The Dutch Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate (ILT) and Netherlands Coast Guard are deploying drones to check lashings on board container ships. In 2022, 44 container ships were checked in this new way. Violations were found on eleven ships. To inspect...
The Netherlands was the first country with an extensive vaccination programme specifically designed for seafarers. The KVNR feels that this has been of immense value to the Dutch shipping industry and therefore awards its annual prize, the Maritime KVNR Shipping Award...
Is it possible to measure whether an individual ship is emitting too many pollutants into the atmosphere? The Netherlands Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate (ILT) is conducting research to answer this question. In it, a satellite is used to assess emissions...
The Dutch Ministry of Defence is struggling with the Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate (ILT) over naval vessels being moored in the naval port of Den Helder without an environmental permit. The watchdog has imposed an order for incremental penalty payments...
The Royal Association of Netherlands Shipowners (KNVR) is critical of the report published by the Dutch Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate (ILT) on Thursday 14 May. It revealed that shipping companies make lots of mistakes in the lashing of containers. In...
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