Tag: regulatory update

Filter By:


Singapore: Updates on Fourth and Fifth schedules of Strategic Goods Regulations

The Singapore Customs has updated the Fourth and Fifth Schedules of the Strategic Goods (Control) Regulations. The changes affect the list of items needing mandatory transhipment and transit permits. The changes will apply from 1 May 2019. Exemptions will apply to the transhipment of any goods listed in Parts 1 and 2 of the Schedule to the SG Order, other than those specified in the Fourth Schedule, under certain circumstances.

Read more

Malta: Annual return of shipping firms benefitting from tonnage tax scheme

Transport Malta published a circular drawing the attention of all concerned to the reporting obligations contained in the Merchant Shipping (Taxation and Other Matters Relating to Shipping Organisations) Regulations. Shipping organizations falling within the scope of regulation 4(4) of these Regulations and approved as such, must submit an annual declaration to the Commissioner for Revenue.

Read more

China abolishes shipyards white list

China announced that it will eliminate its shipbuilding white list. Currently, China's shipyard white list contains 70 approved shipyards, while the decision will be effective immediately. The white list was introduced  in 2014. The list had received critisism from several private shipyards in China, claiming that it had eliminated them from favourable policies and had made it difficult to receive financing.

Read more

IG Clubs updates FAQs on MLC

The International Group has recently published some further revised FAQs on the Maritime Labour Convention (2006). These FAQs reflect the experiences that Clubs have experienced in dealing with MLC matters. The entry into force of the 2014 amendments to MLC on 18 January 2017 raised a number of questions. These FAQs aim to provide help operators comply with the amendments.

Read more

ABS launches 2019 best practices for operations of BWMS report

ABS hosted its 2nd Ballast Water Management Workshop in Houston, where over 20 representatives from 13 shipping companies participated, sharing their experiences of the BWMS newbuilding and retrofit process, after completing a comprehensive questionnaire. The report aims to capture key discussion topics, lessons learned, and insight shared by the workshop attendees on the installation and operation of BWM systems.

Read more

Requirements for companies offering GMDSS Shore-Based Maintenance service

Maritime Administrations are responsible of making sure that companies offering a GMDSS Shore-Based Maintenance (SBM) service are acceptable according to the IMO Resolution A.702 (17). If a ship owner has chosen the radio equipment to be maintained through a Shore-Based Maintenance Agreement, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has agreed with a series of requirements that must be met by a company that seeks registration as a SBM provider. 

Read more
Page 142 of 176 1 141 142 143 176