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JAXPORT to receive funds for harbor deepening

The US Army Corps of Engineers has granted $46 million for the Jacksonville Harbor deep draft navigation project. This will be additional to the $50 million in federal funding awarded to JAXPORT for the project over the past two fiscal years.

Quad countries will focus on maritime security

On the 13th East Asia Summit at Singapore in mid-November, the Quad countries, namely India, US, Japan and Australia, are expected to revitalise the conversation concerning the maritime security and disaster relief initiatives as well as economic development projects in the critical Indo-Pacific region.

US grants Iran oil waivers to 8 countries

The United States has granted temporary exemptions to China, India, Italy, Greece, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and Turkey allowing them to continue buying Iranian oil. More than 20 importing nations have zeroed out their imports of crude oil from Iran.

Three countries are in the front of renewable energy development

After renewable energy production experienced its uptake in 2016, 165 gigawatts of new capacity are now supplied from clean sources. In this new reality there are three countries which will responsible for two-thirds of global renewable energy expansion to 2022: China, USA, and India.

The operation of Privately Contracted Armed Maritime Security

In its latest issue paper, Oceans Beyond Piracy, touch upon the issue of  privately contracted armed maritime security, saying that the use of armed guards as a security solution at sea is characterized by private security companies providing armed protection for assets. 

AAPA declares second annual ‘Ports Day’

The American Association of Port Authorities announced that its entire membership in North, South and Central America and the Caribbean will celebrate Western Hemisphere Ports Day on Tuesday, April 4. On this annual celebration, the association will recognize the industry’s role in supporting job creation and propelling the economies of the nations they serve across the Americas.

New US order restricts ship crews

President Trump signed, on March 7, a new Executive Order entitled “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States”, which bans the entry to US for crewmembers from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, unless they hold valid visas prior to March 16th. Also, they will not be able to obtain visas, until 90 days after March 16th.

American Club: Shipowner’s guide to regulatory compliance for US

The American P&I Club released a guide of key regulations that shipowners should be aware of when trading to and from the United States and United States Territories. The guidance concerns safety, maritime security, marine environmental protection and liability.

What travel ban to USA means for crew

The UK P&I Club explains what the recent ban to USA means for crew following President Trump’s Executive Order of January 27, 2017 on immigration. This decision indefinitely barred Syrian refugees from entering the United States, suspended all refugee admissions for 120 days and blocked citizens of seven countries.

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