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(English) ZIKA Virus: Regulations For Vessels Calling to Egyptian Ports

Posted on: September 24th, 2016

(English) As the hype of summer Olympics taking place in Brazil is coming to an end, the world’s concern with the Zika Virus has not shown any sign of slowing down. On the contrary, nations are taking more precaution as the virus is beginning to shift north into places like Florida and other U.S. southern states. In fact, by February 2016, 26 countries and territories in the Americas reported local transmission of the virus…

(English) Restrictions Temporarily Affecting Wheat Imports

Posted on: September 24th, 2016

(English) Our aim as P&I club correspondents is to not only to be of assistance to the club and its members upon arrival to Egyptian ports but to also always keep our clients informed with any updates within or concerning the trade and maritime field.

This is to update our clients, clubs and their members on restrictions imposed by Egyptian Agriculture Ministry to imports of wheat with reference to presence ergot fungus traces…

(English) New VGM Regulations and It Implications on the Container Industry

Posted on: June 16th, 2016

(English) The international Maritime Organization (IMO) has amended the safety of life at sea convention (SOLAS) to make container weigh verification to be mandatory. This requirement will be legally effective on 1st July 2016. After that date, it would be a violation of SOLAS to load a packed container onto a vessel if the carrier and terminal do not have a verified container weight.