The SOLAS international treaty was established to ensure safety for merchant ships around the world. Although originally specified for construction, the convention includes goods and services carried on ships to different countries.In November 2014, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) amended the SOLAS convention by stating mandatory rules for the rigorous weighing of all containers that will be placed on a ship; all ‘shippers’ will have to have their weights verified in advance. This change comes into force on the 1st July 2016 but national organisations are calling for backing to make urgent changes as the new convention could lead to issues in the supply chain, costing shippers and businesses receiving these containers money. [Read more…]
Whatever your take on e cigarettes, you can’t fail to notice that they’ve increased in popularity quite rapidly over the past few short years, and according to Fivape, there are approximately 25 million vapers worldwide. [Read more…]
Your business has worked hard to acquire the relevant International Standard or ISO certification. It costs money and valuable business time, but it is definitely worth it. [Read more…]
The growth in trade through Europe and beyond, together with increasing security threats has necessitated the implementation of the AEO programme throughout Europe. Every link in the supply chain benefits from organisations having AEO certification.
Businesses across all sectors and industries will have varying priorities, but there is one that is common to them all – the need to control, reduce and manage their impact on the environment. [Read more…]
ISO 45001 is a hotly anticipated standard for occupational health and safety (OHS) and has recently been approved as a Draft International Standard. [Read more…]