Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects Ian Borg is currently in the UK to attend important events organised during the London Shipping Week.
At Wilhelmsen there is clearly an innovation engine going on, having seen Thomas fly drones around during Nor-Shipping. There is a perception that regulations stop innovation and we innovate to comply with regulations, rather than focusing on how we can actually improve something. What are your thoughts?
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has identified over- regulation, insecurity and vandalism as the main problems of Nigeria’s oil and gas industry. In its latest report, “Nigeria’s Refining Revolution”, the company called on the government to tackle these and others issues in order to place the industry in the path of sustainable development.
Genoil Inc, the publicly traded clean technology engineering company for the petroleum industry, today announced it has signed a tri-partite science, research and technical cooperation agreement with two leading Russian institutions.
The Trump administration is easing environmental regulations and opening up territory for drilling as part of the president’s bid to unleash the “vast energy wealth” of the U.S. Yet Donald Trump’s push to rewrite the North American Free Trade Agreement could have the opposite effect.
Ship-repair yards are facing yet another slowdown in their business. Besides the regular decline in business during the second half of each year, the recent vote by IMO to provide a 2-year leeway to the implementation of the Ballast Water Management Convention, which would otherwise cause a flurry of lay ups for retrofitting, has only added contributed to more slowdown.
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.
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.
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
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.
Helping the US island territory to get back on its feet quickly is an imperative. The Trump administration will waive federal restrictions on foreign ships' transportation of cargo to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.