This list of key websites on shipping can’t answer all the questions on shipping, and it isn’t a ranking of the “best” sites on the topic, it is just intended to offer a great range of useful information about any topic that influences anyone in the logistics business, especially those involved in shipping and freight.
Shipping news has been published for as long as there have been boats on the ocean, but the internet has transformed it completely, from a daily or weekly paper publication to a constant, highly detailed system for sharing information about shipping companies, cargo regulations, even weather conditions that may affect shippers and their customers.
EMSA's Safe Sea Net system offers Member States information to track the 20 000 or so commercial ships that are in and around European waters at any given time.
The LRIT system offers the possibility to track European ships worldwide.
They must comply with EU GMP to obtain a manufacturing or import authorisation.
They can ensure that they meet all their legal obligations by following the EU GMP guidelines.
Manufacturers and importers located in the European Economic Area (EEA) must hold an authorisation issued by the national competent authority of the Member State where they carry out these activities.EMSA has also been given tasks in the field of pollution response, vessel traffic monitoring and in the long-range identification and tracking of ships.Employing over 200 staff at its offices in Lisbon, the Agency is a centre of excellence for maritime safety in Europe.However, with limited staff and resources, we simply cannot respond to all who write to us.Submit questions or comments online By postal mail: Central Intelligence Agency Office of Public Affairs Washington, D. 20505 By phone:(703) 482-0623Open during normal business hours.