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Date and time: the new draft of ISO 8601 explained by Klaus-Dieter Naujok

Standardization is a truly international activity, and I've been lucky to have worked with more nationalities than I can remember. But, that said, my first business meeting with a German remains etched in my memory. It was in fact nothing more than a working breakfast, a chance to meet face-to-face after a good number of productive and friendly phones calls. "So, we'll meet at the café at half-nine? Look forward to meeting you then!"

New ISO standard for the safe bunkering of LNG-fuelled ships

Some ships in northern Europe have been using liquefied natural gas (LNG) as their fuel source for over a decade, with an extremely good safety record. As the use of LNG fuelled vessels spreads to other parts of the world and many more parties became involved, the need to standardize LNG bunkering operations at the international level became apparent. A new ISO standard will ensure LNG-fuelled vessels can bunker in a safe and sustainable way.

Enhancing traceability with a new ISO project committee

How do you know that your bottle of Champagne is the real McCoy? That your boots were really made in Italy or that your milk is, indeed, pasteurized? Traceability - known as chain of custody (CoC) - is important for ensuring the authenticity - and therefore quality and safety - of virtually every product imaginable. A new ISO committee has just been formed to make it easier.

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Cover of ISOfocus January/February 2017 - Our flightpath to the future

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Our flightpath to the future

Flying is more popular than it has ever been. Once seen as a luxury that only a privileged few could afford, air travel has become a genuine form of mass transport over the past few decades.

Aptly entitled “Our flightpath to the future”, this edition covers the most pervasive and ubiquitous trends and opinions. To bring some perspective to this term, we spoke to several leaders in the aviation arena for their thoughts on the industry – on its survival and the new and emerging trends that are fuelling its growth.

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You will find international topics covering everything from IT and transport to personal stories and everything in between. Our goal is to bring you the highest-quality information and most up-to-date and internationally relevant material on standards in each issue.

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