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08 Oct 2013 |

Global ACEP Database Receives IMO Approval

Hamburg, Germany - The Global ACEP Database pilot, operated by the BIC on behalf of the International Maritime Organization, has received the approval of the IMO Sub-committee overseeing all container safety issues.

The initiative received unanimous approval from member states after all five countries participating in the pilot (the U.S., Russia, France, Germany and Italy) expressed strong support for the initiative at the IMO DSC18 in London in September. The project had also benefited from significant industry support, both from individual container operators as well as from the Container Owners Association (COA) and other industry groups.

While the decision at Sub-committee level still requires formal sign-off by the Maritime Safety Committee, this approval has cleared the way for BIC to proceed with a global rollout. Starting January 1st, 2014, the database will be available for all countries to enter their ACEP data, thereby satisfying their CSC* requirement to publish all valid ACEP’s. The database can be viewed at www@bic-acep.org

* International Convention for Safe Containers

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