U.S. Senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott introduced the Set Sail Safely Act (S. 4592), which would establish a Maritime Task Force, in coordination with a Private Sector Advisory Committee, to address the health, safety, security, and logistical changes needed to develop a roadmap for cruise lines to resume operations.
The House Appropriations Committee approved the FY2021 funding package for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, proposing $7.6 billion for USACE, about $1.7 billion more than the administration requested.
United States Customs & Border Protection reported that the Customs Trade Partnerships Against Terrorism (CTPAT) Portal’s new security profile for Sea Carries which came on line June 1, 2020, does not fully reflect the associated minimum security criteria (MSC).
Operators should keep in mind that commercial vessels calling at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will have to ensure compliance with the rules of the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD).
The US Federal Maritime Commission recently issued a new guidance concerning how it will assess the reasonableness of detention and demurrage regulations and practices of ocean carriers and marine terminal operators under 46 U.S.C. 41102(c).
The US Customs and Border Protection announced that it will withdraw several previous letter ruling concerning the enforcement of the Jones Act, which may lead to “loopholes” with major implications for the US offshore industry, with the latter commenting that this decision allows foreign-flagged, non-Jones Act wind turbine installation vessels to operate in the expanding U.S. offshore wind industry.
The State of California will delay the introduction of strict ballast water quality standards to 2030. These standards are considered to be significantly more strict in comparison to the USCG Final Rule and IMO International Ballast Water Management Convention.
In 1838, the 25th Congress signed the Congressional Act of 1838 (5 Stat. L., 304) which constituted the Coast Guard’s Marine Inspection Program and came into effect in October 1st of that year. This was the first regulation authorized by the national government in order to provide with better security for the lives of passengers on the ships in whole or in part by steam.
The US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) adopted a set of recommendations, issued by Commissioner Rebecca Dye, addressing future delays and detention arguments brought before the FMC within the container maritime industry.
As the Shipowners’ Club informs, President Trump issued Executive Order 13871 (the Order) of 8 May 2019 ‘Imposing Sanctions with Respect to the Iron, Steel, Aluminum, and Copper Sectors of Iran’. The Order included a 90-day wind-down period, enabling those persons engaged in transactions to take necessary steps to avoid exposure to sanctions.
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- Maritime Health
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New Zealand: Update on COVID-19 restrictions25/09/2020
Brazil updates berthing and mooring rules25/09/2020
Owner of New Diamond to pay $1.8 million for Sri Lanka’s help25/09/2020
World's largest LNG container ship named ''CMA CGM Jacques Saade''25/09/2020
IMarEST issues guide on scrubber challenges25/09/2020
450 coronavirus positive seafarers, quarantined onboard for weeks25/09/2020
First lock gate for the new IJmuiden sea lock at Port of Amsterdam installed25/09/2020