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Maritime Antitrust Immunity in Crosshairs

Apr 07, 2022

While those in the Beltway continue to struggle to offer solutions to U.S. supply chain capacity issues, it seems apparent that policymakers have at least found their scapegoat for these issues in the form of the maritime industry. A specific talking point during the State of Union Address…

UK Starts Criminal and Civil Probes Into P&O Ferries Job Cuts

Apr 01, 2022

Britain’s insolvency service has started formal criminal and civil investigations into P&O Ferries to look into the company’s decision to fire hundreds of workers without notice last month, business minister Kwasi Kwarteng said on Friday.The…

US Senate Approves Bill to Ease Export Shipping Backlogs

Mar 31, 2022

The U.S. Senate on Thursday unanimously passed a bill to improve oversight of ocean shipping, a step supporters say will help ease export backlogs.The Ocean Shipping Reform Act, led by Senators John Thune and Amy Klobuchar, would strengthen…

UK PM Johnson Says It Looks Like P&O Broke the Law

Mar 23, 2022

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday he believed that P&O Ferries had broken the law by sacking 800 staff with immediate effect via video message and that the government would take legal action.P&O, which is owned by Dubai ports firm DP World…

Ince Appoints New Joint Managing Partners for Dubai Office

Mar 16, 2022

International legal and professional services firm Ince has appointed partners Mohamed El Hawawy and Alastair Holland as new joint managing partners of its Dubai office to lead Ince’s business in the Middle East.Mohamed El Hawawy is a UAE shipping lawyers…

Maritime AI Firm Launches Russia Sanctions Compliance Tool

Mar 14, 2022

A predictive intelligence company applying AI global maritime trade has launched a solution to minimize risk exposure in maritime trade as it relates to ongoing sanctions against Russia.In response to the recent Russian invasion into Ukraine…

Marine Insurers Widen High-risk Area as Ukraine Conflict Escalates

Mar 08, 2022

London’s marine insurance market has widened the area of waters around the Black Sea and Sea of Azov that it deems high risk as Russia's invasion of Ukraine intensifies and perils to merchant shipping grow.The insurance industry's Joint War…

Infrastructure Funding Opportunities for Small Ports

Mar 03, 2022

In the William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021, Congress amended the Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP) administered by the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) to reserve to smaller…

UK Orders Its Ports to Block All Russian-linked Ships

Feb 28, 2022

Britain on Monday ordered its ports to block any vessels that are Russian-flagged or believed to be registered, owned or controlled by any person connected with Russia as it ratcheted up the pressure on Moscow.Transport Secretary Grant Shapps…

Stevedoring Company Fined for Dropping Excavator Overboard

Feb 09, 2022

A stevedoring company based in Tauranga, New Zealand has been ordered to pay a $90,000 fine and $20,000 in costs for safety failings that led to an excavator being dropped overboard from a logging ship in 2018.C3 Limited had previously pleaded…

FMC Takes Action on Container Charges

Jan 26, 2022

On January 6, the Federal Maritime Commission announced an “Order of Investigation and Hearing” against Wan Hai Lines, Ltd, a vessel-operated common carrier (VOCC). The order charges that Wan Hai failed to “establish, observe, and enforce just…

Planes, Trains and Ships: Criminal Antitrust Enforcement Speeding Up for Transportation Sector

Jan 24, 2022

The Biden administration recently issued a sweeping Executive Order [1] aimed at protecting and enhancing competition, and the transportation sector—including air, ocean, and rail—is among the industries specifically identified and likely to…

Dredging Companies Keeping a Close Eye on New Infrastructure Dollars

Jan 19, 2022

For dredging company executives, the recently passed $550 billion federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) sits like the proverbial Horn-o’-Plenty, ready to disgorge billions of federal dollars for maritime, port, harbor, coastal…

Paper to Electrons: CBP Makes a Big Move

Jan 18, 2022

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB) announced December 28 that it was moving to an all-electronic filing method for Form I-418 “Passenger List – Crew List.” I-418 is required from the “master or agent of every commercial vessel arriving in the United States” (emphasis added)…

Macheras Named WFW Global Maritime Sector Co-Head

Jan 17, 2022

Law firm Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) announce it has named partner George Macheras as its new global maritime sector co-head, replacing Lindsey Keeble as she takes up the role of WFW managing partner as of February 1. Paleokrassas, who takes on the role of WFW senior partner on the same date…

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GAC to Acquire Quadrant Pacific’s Ship Agency Business

GAC to Acquire Quadrant Pacific’s Ship Agency Business

US East Coast Port Union Strike Threat to Test Shippers' Nerves

US East Coast Port Union Strike Threat to Test Shippers' Nerves

Brazil's Container Port Operator Seeks to Avert 'Congestion' Surcharge

Brazil's Container Port Operator Seeks to Avert 'Congestion' Surcharge

Xeneta: US Importers Caught in a Vicious Circle

Xeneta: US Importers Caught in a Vicious Circle

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