Loss prevention bulletins cover a vast range of topics and presently number over 1,000.

In December 2014 Signum Services circulated loss prevention advice concerning ‘invoice’ fraud (bulletin 1014 dated 24.12.16.) These types of crime continue to cause problems and it is worthwhile reminding members to be extra vigilant. Members are advised to ensure that these issues are brought to the attention of their accounts departments.

The Association was recently advised of a number of incidents of white powder deposits being found on food cargoes carried in refrigerated containers.

The Club would like to alert Members with ships entering Canadian waters that Transport Canada have issued a bulletin stating that marine safety inspectors have begun verifying compliance with the 0.1% sulphur content requirements for marine fuel used on vessels, subject to the North American Emission Control Area (NAECA) of the MARPOL Convention.

The Association was recently advised of an increase in the incidents of fines, imposed by the Immigration Authorities in Argentina.

In the near future (01 Sep to 30 Nov 2016), there are two big port state control (PSC) Concentrated inspection campaigns (CIC) that are going to be run in various parts of the world. Paris MOU is carrying out a CIC on MLC 2006 whereas many of the other MOUs will be carrying out a CIC on Cargo securing arrangements.

The Association has been recently advised, by our local correspondents, of bulk cargo shortages in Vietnam.

The Association has been recently advised of bunker restriction in Orinoco River ports.

The Association would like to advise Members of possible customs fines being incurred in Nikolaev Port, Ukraine.

Further to our Bulletin 933, Signum Services would like to update Members on fraudulent activity in relation to bogus cargo.

The Association has been recently advised that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have announced that the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rule on Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food is now final.

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