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Law & Regulation

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Deripaska charterer decision sets force majeure precedent, lawyers contend

Supreme Court comes down in favour of principle over pragmatism

Dry Bulk Law

Cypriot port’s future in doubt after government spat

Local media reports said Kition Holdings failed to pay financial guarantees on time, but the company has disputed this

Ports and Logistics Law

Shipping should not have to fix climate finance, but it has no choice

The world’s first global carbon tax will have to find a way through thorny politics far outside of shipping’s remit

Lloyd List - The View Sustainability

The Lloyd’s List Podcast: What does the SHIP act mean for shipping?

Lloyd’s List senior maritime reporter Tomer Raanan walks you through the latest raft of US sanctions authorities with the help of two experts

Lloyd's List The Shipping Podcast Risk and Compliance

Shipping GHG emissions a marine pollutant under UNCLOS, tribunal advises

The opinion delivered by the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea clarifies states’ obligations to reduce and prevent greenhouse gas emissions

Sustainability Law

Secret ship inspection deals and certification scams raise safety concerns

Port state control officials have raised concerns about growing amounts of fake seafarer certification scams and several attempts by flag state authorities to bypass ship safety inspections

Risk and Compliance Regulation

UK economic crime law will be ‘game changer’ on fraud liability, Maritime London told

Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act 2023 will apply extraterritorially where UK nexus exists

Risk and Compliance Law

Iran claims sanctioned satellite services are jeopardising shipping safety

Iran’s latest complaints regarding access to Global Maritime Distress and Safety System are not expected to gain much traction inside the IMO, but the wider issue of safety and environmental fallout from sanctions is starting to concern member states

Sanctions Risk and Compliance

Tanker owner fined by US for deliberate oil dumping

Vessel owner pleaded guilty in New Orleans federal court, and will result in a $2m fine if plea agreement gains court approval

Tankers and Gas VLCC

LA’s Seroka not worried over fresh tariffs on Chinese goods

Port of Los Angeles chief executive Gene Seroka believes the new tariffs announced by the White House are limited and will not adversely affect trade in the San Pedro Bay. Meanwhile, US consumers continue to propel strong import demand nationwide, with both port of Los Angeles and Long Beach posting strong April figures

Containers Ports and Logistics

Former Cosco leasing head Liu Chong expelled from CPC in corruption probe

Several senior Chinese shipping figures have been caught up in a nationwide anti-corruption drive in recent years

Risk and Compliance People

Tata Steel shipping head says cargo owners must drive green transition

Dry bulk cargo owner Tata Steel says fuel suppliers must work with cargo owners more than shipowners for decarbonisation to work

Sustainability Dry Bulk

Nuclear lobby asks IMO for fair hearing on safety

Companies backing nuclear shipping defended the technology’s safety record and asked the International Maritime Organization for a level playing field with other future fuels

Sustainability IMO

Dutch owner entitled to reject euro payments from Deripaska subsidiary

Decision will reignite arguments, admits barrister for appellants

Law International

IMO to condemn Red Sea crisis, again

The Red Sea crisis is the main worry at this week’s Maritime Safety Committee, but the forum’s powers to change it are few. States raised worries the MSC is overstretched, with work piling up on autonomous ships, green fuel safety and other matters

Red Sea Risk IMO

Shipping companies hesitant to prepare for unclear FuelEU

The Royal Belgian Shipowners’ Association wants legal ambiguities in the FuelEU Maritime regulation resolved, warning of uncertainty and contractual risks for shipowners, operators and charterers

Risk and Compliance Sustainability
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