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December 18, 2018

From the desk of Capt. Jeff Monroe, MM, AMPE International Association of Maritime and Port Executives PORT POSITION OPENINGS The following posting are from our IAMPE Alumni. Postings of positions are distributed to all members (2,300+) free of charge for members. 12-1 Rhenus Project Logistics Inc-Customer Service Operations Operator for Air and Ocean (w/m) Challenges to help you grow. • Your task is to provide innovative and efficient supply chain solutions in relation to import, export, transport and customs clearance operations. • It is your responsibility to support our customers from the order acceptance to delivery. • Within this process you create offers, accept bookings of air and o

December 17, 2018

From the desk of Capt. Jeff Monroe, MM, AMPE International Association of Maritime and Port Executives WHAT TO WATCH IN 2019 As 2019 approaches and we say farewell to 2018, there are a number of key issues to watch in the New Year. We have summarized them below as presented to the membership of the North Atlantic Ports Association earlier this month in Washington. A copy of the entire “Industry Update” presentation is available by contacting me at Jeffrey.monroe@iampe.org. USCG Vessel Incidental Discharge Regulations-VIDA Ballast Water Management System approvals and standards New OSHA Regulations for the Handling of Crystalline Silica Bulk cargo facilities and shipyards Continued investme

December 13, 2018

From the desk of Capt. Jeff Monroe, MM, AMPE International Association of Maritime and Port Executives OSHA SETS OUT NEW GUIDE FOR RECORD KEEPING OSHA has prepared a Power Point tutorial for record keeping as required under US Federal Regulations. This brief presentation reviews OSHA recordkeeping requirements at a high level, with an emphasis on how to fill out the forms provided in OSHA’s Recordkeeping Forms package. The tutorial covers what types of operations come under the recordkeeping rule and thus are required to complete the forms, what types of injury and illness incidents must be recorded, and what information is to be included in each of the three OSHA forms respectively. Ther

December 5, 2018

From the desk of Capt. Jeff Monroe, MM, AMPE International Association of Maritime and Port Executives PORT OF SINGAPORE ACTION ON SCRUBBER WATER DISCHARGE FROM SHIPS MAY SET PRECEDENT FOR PORTS WORLDWIDE On Nov 30, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) announced that it will not allow ships with open-loop scrubbers to discharge scrubber wash water in the port after January 1, 2020. In order to remain in compliance with the IMO 2020 fuel sulfur limits, these vessels will have to burn more costly 0.5 percent sulfur fuel when calling Singapore, just like ships that are not equipped with scrubbers. The discharge ban will have a lesser effect on ships fitted with hybrid scrubber sys

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