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Eagle LNG Project Clears FERC Hurdle

Sep 24, 2019

The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued the order granting authorization for siting and constructing of the proposed on-water Jacksonville liquefied natural gas (LNG) Export Facility, developer Eagle LNG Partners LLC announced…

West Coast Ports Urge Trump to Address Trade War

Sep 24, 2019

The six largest West Coast ports — Port of Long Beach, Port of Los Angeles, Port of Oakland, Port of Portland, Port of Seattle and Port of Tacoma — sent a letter to President Donald Trump to pursue fair and mutually beneficial trade agreements…

US Fines HHI $47Mln Over Dirty Engines

Sep 20, 2019

US authorities announced that South Korea's top shipbuilding conglomerate Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) will pay a US$47 million fine for illegally importing and selling dirty diesel engines in violation of American environmental rules.US Justice Department and and the U…

Australia Bans Two Bulkers Over Mariner Pay Spat

Sep 16, 2019

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has banned two foreign-flagged bulk carriers from Australian ports after their crews reported being underpaid.The Chinese-owned bulk carrier MV Xing Jing Hai and the Panama-flagged MV Fortune Genius were banned for 18 months and 12 months respectively…

MARAD Offers New Training Courses

Sep 12, 2019

The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) launched newly-accredited, web-based training courses on cargo preference laws and regulations.  The courses were developed in collaboration with Defense Acquisition University (DAU).  They are intended…

Do Ports Need Global Regulation?

Sep 10, 2019

Ports are essential for the global supply chain - but do they need more international regulation?High-level speakers engaged in a lively debate at a joint Hutchison Ports, International Maritime Organization (IMO) and IMO International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI) seminar (9 September)…

Piraeus Port Beefs Up Investment Plan, Awaits Greece's Approval

Sep 04, 2019

Piraeus Port Authority (PPA), operator of Greece's largest port, has increased its investment plans to attract more business at one of Europe's largest harbours, a government spokesman said on Wednesday.PPA, majority owned by China's COSCO Shipping…

New Rules on Med Exam in Danish Ships

Aug 26, 2019

The order for medical examinations of seafarers and fishermen will be changed on September 1, 2019, said the Danish Maritime Authority.Due to this change, it is no longer a requirement to hold a Danish Health Certificate when employed on Danish ships…

Green Marine Certification for Stockton Port

Aug 02, 2019

The Port of Stockton in San Joaquin Valley, in the extended San Francisco Bay Area, has achieved certification from Green Marine, the largest voluntary environmental certification program for North America’s maritime industry.Certification recognizes…

ECSA Discusses on EU Shipping Issues

Jul 30, 2019

The European Community Shipowners' Associations (ECSA) informed that its Board met in Brussels on 26 June, to discuss the issues the European shipping industry is currently working on.A broad discussion was held about how the industry will work…

Panama Canal, UN Join Forces on Climate Action

Jul 26, 2019

The Panama Canal and UN Environment signed a cooperation agreement today to join efforts on sustainable development and combatting climate change.Signed by the Administrator of the Panama Canal Jorge L. Quijano and the Regional of UN Environment in Latin America and the Caribbean Leo Heileman…

Fourth Global Regulatory Summit Held at FMC

Jul 26, 2019

Senior government officials from the European Union (EU), the People’s Republic of China (PRC), and the United States met Wednesday at the Washington, D.C. headquarters of the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to participate in the Fourth Global Regulatory Summit…

American Shipbuilding Act Re-introduced

Jul 26, 2019

Congressman John Garamendi and U.S. Senator Roger Wicker reintroduced the Energizing American Shipbuilding Act (H.R.3829), that seeks to revive domestic shipbuilding and maritime industries by requiring that increasing percentages of liquefied natural gas and crude oil exports be transported on U…

Bhutan-Bangladesh Cargo Vessel Flagged Off

Jul 11, 2019

The Minister of State for Shipping (Independent Charge), India, Mansukh Mandaviya will flag off an inland waterways vessel containing cargo from Bhutan to Bangladesh via Brahmaputra river and the Indo-Bangla Protocol Route today (July 12).'This…

MSC Reiterates No Shark Fin Policy

Jul 11, 2019

Swiss-based shipping line MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company is taking the opportunity to clarify and raise awareness of its zero-tolerance position on shark fin carriage, following a reported shark fin discovery earlier this year, involving a booking by another container carrier…

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