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Kenya forms team to drive compliance with global shipping safety pact

Published on November 20, 2015

Kenya has formed a committee to drive compliance with a global deal on shipping safety which comes into effect in July next year.

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) recently adopted amendments to the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention, which require mandatory verification of the gross weight of every packed export cargo container prior to loading on board a ship.

“In ensuring the requirements are implemented, a steering committee has been set up to draft the implementation action plan,” Kenya Ports Authority managing director Gichiri Ndua and the Kenya Maritime Authority acting director-general Cosmas Cherop said on Wednesday. Read more. Source | Business Daily