Bild: Seemann mit Fernrohr
I am seafarer and I want to know:
Bild: Seemann mit Fernrohr
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. Currently: Erik Dalege
Annual Report 2021 on the German Maritime Labour Act
Annual Report 2021 on the German Maritime Labour Act
In its Annual Report 2021 on the German Maritime Labour Act, the Ship Safety Division of BG Verkehr comprehensively presents how it verified compliance with the requirements of the German Maritime Labour Act throughout the last year. A guidance document on the topic "Working and living on board" aids with the implementation of the German Maritime Labour Act.
New maritime fees ordinance
New maritime fees ordinance
As of 1st October, the fees of the German flag are based on a new legal instrument. A joint fees ordinance for all areas of shipping and waterways replaces the individual ordinances from before. The fees of the German Flag remain low.
Danger rate of the accident insurance now applies to maritime companies
Danger rate of the accident insurance now applies to maritime companies
In 2010, the See-BG merged with BG Verkehr. As of 2022, after a 12-year transitional period, the accident insurance contributions for maritime companies will be calculated based on the danger rate. We explain what changes and how your maritime company can lower its contributions with good occupational safety and prevention of accidents.
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.