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New Edition MARPOL Map OUT NOW

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The 18th Edition of the MARPOL 73/78 Map is now available to purchase and depicts new legislation coming into force next month in January 2021. 

This concise map is regularly updated with the latest MARPOL information and amendments. The most recent changes, effective from January 2021, concerns Annex II, the discharge of Noxious Liquid Substances (NLS). A new regulation applies to NW Europe, including the North Sea, Norwegian Sea, Baltic Sea, Irish waters and Western European waters.

Keep abreast of the latest MARPOL regulations by purchasing this latest edition.

New 26th edition Guide to Port Entry out now

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Shipping Guides are please to announce the release of the 26th edition Guide to Port Entry.

Our flagship publication, renowned by those within the industry as being the definitive port information resource, sees continued updates to the port information contained, as well as the inclusion of 126 new ports and terminals.

This publication facilitates your crew in planning port calls and provides a wealth of information within 83 different categories per port, including pre-arrival information, documentation required by the port, max. size, port and shore facilities etc.A full list of our port data categories is available here.

Over 27,800 port service providers are listed, together with their contact details, for quick access to the facilities you need. In addition Reports of Actual Conditions Experienced by other seafarers visiting that port are also included. Plus, when using our port information guide in conjunction with navigational information, you will have a clear understanding of the location of the facilities available by using our port plans, of which over 5,000 are available.

Our Covid-19 Response

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Shipping Guides are pleased to report that we are still trading and continue to supply port information for the maritime industry. Our priority is to protect everyone in the firm as far as we can and to continue providing services to our clients to the best of our ability. 

In order to achieve this, we are all working from home and have focused resources on those business processes that directly support client needs and ensure that the port information we provide is continually updated.  

Whilst we cannot eliminate all risk of temporary service interruption, we are continually assessing and updating our plans to mitigate all reasonable risk.

Findaport.com continues to be updated as soon as new data is validated by our editors. 
FindaportCD updates continue to be available for download.
New paper editions will be published on schedule. 

Some useful links:

Wilhelmsen Global Port Restrictions Map

New Product: Emissions Regulations Map

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Shipping Guides are pleased to add a new Emissions Regulations map to our range of map services.  

This world map provides guidance on regional and national fuel sulphur content regulations which are observed in addition to MARPOL 73/78 regulations.

Special areas in California, People’s Republic of China and the EU are colour coded, to depict where these additional restrictions apply. A summary box beneath the map provides additional information for the user.

For a more complete overview of the global discharge and emissions regulations, we recommend customers to purchase the following Maps: MARPOL 73/78, Emissions Regulations and Sensitive Sea Areas


Out Now: Guide to Port Entry 2017/2018

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The 2017/2018 Edition of Guide to Port Entry is now available to purchase

The most accurate and comprehensive port information resource, Guide to Port Entry, assists you and your crew in planning port calls to over 11,400 global commercial ports and terminals.

Make seamless port calls a reality and be safe in the knowledge that your crew have a complete port overview with over 83 port information sections at their disposal, including, pre-arrival information, details of the documentation required by the port, maximum size of vessel permissible and cargo facilities, as well as Reports of Actual Conditions Experienced by other seafarers visiting that port.

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