ships with asbestos
Flagging-in ships with asbestos
For a long time, asbestos was considered a miracle product: the natural mineral is fire resistant, an insulator, easy to process and inexpensive. But asbestos causes illness and can give rise to cancer. BG Verkehr summarized the things shipping companies have to observe when they flag-in a ship that is contaminated with asbestos.