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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...
Healthy on board: how to handle food hygienically
Healthy on board: how to handle food hygienically
The revised Guideline on Food Hygiene give practical guidance and helpful procedures to make sure food is handled hygienically and safely on board of ships.
Confirmed by the ICS: The German Flag is one of the best
Confirmed by the ICS: The German Flag is one of the best
With the Flag State Performance Table of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), shipowners can get a quick overview of the quality of the 117 flag states worldwide. The German Flag has long been exemplary in all areas and once more ranks among the best this year.
Annual Report 2018 on the German Maritime Labour Act
Annual Report 2018 on the German Maritime Labour Act
In its Annual Report 2018 on maritime labour rights, the Ship Safety Division of BG Verkehr shows at a glance how it monitored compliance with the provisions of the Maritime Labour Act over the last year. Since last year, the BG Verkehr has been issuing Maritime Labour Certificates and Fishing Labour Certificates electronically. The Ship Safety Division also published its MLC-Guidelines in a completely revised format.
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.
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.