Starting from 1st March 2021, the amendments to the Freight Containers (Safety) Ordinance has entered into force in Hong Kong, implementing the requirements of the International Convention for Safe Containers (CSC) adopted by the IMO.
A new report, published by the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and commissionned by Danish Maritime Authority, provides an overview and discussion of potential Market Based Measures under IMO’s Initial GHG Strategy.
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region gazetted the United Nations Sanctions (Somalia) Regulation 2019 (Amendment) Regulation 2021 (L.N. 19 of 2021) on 11 February 2021, Hong Kong MARDEP informed.
The Transport Committee of the European Parliament adopted Thursday the Delli Report on more efficient and cleaner maritime transport, which calls on the Commission, among others, to address the carbon intensity of fuels under the FuelEU Maritime initiative.
On 1st February 2021, the Singapore parliament passed the Electronic Transactions (Amendment) Bill, enabling, among others, the creation and use of an electronic bill of lading that is legally equivalent to a paper bill of lading.
China’s recently enacted coast guard law could escalate maritime disputes, as its language could be used by Beijing to intimidate its neighbours in South China Sea, the US State Department warned.
The 7th session of the IMO’s Sub-Committee on Human Element, Training and Watchkeeping (HTW) took place virtually from 15 to 19 February, addressing challenges related to the issuance and maintenance of seafarer certificates during and after COVID-19 pandemic, and of the facilitation of seafarers’ electronic certificates and documents. DNV GL has provided a key outcome of the meeting.
Proinde UK P&I Club reports that under Brazilian immigration regulations, a seafarer’s identity document is accepted as a stand-alone travel document with the same standing as a passport, laissez-passer and other forms of personal identification.
UK Maritime Coastguard Agency issued a marine circular to provide assistance on mooring and unmooring operations, and when it is permissible for vessels to self-moor.
- Green Shipping
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