January 2022 Global Inspections activity map. View map on mobile
Covid 19 restrictions continue to disrupt RightShip Inspections operations worldwide. Inspections are best performed at discharge ports or anchorages prior to loading, but other operational status can be considered.
Despite being a short month of 28 days, February 2022 saw over 150 RightShip inspections conducted with the majority in the Far East.
Inspections in Chinese ports remain very heavily restricted, and most of the inspections in China shown on the activity map were undertaken during docking. With Inspections in China restricted, demand has been re-distributed globally to other destinations, with South Korea, Japan, Australia, and the Americas showing increased activity this month.
Owners of Capesize vessels intending to call at Australian Pilbara ports for loading and requiring inspection, are strongly advised to make the necessary arrangements in the Far East before proceeding. Continuing strict West Australian Covid restrictions on Inspector attendance and a suspension of helicopter transfer arrangements due to both weather and pilot availability have seen many vessels wanting inspections incur significant delays.
The training of inspectors in the digital RightShip Inspection Ship Questionnaire (RISQ) format continues and Inspections will be progressively moved over from the existing paper based format in the coming months as accreditation numbers increase. An ongoing review of locations where regular demand for Inspections exceeds capability is in place so that additional resources can be sourced and engaged - for the first time ever RightShip will have resident Inspector capability in New Zealand.
Due to Sanctions and ongoing hostilities we are currently unable to offer Inspections in Russia or Ukraine.
It is essential to plan well ahead and discuss a vessel’s forward itinerary with the RightShip Inspections team so that we can explore options – all too often we see Owners/Managers looking for Inspections in impossible locations when the vessel has just sailed from a convenient port where it could have been easily accomplished . You can contact the RightShip team at or find out more here.