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Law & Regulation

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Eight of Dali’s crew to fly home after lawyers strike deal

After nearly three months on board, eight members of the Dali’s crew will be allowed home, providing they show up for depositions at a later date

Containers Casualty

Regulation: IMO carbon price negotiations to set the scene

MEPC82 is set to be a pivotal meeting that will determine the direction of travel for key emissions-reduction measures to take shipping closer to net zero in 2050

Mid-Year outlook Regulation

Methane slip will not go away without regulation, report argues

The Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping estimates methane emissions from shipping to reach 1.4m tonnes in its baseline scenario, calling for regulations on newbuildings to head off an important source of greenhouse gases from shipping

Sustainability Risk and Compliance

Malta STS transfers of Russian oil quadruple after Greece shuts down Laconia Bay

Greece’s navy has twice extended no-sail notices that run until July 15 for Laconia Bay, which have prevented oil traders from using its international waters for ship-to-ship transfers away from port state control scrutiny

Sanctions Political Risk and Trade

Informal MEPC talks make little progress

Member states need to finalise mid-term measures including a greenhouse gas pricing mechanism and a fuel standard in the next two MEPC meetings

Risk and Compliance Sustainability

Tanker owners need clarity on Nigeria’s taxes

Some members are avoiding the region until they receive clear guidance on a practicable tax regime from Nigerian authorities, writes Intertanko legal counsel Selena Challacombe

Risk and Compliance Law

Industry complexities fuelling accelerating shipmanagement growth, says V.Group

Scale is only interesting if you can get something out of it, argues V.Group chief executive Rene Kofod-Olsen, but with new ownership comes boosted financial firepower and an accelerated growth strategy

Sustainability Ship Management

1857 Copenhagen Treaty will make it hard to ban shadow fleet from Danish Straits

Unclos pollution rules may give government limited wiggle room, argues local law firm Gorrissen Federspiel

Tankers and Gas Political Risk and Trade

Ingosstrakh mulls legal action after UK sanctions

‘The reasons pertaining to the OFSI sanctions upon Ingosstrakh remain unclear to us since Ingosstrakh operates in strict compliance with all applicable legislation and follows all due compliance procedures,’ insists insurance giant

Sanctions Risk and Compliance

Türkiye hikes straits transit fee by 15%

Türkiye raises transit fee for the third consecutive year to increase foreign exchange revenue at its treasury

Dry Bulk Regulation

Cameroon ranked worst-performing flag state by Paris MOU

Tanzania and Cameroon were named ‘very high risk’ by the port state control agreement, with Cameroon the worst-performing flag for the third year running

Risk and Compliance Ports and Logistics

Ripples from Brussels’ EV tariffs will be reaching shipping

If Chinese EVs are suppressed today, ships built there could be next, and even the green fuels it produces further down the road

Containers Roro

Charleston terminal sues MSC over speeding boxship

Carver Marine said the vessel’s wake caused a cargoship moored at its terminal to slam into a pier, causing ‘substantial’ damage

Containers United States

Tanker owners shell out after Nigeria retrospective tax demands

No clarity on what happens now or whether bulkers and boxships are next in line

Tankers and Gas Law

Samsung Heavy fights Zvezda’s contract termination for 17 Russian icebreaking newbuilds

With Zvezda demanding repayment of $800m in advance payments and interest arrears, SHI says it will file an application with the Singapore Arbitration Court

Sanctions Tankers and Gas
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