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ClassNK Offers Insights on New EU Fuel Rules

Aug 18, 2023

ClassNK recently released FAQs on the FuelEU Maritime (1st Edition), an overview and necessary preparation for FuelEU Maritime, regulations newly introduced by the European Union (EU) to promote the decarbonization of fuels used on board ships…

Ship Fires in the Crosshairs of Ship Inspection Campaign

Jul 31, 2023

The Member Authorities of the Tokyo and the Paris Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control will launch a joint ConcentratedInspection Campaign (CIC) on Fire Safety to create awareness among the ship’s crew and owners about the importance of fire safety measures…

Australia Mulls Sentiment on Live Sheep Export Ban

Jul 27, 2023

Australia’s independent panel consulting on the phase out of live sheep exports by sea has gathered submissions and now expects to provide its recommendations on how and when to phase out live sheep exports by sea by September 30, 2023.The panel engaged with over 2…

New Unified Container Inspection & Repair Criteria Published

Jul 17, 2023

The Unified Container Inspection & Repair Criteria (UCIRC) has now been revised to include inspection criteria for container depots and other container handover facilities to address pest contamination on and in containers.  The first edition of the UCIRC…

Majority of Western Australians Want Live Sheep Export Banned

Jun 19, 2023

Independent polling commissioned by the RSPCA in May 2023 found 71% of Western Australians support the Federal Government’s policy to phase out live sheep export by sea.This includes 72% of people in metropolitan areas, and 69% in rural and regional Western Australia…

EU Proposes Customs Reform

May 17, 2023

The EU Commission has put forward proposals for the most ambitious and comprehensive reform of the EU Customs Union since its establishment in 1968. The changes are expected to be implemented gradually from 2028. The measures proposed will massively simplify customs processes for business…

Australia Budgets for Live Sheep Export Ban

May 11, 2023

Australia’s 23-24 Federal Budget has allocated A$5.6 million over two years to see through plans for the phase-out of live sheep export from Australia.RSPCA Australia CEO Richard Mussell said the RSPCA, as Australia’s leading animal welfare authority…

Maritime NZ Extends Oversight to Ports

May 11, 2023

The New Zealand government has confirmed that Maritime NZ will have oversight over the health and safety of most port operations.Maritime NZ Chief Executive Kirstie Hewlett says the decision to extend Maritime NZ’s Health and Safety at Work…

Date Set for Australia UK Free Trade Agreement

May 09, 2023

During his recent visit to the UK, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese announced May 31 as the date of entry into force of the Australia-United Kingdom Free Trade Agreement (A-UKFTA).With its entry into force, there will be no tariffs on over 99% of Australian goods exported to the UK…

Australia Sentences Mexican Drug Importer to 22 Years in Jail

May 09, 2023

A Mexican national has been jailed for 22 years for his role in an attempt to import more than 600kgs of methamphetamine into Australia, concealed in rotting, raw cow hides.In 2019, Australian authorities seized the 668kgs of crystal methamphetamine hidden inside raw animal skins…

Berlin Reviewing Decision to Allow Chinese Investment in Hamburg Port Terminal

Apr 12, 2023

Berlin is reviewing its decision to allow China's Cosco to take a stake in one of logistics firm HHLA's three terminals at the Hamburg port, a spokesperson for the German economy ministry said on Wednesday.Responding to a question about the…

New EU-UK Trade Deal Has Promise for Northern Ireland and US as Well

Apr 04, 2023

A new trade agreement between the European Union and the United Kingdom, which left the EU in 2020, could have finally found a way to safeguard peace in Northern Ireland after Brexit reignited old tensions.The deal between the EU and the U.K…

World Shipping Council Speaks Out on Threat to Vessel Sharing

Mar 28, 2023

The World Shipping Council (WSC) has spoken out against new US legislation which aims to eliminate current vessel sharing arrangements as set out in the Shipping Act.The act establishes rules that provide legal certainty to ocean carriers to share space on ships while ensuring competitive markets…

European Ports Welcome FuelEU Maritime Agreement

Mar 23, 2023

The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) has welcomed the preliminary agreement between EU co-legislators on the FuelEU Maritime regulation.The European Parliament and Council have agreed on the details of the regulation which will ensure…

Headwinds for the Poseidon Principles

Mar 21, 2023

The Poseidon Principles provide a platform for financing shipping’s sustainable future, but the technical guidance underpinning the initiative remains under scrutiny.In July 2023, the International Maritime Organization’s Maritime Environment…

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Manson to Perform Maintenance Dredging in Coos Bay

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Donjon Marine Awarded $19 Million Dredging Contract

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