Legal & Regulations

  • Maritime Leaders Discuss Brexit Opportunities

    The UK's Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Jane Ellison MP, has chaired a roundtable with maritime industry leaders, hearing of new opportunities for the sector in light of the decision to leave the EU.

  • Challenges in securing maritime claims in the...

    Securing a maritime claim through a ship arrest is a common and essential form of security prior to or during litigation or arbitration proceedings. Commercial ships, by their nature, are only in port for a limited amount of time to load and/or discharge cargo. Therefore, ship arrests are required to be achieved by creditors as a matter of extreme urgency. However, recent procedural challenges in Dubai Courts have impacted this crucial method of security.

  • Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre hosts Abu...

    The Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC) hosted the first of its series of 2017 events in the UAE Capital, Abu Dhabi to further promote its services to local maritime stakeholders. Taking place on Wednesday January 18 at Jumeirah Etihad Towers, the event featured a panel of key speakers from EMAC, including: Vice Chairman and Secretary General, Majid Bin Bashir; Captain Mohamed Juma al Shamisi, member of EMAC Board of Trustees and CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports; Richard Briggs, member of EMAC Board of Trustees and partner at Hadef & Partners; and Edward Newitt, member of EMAC Board of Trustees and partner at Stephenson Harwood LLP.

  • International Maritime Guidelines Agreed

    An international agreement that has been instrumental in repressing piracy and armed robbery against ships in the western Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden has seen its scope significantly broadened to cover other illicit maritime activities, including human trafficking and illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.


MeteoGroup Underlines FleetGuard's Applicability for IMO and EU MRV Regs

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.


China says SC jurisdiction to cover all seas under its control

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.


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.