Legal & Regulations

  • Oil Firms That Cheered Regulatory Cuts Are...

    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.

  • Oil Firms That Cheered Regulatory Cuts Are...

    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 See Business Slowing Down After...

    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.

  • EU MRV Regulation Entering Next Phase

    The European Union MRV Regulation requires shipowners and operators to monitor, report and verify CO2 emissions from their vessels calling at EU ports. Two important milestones in its implementation are coming soon.

  • New Low-Sulfur Requirements for Marine Bunker...

    The International Maritime Organization (IMO) recently confirmed that global refiners and shippers must comply with new regulations to reduce the sulfur content in marine bunker fuels by January 2020—five years earlier than many expected. 

  • Now, a software to capture data of seafarers...

    Seafarers going abroad to work on ships beware! Those who have secured placement through a recruitment agent not registered with or licensed by India’s maritime regulator will not be allowed to leave the country.

  • Manuport Logistics Uses Descartes for SOLAS...

    Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that Manuport Logistics in Belgium is using the Descartes Verified Gross Mass(TM) (Descartes VGM(TM)) solution to help its customers comply with the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) regulations for container weight requirements.

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Shipping 2030 Asia: The Innovation Imperative

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?

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PwC sees regulations, security, others as threat to oil industry devt

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.

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