Legal & Regulations

  • MeteoGroup Underlines FleetGuard's...

    MeteoGroup says its interactive tool for live fleet monitoring, planning, and vessel optimisation, known as FleetGuard, can help shipping companies fully comply with new regulations implemented by the International Maritime Industry (IMO), as well as European Union's (EU's) Monitoring, Reporting, Verification (MRV) regulation.

  • Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre breakfast...

    After the successful launch of the Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC) in November 2016, the organisation is hosting various themed maritime sessions with a number of law firms to fulfil its mandate to raise awareness in the maritime sector.

  • China says SC jurisdiction to cover all seas...

    China’s Supreme Court has extended its maritime jurisdiction to cover all seas under the country’s ‘sovereign control’, as Beijing firmed up its hold over the disputed South China Sea.
    China will resolutely safeguard maritime rights and interests, a work report of the Supreme People’s Court (SPC) submitted to the country’s legislature the National People’s Congress (NPC) on Sunday said.

  • Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre signs MoU...

     In a move to further strengthen ties between arbitration centres in the region, the Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre (GCCCAC) during a ceremony on Tuesday 7 March.

  • Bureau Veritas Gains EU Maritime MRV Accreditation

    Bureau Veritas has gained accreditation from United Kingdom Accreditation Services (UKAS), in their pilot scheme, to carry out assessments and verifications for compliance with the European Union’s Maritime Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (EU MRV) regulation.

  • Coastal EZs need international competition policy

    Outstanding investment incentives should be offered to the old EZ model, with an incentive regime for strategic investors. The fields to invest in should be extended, enabling investment in such services as casino and premium entertainment.

  • Draft maritime law revisions say China may bar...

    China is to revise its 1984 Maritime Traffic Safety Law, which would allow the relevant authorities to bar some foreign ships from passing through Chinese territorial waters.

    The Legislative Affairs Office of the State Council announced Tuesday it is soliciting public opinions on the revisions.


What do the Oscars and the Maritime Industry have in common?

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.