Legal & Regulations

  • Advocates demand inquiry into Australian shipping...

    The world's most powerful maritime advocates will this week push for a major Federal inquiry into what it is calling "the high cost of cheap shipping", days after a coronial inquest began examining three deaths aboard the foreign-owned MV Sage Sagittarius or "death ship".

  • A New Hotline—Over Illegal Fishing?

    Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti says an information hotline could  provide better, faster information to countries in the region about its plans to sink foreign-flagged boats found operating illegally in the country’s vast waters.

  • Ghana to ban non sea worthy vessels

    Ghana will soon ban non sea worthy vessels that operate on the country’s territorial waters following the adoption of ‘FlagState Implementation’ which allows for a mandatory audit of all vessels operating in the region.

  • Shipping Australia welcomes plan to change...

    Shipping Australia Pioneer Rod Nairn doesn’t always agree with officials, but when deputy prime minister Warren Truss outlined the government plan to simplify coastal shipping regulation, he was all for it. “These changes are urgently needed,” the Shipping Australia CEO said after hosting the luncheon that was attended by shipping companies, unions and maritime stakeholders. 

  • Class focus on structure and fuel

    Recent developments on container ship safety and emission control by classification societies will have a significant impact on ship design and operation, writes John Barnes.


Dana Gas Agrees Settlement With RWE Unit on Iraq Dispute

Dana Gas PJSC reached an “amicable and mutually beneficial settlement agreement” with RWE AG’s trading unit to resolve a dispute over a venture in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region, the United Arab Emirates-based energy producer said.


Washington shaping new rules to guide oil transport

State regulators are working on new rules that will guide the transportation of crude oil across Washington state.
The Department of Ecology is developing a rule that will require facilities to give the state advance weekly notice about crude oil shipments they receive. Pipelines would be required to provide biannual notice.