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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…

U.S. District Court Rules Against Closing Chicago Locks

Dec 08, 2010

The American Waterways Operators (AWO) applauded the decision announced on Thursday by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois that denied a motion for preliminary injunction filed by five Great Lakes states to close Chicago…

Otto Marine Settles Contract Dispute

Oct 14, 2010

A year after a shipbuilding contract dispute emerged between Otto Marine unit Otto Offshore and GC Rieber Shipping ASA, a settlement has been reached.Otto Marine announced that it has entered into a 'mutually beneficial global settlement' with GC Rieber…

Is Your Email Putting You at Risk?

Sep 24, 2010

International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) says that shipbrokers run the risk of exposure to substantial liabilities as a result of inadequate monitoring of their email communications.In the latest issue of its Claims Review, ITIC…

PUBLIC TENDER N° TR31028395

Sep 16, 2010

“TIME CHARTER SERVICE OF A TANKER VESSEL BETWEEN 40.000 AND 55.000 M3 FOR CLEAN PETROLEUM PRODUCTS”According to article 3, second paragraph of the Chilean Merchant Marine Development Law (Ley de Fomento a la Marina Mercante – Decree Law N° 3…

Prison Sentence for Attack on FGS Spessart

Sep 08, 2010

EU NAVFOR said it welcomed the first judgment yesterday in a Kenyan prosecution in connection with the interdiction of a pirate group by an EU NAVFOR warship. The conviction involved seven Somali men accused of acts of piracy. The presiding Chief Magistrate…

Judge Rules Against U.S. Government on Oil Drilling

Sep 03, 2010

According to a Sept. 1 report from Reuters, a federal judge rejected the U.S. government's request to dismiss an industry lawsuit challenging its deepwater oil and gas drilling moratorium, dealing another blow to the Obama administration. Hornbeck Offshore Services Inc…

UK Commission Formal Probe into Marine Insurance

Aug 30, 2010

The European Commission has opened formal proceedings to investigate whether certain provisions accompanying claim-sharing and joint-reinsurance agreements in the marine insurance sector might infringe European Union antitrust rules. The Commission…

Cargo Ship Engineer Sentenced for Pollution Violation

Aug 25, 2010

United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that United States District Judge James C. Dever III, sentenced Vaja Sikharulidze, a citizen of Georgia, to one-year probation to include seven days of home detention, which reflected a sentence…

Senate Hearing, Liability for Offshore Oil Production

May 27, 2010

The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources conducted a hearing to receive testimony on the liability and financial responsibility issues related to offshore oil production. The committee also considered the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act Amendments act of 2010 (S…

Bill to Repeal Liability Limitation of Offshore Oil

May 25, 2010

Representative Grijalva (D-AZ) introduced a bill (H.R. 5355) to amend the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 to repeal the limitation of liability of a responsible party for a discharge or substantial threat of a discharge of oil from an offshore oil facility…

Bill to Extend Galveston Channel

May 25, 2010

Representative Gene Green (D-TX) introduced a bill (H. R. 5329) to modify the project for navigation and environmental restoration, Houston-Galveston Navigation Channels, Texas, authorized by the Water Resources Development Act of 1996, and for other purposes…

Ship Operator Fined $725K in Port of Tampa

May 25, 2010

Aksat Denizcilik Ve Ticaret A.S., a Turkish corporation that operated the commercial ship M/T Kerim, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Tampa, Fla., to two felony counts for knowingly failing to fully and accurately maintain an oil record book…

Logistics News

Ports of Indiana Says It Aims to Develop Container Terminals

Ports of Indiana Says It Aims to Develop Container Terminals

The Path to Zero: Shell Opens MW Charger in Amsterdam

The Path to Zero: Shell Opens MW Charger in Amsterdam

Singapore Oil Spill Spreads Along Coast

Singapore Oil Spill Spreads Along Coast

GAC to Acquire Quadrant Pacific’s Ship Agency Business

GAC to Acquire Quadrant Pacific’s Ship Agency Business

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