Legal & Regulations

  • What do the Oscars and the Maritime Industry have...

    I am writing this on the morning after the Oscars.  In my mind the Oscars are to do with the celebration of excellence in the film industry; the ultimate recognition of film makers, directors and actors.  This morning as I look through my twitter feed it is clear that the Oscars have become much more than that, there is a political message. One example - best actress in a supporting role goes to Viola Davis, she is celebrated not only for being a great actress but for obtaining an award “despite” being black.

  • Shipping's GHG Emissions Back in the Public...

    Shipping's implied mandate to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions was back in the public eye this week, with Lee Adamson, Head of Media and Communications at the International Maritime Organization (IMO), discussing the matter in a new interview with CNN.

  • Container shippers ordered to testify in U.S....

    The U.S. Justice Department has ordered top executives from several container shipping lines to testify in an antitrust investigation into an industry that is the backbone of global trade, the companies said on Wednesday.

  • Sri Lanka govt snubs shipping industry on policy...

    Efforts by Sri Lanka’s shipping professionals to initiate discussions with the government on a policy for its ports and shipping sector have been unsuccessful despite the new regime’s professed commitment to transparency and dialogue.

  • Somali pirates told hostages on UAE-managed...

    The woman whose sailor husband was taken hostage by Somali pirates said he and the rest of his crew were forced to call home to speak to their families "for the last time".

    The hostages, who were on board a UAE-managed tanker, were given less than a minute to say "final goodbyes" to relatives in Sri Lanka last week during an exchange of fire with Puntland counter piracy forces off Somalia’s north-eastern coast.


Verifavia Shipping First Global Eu Mrv Verifier To Earn Dual Accreditation

Verifavia, the world’s leading emissions verification company for the transport sector (aviation and shipping), today announced that it has received a second accreditation by France’s national accreditation body Cofrac as a global EU monitoring, reporting, and verification (MRV) verifier. This makes Verifavia the first globally accredited verifier to receive dual accreditation under ISO 14065 standard and regulation 757/2015.


Authority for Transport in Malta issues Notice concerning EU Regulation 2015/757 on the Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of Carbon Dioxide Emission from Maritime Transport

EU Regulation 2015/757 on the Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of Carbon Dioxide Emission from Maritime Transport (the “Regulation”) has entered into force on 1st July 2015. The Authority for Transport in Malta (“Transport Malta”) has recently issued Notice 133 concerning such regulation.


Shell to fuel world’s first LNG-powered Aframax oil tankers

A unit of Royal Dutch Shell will fuel the world’s first LNG-powered Aframax crude oil tankers under a deal signed with Russian shipping company SCF Group (Sovcomflot).
Shippers are looking to liquefied natural gas (LNG) to help them meet stricter emissions regulations in 2020.


Egyptian court says maritime pact with Saudi is valid

An Egyptian court on Sunday said its previous ruling effectively validating a controversial maritime border pact with Saudi Arabia remained in place, further muddying an almost yearlong dispute that had strained relations between the two countries.