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  • Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre meets with...

    Continuing efforts to boost confidence within the maritime industry for arbitration and mediation, the Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC) has approached 2018 with the intention of visiting leading maritime stakeholders to introduce and explain the benefits of its services.  These meetings are scheduled around EMAC’s impressive, yet busy events schedule for the year.

  • Anti-piracy mission helps China develop its blue-...

    China’s 27th and 28th naval escort task forces have recently completed their mission handover in the Gulf of Aden. Anti-piracy operations by the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) have become a constant in the area. And this has both immediate and long-term strategic implications for Beijing’s military projection away from its traditional perimeter of action in East Asia.

  • US Proposes Easing Offshore Oil Drilling Safety...

    The U.S. Interior Department on Dec. 28 proposed eliminating some safety regulations for offshore oil and gas drilling that the Obama administration put in place after BP’s massive Gulf of Mexico (GoM) oil spill, a move it said would reduce “unnecessary burdens” on industry.

  • Seafarer shore leave gets extra protection from 1...

    Seafarers' rights to shore leave have been strengthened through amendments which enter into force globally on 1 January 2018, under the revised treaty which aims to achieve the smooth transit in ports of ships, cargo and passengers. 

  • NIMASA, ship-owners disagree over Nigeria’s...

    The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA and ship-owners have disagreed over the reasons for failure of the nation to be elected into the category C of the International Maritime Organisation, IMO’s Council.

  • New Cyprus-India agreement on merchant shipping

    A new reciprocal agreement on merchant shipping between Cyprus and India was signed in New Delhi on April 28 2017. The agreement entered into force on November 29 2017, replacing an earlier agreement dated February 11 1997. The most significant provisions of the new agreement are as follows.

  • Indonesia relaxes import regulations for 6...

    Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita said he had signed six regulation drafts to relax import procedures and requirements for six types of commodities in a bid to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) procure raw materials.

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LPG As Marine Fuel: The World LPG Association Supports the Shipping Industry to Meet Emission Regulations

Increasing concern over the impact of human activities on our environment is encouraging the maritime transport industry to move towards using alternative fuels on board ships as a prime source of energy for propulsion and electricity generation. This trend is being reinforced by national and international regulation, led by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), with its Emission Control Areas (ECAs).

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Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre meets with DP World to explore collaboration

Continuing efforts to boost confidence within the maritime industry for arbitration and mediation, the Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC) has approached 2018 with the intention of visiting leading maritime stakeholders to introduce and explain the benefits of its services.  These meetings are scheduled around EMAC’s impressive, yet busy events schedule for the year.

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Anti-piracy mission helps China develop its blue-water navy

China’s 27th and 28th naval escort task forces have recently completed their mission handover in the Gulf of Aden. Anti-piracy operations by the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) have become a constant in the area. And this has both immediate and long-term strategic implications for Beijing’s military projection away from its traditional perimeter of action in East Asia.

English

US Proposes Easing Offshore Oil Drilling Safety Regulations

The U.S. Interior Department on Dec. 28 proposed eliminating some safety regulations for offshore oil and gas drilling that the Obama administration put in place after BP’s massive Gulf of Mexico (GoM) oil spill, a move it said would reduce “unnecessary burdens” on industry.

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