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DOJ: Alleged Somali Hostage Negotiator Indicted for Piracy

Aug 22, 2011

22 Men Held Hostage for Seven Months as Alleged Negotiator Secured Ransom Paid for ReleaseThe man accused of being the negotiator for the ransom of four U.S. citizens held hostage on the high seas has been indicted for his alleged role in…

Shipping Company Sentenced to Pay Penalty for Pollution Cover-Up

Aug 18, 2011

Puerto Rican-based Shipping Company Sentenced to Pay $700,000 Penalty for Intentional Cover-Up of Oil Pollution. WASHINGTON – Epps Shipping Company, a Liberian corporation doing business out of Carolina, Puerto Rico, was sentenced in federal…

Bollinger Responds to JOC Allegations

Aug 18, 2011

STATEMENT OF BOLLINGER SHIPYARDS LOCKPORT, L.L.C.Since its founding, Bollinger Shipyards has operated on the principle that “quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten.” Three generations of the Bollinger family have…

AKD: Chapter 11 Protection is Not Enforceable in The Netherlands

Aug 16, 2011

Netherlands law firm AKD says that, while beleaguered shipowners may be looking increasingly to Chapter 11 filings in the United States to protect their financial interests, the fact is that Chapter 11 does not enjoy the force of law throughout the world…

Vector Signs Exclusive Medical Contract

Aug 15, 2011

Hutton's has signed an exclusive contract to supply medical equipment and to provide annual survey services for Vector Offshore Limited.Vector's fleet of offshore support vessels operates out of Aberdeen and each uniquely carries two Autonomous…

Brazil Shipbuilding: OSX Receives Installation License

Jun 28, 2011

OSX, an EBX Group Company focused on offshore naval industry, received the Installation License for its Shipbuilding Unit, which will be installed at the Açu Superport Industrial Complex, in São João da Barra (RJ). The document was issued on June 22nd…

Legal Beat: MARPOL Enforcement in the United States

Jun 09, 2011

Blank Rome LLP’s Gregory Linsin and Jeanne Grasso explain the challenges and lay out a cogent solution…Current Trends in MARPOL EnforcementThe United States has long been aggressively enforcing compliance with the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships…

Insurance Industry Must Take Data Governance Seriously

Jun 02, 2011

Leading accountant and insurance industry adviser Moore Stephens has questioned whether data governance is being accorded the attention it deserves by the insurance industry.Recent FSA Arrow visits have highlighted a number of frequently…

Prem Kumar Added to EPA Fugitive List

May 12, 2011

Defendant failed to surrender after indictment in illegal vessel pollution case WASHINGTON – Prem Kumar, also known as Premakumaran Krishnan, a citizen of India, has been added to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) fugitive…

Brad L. Berman Joins Holland and Knight as Partner

Apr 29, 2011

New York City – April 29, 2011 – Holland & Knight is pleased to announce that Brad L. Berman has joined the firm as Partner in the firm's New York City office.  Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Berman served as Executive Director of the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR)…

Court Reduces Horizon Lines' Fine To $15 Million

Apr 29, 2011


Ince & Co Advises on Floating Storage and Regasification Unit

Apr 25, 2011

Ince & Co advised long standing client Golar LNG Energy (Golar LNG) on the successful completion of an 11-year time charter party (TCP) for the provision of a Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) and associated mooring to PT Nusantara Regas (PTNR)…

Middle East Turmoil and U.S. Economic Sanctions and Export Controls

Apr 20, 2011

The primary focus of last year’s annual update, which appeared in the April 2010 issue, was U.S. efforts to tighten economic sanctions against Iran.  The last several months have seen these efforts come to fruition, as well as imposition of new sanctions affecting Libya…

UK P&I Club’s ‘Legal Briefing’ Focusses on BW Management

Mar 14, 2011

The UK P&I Club has chosen to focus its latest Legal Briefing publication on the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments, adopted by the IMO in 2004. Implementation of the Convention is now…

Sevmash Shipyard Appeals Court Ruling

Dec 30, 2010

On 10 December 2010, the state commercial court in Arkhangelsk decided in favour of Odfjell and approved our application concerning the recognition and enforcement of the arbitral award filed against Sevmash shipyard. Odfjell has been informed…

Logistics News

New Operator Sought for International Ag Shipping Terminal on Lake Michigan

New Operator Sought for International Ag Shipping Terminal on Lake Michigan

Rosario Ports Operating Normally Despite Strike

Rosario Ports Operating Normally Despite Strike

Japan’s Dry Bulk Imports Fall 4%, says BIMCO

Japan’s Dry Bulk Imports Fall 4%, says BIMCO

Headwinds Hamper the Poseidon Principles

Headwinds Hamper the Poseidon Principles

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