Legal & Regulations

  • Maritime rules & trends : the future of ship...

    The maritime industry requires wise and forward-looking thinking to analyze the current and future challenges of ship design and operation in a holistic way, covering the broad spectrum of ship design, construction, equipment, operation, taking into account both statutory certification and ship’s classification.

  • Is court litigation becoming faster than...

    The question as to whether or when disputes will ever come to an end is a difficult one as there are no real hard and fast answers to this question. However, the current fast paced market demands an expedited solution with less cumbersome protocols

  • Study shows new ships already meeting 2020 design...

    A new CE Delft study has revealed that many recently constructed ships already meet the International Maritime Organisation’s design efficiency standard for 2020, indicating that there is significant room for tightening these standards when the IMO meets next week.

  • UAE Maritime Law and International Treaties:...

    Due to well established practice as well as the absence of international treaties and agreements, Maritime Carriers previously used to stipulate within the carriage by sea contracts clauses purporting to exempt the Carriers from the entire liability for compensating for damage that occurs to the goods during the carriage by sea process.


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.