I am seafarer and I want to know:
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: Sebastian Dießner
Symposium on digital maritime safety platforms
Symposium on digital maritime safety platforms
In the course of the National Masterplan for Maritime Technologies (NMMT), the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy together with the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen invites to a symposium in Bremerhaven during 23-24 October 2019. At this symposium, enterprises and authorities from various countries of Europe present their projects of maritime safety and security technologies.
IMO's World Maritime Day calls for the empowerment of women in the maritime sector
IMO's World Maritime Day calls for the empowerment of women in the maritime sector
This year at the IMO is all about equality of women, because, even today, of the 1.2 million seafarers only 2 percent are female. The International Maritime Organization utilizes this year's theme to raise awareness of its various initiatives and programmes to empower women in the maritime sector and promote this crucial topic.
Germany ratifies Ship Recycling Convention
Germany ratifies Ship Recycling Convention
Germany has acceded the Ship Recycling Convention of the IMO as 13. State world-wide and seventh EU State. However, several other states will still have to ratify the Hong Kong Convention 2009 in order for it to enter into force.
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.
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.