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US wants a phase-in implementation of 2020 sulphur cap

The US government is trying to delay the implementation date of the upcoming sulphur cap regulation, which mandates that ships should run on environmentally cleaner fuels. President Trump is worried that this regulation will increase the costs of fuels for consumers and businesses.

ODME bypass criminal prosecutions: cause for concern or more of the same?

At SAFETY4SEA Conference, Mr. George A. Gaitas, Managing Partner, Gaitas, Kennedy & Chalos, P.C discussed about what traders in the US may encounter with respect to the ODME bypass criminal prosecutions. Mr. Gaitas predicted it is likely to be a significant change in the enforcement of MARPOL Annex I in US.

USCG proposes surcharges on Great Lakes pilotage rates

Under the Great Lakes Pilotage Act of 1960, USCG has proposed new base pilotage rates and surcharges for the 2019 shipping season. This rule would adjust the pilotage rates to account for anticipated traffic, an increase in the number of pilots, anticipated inflation, and surcharges for applicant pilots.

Port of Rotterdam welcomes EU regulation for data harmonization

On Monday 5 November, the European Parliament’s Committee on Transport will discuss the European Maritime Single Window environment (EMSWe) Regulation, to reduce the amount of time that ships spend on reporting procedures. The Port of Rotterdam welcomes this development, as it thinks that data harmonization is of great importance.

IMO trains Myanmar officials in creating maritime transport policy

Myanmar officials are being trained on how to develop a National Maritime Transport Policy, in Yangon, Myanmar, from 17 to 19 of October. IMO promotes this concept as a good governance practice to guide planning, decision making and legislation in the maritime sector.

Swedish Club: New declaration forms in Argentina

Citing information from Argentinian P&I correspondents, Pandi Liquidadores S.R.L., the Swedish Club informed of new forms issued by the local custom authorities aimed at providing more certainty as to what items need to be declared upon arrival.

RMI: Update on required documents for Ship Radio Stations

Under SOLAS Chapter IV, some vessels are required to have ‘Ship Radio Stations’, which are to be licensed and the vessels must carry certain related documents and publications. The Republic of Marshall Islands updated the requirements of documentation regarding Ship Radio Stations for its vessels. 

EU approves Denmark’s tonnage tax scheme extension

The European Commission has approved the extension of the current Danish tonnage tax scheme to additional types of vessels. This aims to encourage ship registration in Europe and contribute to the global competitiveness of the sector without distorting competition.

How can the Cape Town Agreement improve fishing sector

The ILO estimated in 1999 that 24,000 people die every year in the fishing sector, an amount 10 times more than merchant ships. However, fishing vessels are excluded from almost all international maritime regulations. The 2012 Cape Town Agreement wants to stop that and outlines fishing vessel standards.

Australia to relax again welfare standards for livestock carriers

Only months after the introduction of animal welfare standards onboard, the Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources confirmed that, as of 1 November, stocking density reductions for sheep would be relaxed by 37.5% from the restrictions put in place in July this year. 

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ferry and container ship collision
Oil washed at French Riviera after ferry and container ship collision
east port said
Egypt reduces fees for ships arriving at East Port Said
sulphur cap
US wants a phase-in implementation of 2020 sulphur cap
Arctic Ballast Emissions Fuels Green Shipping Pollution Ship Recycling Technology
ghg emissions
GHG emissions in US reduced by 2.7%
emissions
IEA: Energy efficiency policies can reduce GHG emissions by 40%
fuels
EIA: US manufacturers’ ability to switch fuels decline
Connectivity Cyber Security E-navigation Energy Efficiency Maritime Software Smart
stm validation
Tallinn becomes new shore centre for STM Validation Project
port of riga
Port of Riga signs agreement for better use of digital solutions
data assurance
IACS: Data assurance of computer-based systems onboard
CIC Detentions Fines PSC Focus Vetting
ships detained in UK
Foreign-flagged ships detained in UK during September
smuggling
Smuggling and ship detentions
houthi holding ships
Houthi militia holding 10 vessels in Port of Hodeidah
CSR Shipping Sustainability Women in shipping
female captain
BW LNG announces first woman Captain onboard LNG carrier
sustainable shipping companies
Italy proposes tax ease for sustainable shipping companies
women in ports
IAPH Women’s Forum: Pushing the agenda for women in ports
Finance Fishery Infographic Maritime Knowledge Offshore Ports Reports Shipbuilding Short Sea Yachting
port of savannah
Port of Savannah’s container trade up by 12%
port of vancouver
Port of Vancouver announces end of cruise season
offshore wind
US focuses on offshore wind with three key projects
sulphur cap
ODME bypass criminal prosecutions: cause for concern or more of the same?
safety in shipping
Steps to creating safety
us navy develops ship coating
Jotun: Key considerations when choosing antifouling coatings
smuggling
Smuggling and ship detentions