Legal & Regulations

  • Arab World APMT Unions Create Joint Strategy

    Twenty delegates from unions representing workers at APM Terminals in Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Oman met in Aqaba, Jordan this week to agree on a joint approach to achieving a set of minimum standards for workers at the region’s terminals, according to the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF).


  • CMES and Sinotrans & CSC deny merger talk

    China Merchants Energy Shipping (CMES) and Sinotrans & CSC’s listed subsidiary Sinotrans Air Transportation Development both made announcements today denying reports of a merger between China Merchants Group and Sinotrans & CSC.

  • Jiangsu Rongsheng Heavy Industry's assets...

    Jiangsu Rongsheng Heavy Industry, a key subsidiary of Hong Kong-listed China Huarong Energy, has had its assets worth CNY40.5 million (USD6.3 million) seized by a court over disputes with No 1 Engineering Company under CCCC First Harbour Engineering.

  • RBS quitting leaves huge hole in London’s...

    Back in the late 1970s and the early ‘80s as CFO at Klaveness I was a very, very regular visitor to London. Back then, the UK capital could claim to be perhaps the most important ship finance in the world. How times have changed.

  • Australian plans to tinker with cabotage will...

    Plans by Australian prime minister Tony Abbott to relax cabotage laws could see the local seafaring workforce contract by more than 90% to less than 100 seafarers, according to a new report by the Australia Institute.

  • Solvang Returns to HHI for LPG Carrier Duo

    Oslo-listed gas carrier owner Solvang ASA and partners have signed a contract with Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) for the construction of two 78,700 cbm Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) carriers.


ICS Deliberate on “Legal Issues relating to Shipping & Ports”

ICS, East India Branch conducted conference on Legal matters pertaining to Maritime Sector prior to joining hands with M/s Hinode Events a Knowledge Partner to serialise this an Annual Conference on Legal Maritime Legal matters. The Branch takes pride to state that "The Ministry of Shipping" &  "The Directorate General of Shipping" have taken the view of the Branch in several legislative matters.


Maritime Strategy With Chinese Characteristics?

Those with an interest in East Asian nautical affairs should read and ponder China’s 13th Five Year Plan. Xinhua News Agency has published an English-language summary of many—but far from all—of the key points in the new document. One injunction states that “China will strengthen the top-level design of its maritime strategy.” This naturally prompts a question: what do Chinese policymakers mean by “maritime strategy?” Much has been written about China’s approach to the sea, but few, if any, have answered this fundamental question.


Hammond criticises judge for stripping diplomatic immunity from Saudi billionaire

Diplomatic role for Sheikh Walid Juffali – facing divorce proceedings in UK – was ‘entirely artificial construct’, says judge
Philip Hammond, the foreign secretary, has taken the highly unusual step of criticising a high court judge’s decision to strip diplomatic immunity from a Saudi billionaire facing divorce proceedings from his estranged wife.


China's Plan for Lawfare in the Maritime Domain

China will set up an “international maritime judicial center” to protect the country’s maritime rights and sovereignty claims, China’s top judge told the National People’s Congress on Sunday. Zhou Qiang, the chief justice of the Supreme People’s Court, made the comment while delivering the annual SPC work report. China’s Foreign Ministry clarified that the center will be established this year.