The following links were developed by Technical Services committee to provide quidance in technical research.




A   Master's Guide to Container Securing

Best   practices to insure safety at sea, prevent accidents, casualties and   pollution.

Alaska   Marine Safety Education Association

Education   and training provided by a network of qualified marine safety instructors.

Cargo   Handbook

Information   on transportation of cargo complied by BMTSurveys

Cargo   Ships Operations and Safety Matters

The   fundamental aspects of shipboard operations that can provide a safe working   environment for all onboard and terminal ashore.

Container Handbook

Cargo Loss Prevention Information from German marine insurers

Crane Network

Reference   for a variety of crane available today

Equasis Ship Database

Safety-related   information on the world's merchant fleet from both public and private   sources.

Existing Approved Warehouses

Information   on 700 LME-approved warehouses and storage facilities in about 40 locations   across the USA, Europe and Asia.

FreightWatch - Logistic Security

Monitoring   solutions to organizations to actively monitor their cargo anywhere in the   global supply chain, to mitigate the risks associated with theft, spoilage,   counterfeiting, diversion, pilferage and more.

Guidelines for Marine Transportations

Recommended   practices for the transportation of cargo on towed barges, specialized cargo   on ships, submersible and heavy lift vessels; towing of ships and   self-floating structures.

Incoterms 2010 Rules

A chart designed to provide a basic understandin of Incoterms 2010 rules and   definitions.

Institute of International Container Lessors

A list of inspection and repair guides, and updates, for intermodal containers; Basic information on "Introduction to Containerization" slide   presentation

International Safe Transit Association

Package   Testing (shock, vibration, drop, compression, etc.) Procedures along with a   technical library.

ISO’s Public Protection Classification (PPC™) Program

Reliable,  up-to-date information about community’s fire-protection services.


Loss Prevention Briefings for people and cargo

Information  on crew safety, safety measures for various cargo, ship security and   sanctions

Loss Prevention Bulletins

Loss   Prevention bulletins provided by UK P&I Club

Maersk Line

Information on handling and transporting of perishable goods as well as a very useful   "Ask the Experts" option

Marine Chemist Service

Provides important technical information ranging from safety to environmental topics

Maritime Safety Information

Global maritime geospatial intelligence in support of national security objectives   including safety of navigation, international obligations, intelligence activities and joint military operations.

Military Specifications: Crates, Wood, Lumber and Plywood; Sheathed, Nailed and Bolted

Military Specifications: Crates, Wood, Lumber and Plywood; Sheathed, Nailed and Bolted

National Cargo Bureau

Render assistance to the United States Coast Guard in discharging its   responsibilities under the 1948 International Convention for Safety of Life   at Sea

National Hurricane Center

Track and predict weather systems within the tropics between the Prime Meridian and   the 140th meridian west poleward to the 30th parallel north in the northeast   Pacific ocean and the 31st parallel north in the northern Atlantic ocean.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings and climate monitoring to fisheries   management, coastal restoration and supporting marine commerce.

National Transportation Safety Board

The   NTSB is an independent Federal agency charged by Congress with investigating   every civil aviation accident in the U.S. and significant accidents in other   modes of transportation-railroad, highway, marine and pipeline.

Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circulars (NVIC)

Detailed   guidance about the enforcement or compliance with a certain Federal marine   safety regulations and Coast Guard marine safety programs.

Navigation Information Connection

Vessel   information

OSHA Assistance for Maritime Industry

Occupation   Safety @ Health Administration of the US Department of Labor assists the industry to identify, reduce, and eliminate maritime-related hazards.

Packaging Information

Helpful   information related to packaging of cargo

Prevention of Fishing Vessel Injuries

WorkSafeBC is the exclusive workers' compensation insurer in British Columbia, Canada.   Their website provides commercial fishing vessel safety rules.

Pro-Pack Testing Laboratory

Performs   testing of various packaging materials and offers various testing types

Research on vessel

Essential   with vetting vessels, the detentions and bannings. The Ship Risk Profile   Calculator is particularly helpful when reviewing vessels that are proposed   for carriage by underwriters.

Safety and Fitness Electronic Records (SAFER) System

Offers   company safety data to industry and the public over the internet. Access is   provided free of charge to the Company Snapshot, a concise electronic record   of a company’s identification, size, commodity information, and safety   record, including the safety rating (if any), a roadside out-of-service   inspection summary, and crash information. The company snapshot is available   via an ad-hoc query (one carrier at a time). You can obtain Safety Management   System safety rating scores (Unsafe Driving, Hours of Service Compliance,   Driver Fitness, Controlled Substances & Alcohol and Vehicle Maintenance)   from every trucking company operating under DOT authority whether US,   Canadian or Mexican. All you need is their DOT or MC number.;  

Ship Brokers and Marine Consultants - Marcon International Inc.

Vessel   and barges for sale or charter worldwide

SNAME (The Society of Naval Architect and Marine Engineers)

SNAME   encourages the exchange and recording of information, sponsors applied   research, offers career guidance, supports education, and enhances the   professional status and integrity of its membership.

The American Waterways Operation

The   American Waterways Operators is the national advocate for the U.S. tugboat,   towboat and barge industry, which serves the nation as the safest, most   environmentally friendly, and most economical mode of freight transportation.

The Corrugated Box

Information   on the fabrication, forming and construction features of cartons

The FM Global Property Loss Prevention Data Sheets

Property   loss prevention information for registered users.

The US Coast Guard Proceedings Magazine

The   U.S. Coast Guard publishes Proceedings Magazine quarterly to report the   following themes: National Maritime Center; International Ice Patrol;   Environmental Crimes; Search and Rescue; and Homeland Security.

Transport Canada

Provide   Canadians with a safe and efficient marine transportation system worthy of   public confidence.

U.S. Chemical Safety Board

Safety   Recommendations

U.S. Navy Towing Manual

Comprehensive   document on towing operations.

UC Davis Postharvest Technology

Product   Fact Sheets on fruit, vegetables and ornamentals. These sheets provide   information on Maturity & Quality Indices, Optimal temperature &   relative humidity, Rates of respiration, Disorders.

UL Alarm Companies

UL certifies, validates, tests, inspects, audits, and advises and educates. The   company provides the knowledge and expertise to help navigate growing   complexities across the supply chain from compliance and regulatory issues to   trade challenges and market access.

US Department of Homeland Security/United States Coast Guard

Marine   casualty reports, safety alerts and reports, marine casualty/pollution   investigations

US Department of Transportation/Maritime Administration

Promotes   the use of waterborne transportation and its seamless integration with other   segments of the transportation system, and the viability of the U.S. merchant   marine. The Maritime Administration also maintains a fleet of cargo ships in   reserve to provide surge sealift during war and national emergencies.

US Geological Survey

Earthquake information by state/territory

US Government Printing Office

Free online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal   Government. Can be used to search for codes of federal regulations.