Legal & Regulations

  • Growth in Blue Denmark through new regulations

    The Danish Parliament (Folketinget) has adopted a number of new initiatives in the maritime area which will, inter alia, make it easier to keep and ensure growth in Danish maritime activities and boost the pleasure craft business.

  • Spend oil proceeds wisely - Government urged

    Mr Ishmael Ejekumhene, the Executive Director of the Kumasi Institute of Technology and Environment (KITE), has called on government to stick to regulations governing the spending of oil proceeds as passed by parliament.
     

  • Making “Voyage Together” vision a reality

    Better implementation of IMO standards, improving capacity building, enhancing the performance of the Secretariat and promoting a global approach and awareness are the cornerstones of IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim’s vision for the London-based United Nations agency.

  • Cyber risks in the Maritime Industry

    Cyber incidents are increasingly frequent and widespread‭. ‬A prudent approach for any business is to ask themselves‭ ‬“when”‭ ‬rather than‭ ‬“if”‭ ‬the next incident will occur‭. ‬Cyber incidents occur globally‭, ‬with the Middle East experiencing higher levels of cyberattacks than the worldwide average‭. 

  • Is there a lack of confidence between shipping...

    The shipping industry has found itself in the middle of a global financial crisis at a time when the supply of ships exceeded‭, ‬even greatly‭, ‬the demand for ships‭. ‬This has led to a huge decline in freight rates for just about every type of ship‭, ‬creating a‭ ‬great number of non-performing loans for the banks that prior to 2008‭, ‬inebriated by the high freight rates and booming new-building market‭, ‬had hugely invested in ship finance‭. ‬

  • IMO activities showcased at Bonn climate talks

    IMO has continued its participation at the Bonn climate change talks (COP 23) in a range of side- and special events, following its report on progress to the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technical Advice (SBSTA 47).

  • Shipping needs to be cyber prepared

    Following the widespread impact and disruption caused by the WannaCry and NotPetya attacks earlier this year, a spate of incidents in recent weeks has highlighted the evolving threat to not only shipping companies, but other parts of the supply chain, says Ince & Co.

  • Ince & Co recruits shipping and international...

    Ian’s core practice focuses on dry shipping, international trade, ship-building and off-shore oil & gas disputes. He also has significant non-contentious experience, in particular in relation to ship-building and off-shore construction contracts.

  • Breakfast with EMAC session in Fujairah

    Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre hosted the...

    As part of proceedings, event attendees were presented with more information about EMAC, including an overview of the Centre’s structure, support services and the advantages of utilising arbitration and mediation services. Furthermore, the morning session also looked at the numerous benefits the Centre brings to the regions dynamic bunkering sector

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US Coast Guard tightens ballast water compliance

Ballast water exchange and compliance date extensions are being phased out as temporary options for compliance with the US ballast water regulation as shipowners are now able to select and install a US Coast Guard type approved ballast water treatment system.

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US Coast Guard tightens ballast water compliance

Ballast water exchange and compliance date extensions are being phased out as temporary options for compliance with the US ballast water regulation as shipowners are now able to select and install a US Coast Guard type approved ballast water treatment system.

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IMO 2020 – Tough new environmental regulations will soon hit the shipping industry

Tough new environmental regulations will soon hit the shipping industry. The IMO 2020 sulfur cap and Ballast Water Treatment rules look set to cause massive disruption, and the continued implementation of worldwide Emission Control Areas (ECA) present fuel buyers and suppliers with new fuel choices, prices, equipment, logistical issues and quality challenges.

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IMO Assembly Adopts New Strategic Directions

The IMO Assembly adopted seven new strategic directions at its 30th session at IMO Headquarters in London last week, designed to support the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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