Maritime Sustainability

ABS issue “Guide for Sustainability”:

“The Guide focuses on sustainability aspects of vessel design, outfitting and layout that can be controlled, measured, and assessed. These include: pollution and waste; coastal and marine ecosystems; energy efficiency and performance monitoring; low-carbon fuels; human-centered design; and asset recycling.”

There’s no mention of making sure that the cargo inside the containers is exactly what it says in the bill of lading (is this the right term?). With many instances of dangerous cargo and trash sent overseas as “recyclable plastic”, how realistic is it to control this? Isn’t mislabeled cargo a risk for the ship and workers that handle the stuff, as well as a serious environmental hazard?

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