The New Inspection Regime (NIR) will record the inspections, essentially naming and shaming those shipping companies that are currently not taking safety seriously. The shipping companies that will be classed as poor performers will be those whose safety performance has been consistently low for three months or more.
Once put on this list, not only do companies face being deemed a poor performer by the European Commission, they also face the possibility of being banned from EU waters. There will be more than 1000 of the world’s ports affected by this new legislation. The main tool for this information to be published is the program THETIS which works with the shipping community’s SafeSeaNet (SSN) to establish which vessels will be at port at what time and records all inspections carried out on vessels at ports across the EU member states.
On the other side of this new move by the European Commission is the benefits that those shipping companies seen to be performing consistently well in safety inspections will receive, gaining positive publicity through the register. More than 3.7 billion tonnes of freight goes through EU ports so this will undoubtedly change the face of shipping.
Lucion Marine is at the forefront of these changes into the shipping industry. We provide complete Green Passports or Inventories of Hazardous Material (IHM) to vessels from ports across the world. Holding an IHM will show that as a shipping company you take the health and safety of those on board very seriously. The inventory will provide a complete list of all potentially dangerous materials on board the vessel, and will remain with the ship throughout its lifetime, and could prove highly valuable again prior to recycling.
Lucion Marine aid shipping companies with this shift in the shipping industry. This ensures our clients are prepared for any future health and safety developments, such as the enforcement of the Hong Kong Convention. They also have the benefit of knowing their work will be handled by a Lloyds Register accredited company: Lucion Marine.
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