Round-table meeting dedicated to maritime transportation of dangerous cargo kicked off in Saint-Petersburg (photo)
Round-table meeting “Maritime transportation of dangerous cargo of Class 1 – explosives” organized by Media Group PortNews in partnership with Marine Cargo Bureau, one of Russia’s leaders in safe overseas shipping services, kicked off in Saint-Petersburg. According to IAA PortNews correspondent, the event gathered more than 90 participants.
In his welcoming speech, Aleksandr Sitov, Director General of OOO Marine Cargo Bureau, emphasized the significance of strict compliance with the current legislation to ensure safe shipping of dangerous cargo.
According to Aleksandr Morozov, representative of Big Port St. Petersburg authority, dangerous cargo of Class – Class 9 account for up to 35% of cargo handled by Big Port St. Petersburg.
The meeting moderator – Tatiana Vilde, Project Manager, Media Group PortNews.
Marine Cargo Bureau (MCB) is one of the leading Russian companies specialized in safe overseas shipping services. MCB was established in St.Petersburg in 1992 and has representatives in all sea ports of Russia, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia with a staff of over 200 employees.
MCB fully conforms to all standards for the recognized organizations acting on behalf of the Administration and stipulated in RO Code (IMO Code for recognized organizations).
MCB is recognized by Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RMRS) to work with solid bulk cargo (including cargo which may liquefy) for sampling, testing and issuing the certificates on the transport cargo characteristics at loading, declarations and references of sampling for assessment of the cargo parameters.
The company’s test laboratories for testing dangerous cargo and its packaging allow checking all containers, qualitative parameters of cargo, including coal and fuel pallets. MCB holds leading positions in the market for safe DRI (direct recovery iron) shipping and performs testing of the cargo selfheating and combustion parameters.
MCB is an expert company (RusAccreditation) engaged in auditing the legal entities and entrepreneurs to control their conformance with safety regulations for overseas cargo carriage. It provides independent survey services, including bunker survey and draft survey. Besides, it is among the developers of the national draft survey regulations.