The country may not be prepared to meet the weight certification requirement for containers which will come into effect on July 1.
An article on Elsalvador.com reports that "... the Corporation of Exporters of El Salvador (Coexport) expressed concern in the sector over the approval of amendments to SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea), which includes new regulations requiring exporters to submit their containers to a weight verification process, and certification of the ship when full, or the total weight of all packages of the cargo container. "
The audit carried out by the International Maritime Organization evaluates the procedures and steps carried out for the registration and inspection of ships as well as regulations that are applied to the various ports in the country.
Panama is currently the leader in flagging ships worldwide and had, on October, 31, 2008, 8,159 ships sailing international waters under the Panama flag. It is followed by Liberia, with 2,312 ships, then by Bahamas with 486 ships.
The International Merchant Marine Registry of Belize (IMMARBE) is under the Ministry of Finance, with its Head Office located in Belize City. The Registration of Merchant Ships Act, 1989 as amended in 1996 governs the merchant fleet.
Operates in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama
Phone: (+501) 223 50 26
Maersk Line is the core liner shipping activity of the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group, and the leading container shipping company in the world.
Operates in Costa Rica, Panama, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua
Phone: (507) 210-6512
KC Public Accounting is a full service public accounting firm. We are a member firm of RSM International which expands our reach and capacity to help you with your specific business needs.
Operates in El Salvador
Phone: (503) 25349944