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The Export Council of Australia is keen to engage with our members on trade policy related issues. Below are current submissions requiring exporter feedback:

New Draft Marine Order 42 (Carriage, stowage and securing of cargoes and containers) 2016 is open for consultation until 30 April 2016.

Background: The current Marine Order 42 deals with carriage, stowage and securing of cargoes and includes requirements for loading of freight containers and blending of bulk liquid cargoes. The Order gives effect to Regulations 2 (Cargo information), 5 (Stowage and securing), and 5-2 (Blending of liquid bulk cargoes) of Chapter VI of the International Convention on Safety of Life of at Sea 1974 (SOLAS).

In November 2014, the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted amendments to SOLAS chapter VI contained in IMO Resolution MSC.380 (94), which come into force internationally on 1 July 2016. The amendments provide new regulations for the verification of the gross mass of a packed container.

Marine Order 42 is amended to:

• give effect to the new SOLAS regulations for verification of gross mass of containers

• move existing requirements on weighing gross mass of containers from Marine Order 44 to this Order

• move existing requirements of SOLAS Chapter VI Regulation 5-1 for material safety data sheets (MSDS) from Marine Order 21 to this Order

• include SOLAS Chapter VI Regulation 4 on the use of pesticides on ships and for fumigation of cargo transport units

• rename the Order to make it more appropriate to the subject and contents.

The ECA is keen to hear from you so that we can assist AMSA in developing best regulation. Provide your feedback using the form below.

Please email your comments using the form below.

We want to hear from you! Please submit comments on trade policy related matters and how they are affecting your export business using the form below:

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Alternatively, please contact us on 02 8243 7400 or e-mail your thoughts through to or contact Stacey Mills-Smith:


Stacey Mills-Smith
Trade Policy & Research Manager
Export Council of Australia
Ph: 02 8243 7460
Fax: 02 9251 6492




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