Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


MOSS industry advisory group to be set up

Media Release

4 March 2013

MOSS industry advisory group to be set up

Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) is setting up an industry advisory group to advise and assist MNZ successfully implement the Maritime Operator Safety System (MOSS).

“The advisory group will provide valuable checks and balances from an industry perspective, which will help develop our operational policies and procedures. We had already signalled that we want to work more closely together so MOSS works both for industry, and for us as a regulator”, said MNZ General Manager Compliance Harry Hawthorn.

After a review of MOSS and feedback from the sector, MNZ is taking a phased implementation approach. While the MOSS rules are on track to be considered by the Minister of Transport for approval by 1 July 2013, MOSS is now scheduled for introduction on 1 July 2014, he said.

The MOSS system will enable Maritime New Zealand to work more closely with domestic commercial maritime operators to achieve safety goals. The new system will be flexible and more responsive to industry change, and will require operators to develop safe operating plans that are relevant for their operation and related to their risks. The new system will also enable Maritime NZ to work more closely with surveyors to lift overall standards and consistency.

MNZ is seeking a cross-section of industry representation, including small and large operators (passenger and/or non-passenger), surveyors and people with broad maritime skills (for instance from membership of relevant industry or government groups).

Members will be selected for their skills, experience and knowledge, not as representatives of organisations or particular sectors of the industry.

Applications for the group should be made by 5pm, Monday 18 March. Further information about MOSS, and the industry advisory group can be found by visiting maritimenz.govt.nz/MIAG

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Housing: Affordability Drops 14%, Driven By Auckland Prices

Housing affordability across New Zealand fell 14 percent in the year ending November 2014, with Auckland’s lack of affordability set to reach levels it hit during the height of the global financial crisis, according to the latest Massey University Home Affordability Report More>>

ALSO:

The Dry: Fonterra Drops Forecast Milk Volumes By 3.3 Percent

Fonterra Cooperative Group, the worlds largest dairy exporter, reduced its milk volume forecast for the 2014-2015 season by 3.3 per cent due to the impact of dry weather on production in recent weeks. More>>

ALSO:

Strike: Lyttelton Port Workers Vote To Escalate Dispute

Members of the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) at Lyttelton Port today voted to escalate their industrial action. Around 200 RMTU members have been operating an overtime ban since 17 December and today they endorsed a series of full withdrawals of labour at the port. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: NZ Dollar Falls To 3-Year Low As Investors Favour Greenback

The New Zealand dollar fell to its lowest in more than three years as investors sold euro and bought US dollars, weakening other currencies against the greenback. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: NZ Govt Operating Deficit Smaller Than Expected

The New Zealand’s government’s operating deficit was smaller than expected in the first five months of the financial year as a clampdown on expenditure managed to offset a shortfall in the tax-take from last month’s forecast. More>>

ALSO:

0.8 Percent Annually:
NZ Inflation Falls Below RBNZ's Target

New Zealand's annual pace of inflation slowed to below the Reserve Bank's target band in the final three months of the year, giving governor Graeme Wheeler more room to keep the benchmark interest rate lower for longer.More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news