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Home » News » Regulation, Legislation & Legal News - Q3 2016


Regulation, Legislation & Legal News - Q3 2016

Kirby fined $4.9m for Houston bunker spill
29 Sep 2016 10:03 GMT
Company has also committed to improving its operations via a number of remedial measures.

UK capital the best location to resolve disputes, says Maritime London
27 Sep 2016 08:51 GMT
New booklet lists reasons why international lawyers and their clients should conduct their legal business in London.

IBIA welcomes Danish authorities' clampdown on bunker fraud
26 Sep 2016 10:43 GMT
Association 'deeply concerned'; stresses that it is striving to promote best practice guidelines across the industry.

USTC firms not involved in any fraud case, says CEO
23 Sep 2016 15:25 GMT
Comments follow yesterday's court ruling where a bunker company was ordered to pay a fine of $1.5 million.

Jotun backs EU decision to approve the use of copper in marine antifoulings
20 Sep 2016 10:14 GMT
Marine coatings specialist says copper's effectiveness is 'second to none'.

KPI Bridge Oil MD questions whether bunker sector will be ready for 0.5% cap
12 Sep 2016 11:12 GMT
Mark Emmet asks how the regulation would be implemented and enforced, and whether enough fuel will be available.

Emissions regulation seminar held at SMM
08 Sep 2016 08:40 GMT
Seminar designed to help owners and operators comply with EU MRV regulation.

IBIA finalises SOP for surveyors in Singapore to harmonise approach to MFMs
07 Sep 2016 10:02 GMT
Move comes ahead of the mandated use of MFMs for all Singapore MFO deliveries in January 2017.

Shenzhen outlines 0.5% sulphur cap requirements
05 Sep 2016 09:18 GMT
New Shenzhen circular covers issues such as fuel documents, inspections, LNG, shore power and exemptions.

IBIA 'Be prepared' SMM forum to examine 0.5% sulphur cap
05 Sep 2016 06:41 GMT
Forum to cover the main issues related to IMO's global limit on sulphur content for marine fuels.

Shenzhen to implement 0.5% at-berth sulphur limit in October
25 Aug 2016 08:08 GMT
0.5% regulation will be obligatory for ships calling at key Chinese ECA ports in January 2017.

D'Amico officers admit oil pollution cover up
24 Aug 2016 12:26 GMT
Engineering officers are to be sentenced in November.

Searights winding up hearing on Aug 26th
19 Aug 2016 15:16 GMT
Winding up petition was filed by Monjasa. United Overseas Bank is listed as creditor.

ECO notation for first Carnival ship
17 Aug 2016 09:24 GMT
Powered by low-sulphur fuel, the Carnival Vista is the first Carnival ship to be awarded Lloyd's Register's ECO notation.

Bourbon Offshore blacklists Monjasa - source
15 Aug 2016 16:12 GMT
Decision is said to be related to a recent court conviction in Nigeria.

'Extreme difficulty' for refiners to meet 2020 sulphur cap demand, says study
08 Aug 2016 12:42 GMT
Report's findings contrast sharply with those of an IMO-commissioned study.

New ECA guidelines for Chinese MSA officers
02 Aug 2016 09:25 GMT
Guidlines are designed to help Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) officers check the compliance of vessels in Chinese ECAs.

AC Oil has bunker licences cancelled in Singapore
01 Aug 2016 09:27 GMT
Company is said to have breached the terms and conditions of its bunker supplier and bunker craft operator licences.

Shipping must disclose or risk being exposed, says Moore Stephens
28 Jul 2016 07:02 GMT
Companies that don't adopt a transparent approach to corporate governance risk exposure to business and reputational damage, warns adviser.

EU urged to strengthen its sustainability rules for biofuels
26 Jul 2016 08:14 GMT
Recently published EU report found 'a number of gaps in the European Commission's existing biofuels sustainability certification framework'.

Scrubbers better for health than HFO ban, says report
25 Jul 2016 14:24 GMT
Study finds 'similarly high toxic effects' of emissions on macrophages in the lungs from heavy fuel oil (HFO) and diesel fuel exhaust.

What Brexit means for UK shipping
25 Jul 2016 09:38 GMT
Drewry provides a preliminary assessment of the impact of the UK's decision to leave the EU.

Searights tanker arrested in Singapore over alleged non-payment
18 Jul 2016 09:05 GMT
Vessel has been in the custody of local authorities since Friday, according to court documents.

IBIA examines implications of Brexit
08 Jul 2016 14:45 GMT
Association looks at how ship operators and ports could be affected by the UK's decision to leave the EU.

'No technical showstoppers' for adoption of EU LNG bunkering framework
07 Jul 2016 11:31 GMT
In four months, EU members will be required to submit their national policy frameworks, says DNV GL.

Hong Kong ECA planned for Jan 2019
05 Jul 2016 10:04 GMT
Current Hong Kong law only requires ships to switch to low-sulphur fuels while berthed.

Suppliers urged to include 'arrest paradise' in standard terms
04 Jul 2016 14:53 GMT
Regulation 1215/2012 makes it possible to apply to a court in the Netherlands for the arrest of a ship elsewhere in the EU.

Vessel sued by bunker firm over alleged non-payment
04 Jul 2016 12:36 GMT
Van-Oil Petroleum seeks a warrant of arrest so that the vessel may be seized and sold to cover the payment.





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