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.
US House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster released a legislative discussion draft presenting his plan for US infrastructure, including water transportation programs. The draft includes provision for billions of federal investment and trillions for projects of national significance.
New York’s Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the ‘Save Our Waters’ bill. This bill aims to prohibit the leasing of lands, including underwater lands, for offshore drilling and exploration, and drilling infrastructure in New York State waters. In January 2018, the US government proposed to make more than 90% of the total offshore acreage in the US available to oil and gas drilling.
During his presentation at the last GREEN4SEA Conference, Mr. Antony Vourdachas, ABS, referred to the latest regulatory updates, including those related to air emissions as well. Presenting a regulation timetable from the top (2021), he attempted to clarify the regulatory landscape facing ship operators and owner.
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