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Suggestions for Making America’s Marine Highway Program More Effective

May 02, 2022

The America’s Marine Highways Program is one of several grant programs administered by the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) to promote more effective use of the nation’s navigable waterways. This particular program was established by Congress…

K&L Gates Adds Maritime Lawyer in Houston

Apr 25, 2022

Global law firm K&L Gates LLP has added Felisa Sanchez as of counsel in the maritime and finance practices. She joins the firm’s Houston office from Foley & Lardner LLP.Sanchez focuses her practice on a wide variety of corporate, finance, and…

Ports Seek Clarity on Next Stage of Brexit Border Processes

Apr 22, 2022

The British Ports Association said it is calling for clarity following recent speculation that the introduction of physical Brexit border checks on EU food and animal product imports will be delayed again.Sanitary and phytosanitary inspections…

Beirut Port Blast Suspect to Face Extradition Hearing in Madrid

Apr 21, 2022

A Portuguese man is set to face an extradition hearing in Madrid over allegations he was involved in the devastating 2020 port explosion in Beirut, authorities said on Thursday.The man, named in court as Jorge Manuel Mirra Neto Moreira, flew…

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…

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