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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…

Panama's Arsenio Dominguez Elected as IMO Secretary General

Jul 18, 2023

The International Maritime Organization's Council (IMO) has elected Arsenio Antonio Dominguez Velasco from Panama as its secretary-general, the UN shipping agency said on Tuesday.Dominguez beat six other contenders from China, Turkey, Kenya…

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…

EU Weighs Concession to Russian Bank over Black Sea Grain Deal

Jul 03, 2023

The European Union is considering a proposal for the Russian Agricultural Bank to set up a subsidiary to reconnect to the global financial network as a sop to Moscow, the Financial Times said on Monday.With the bank under sanctions, the move…

Canada Clamps Down on Cruise Liners Dumping Sewage

Jun 26, 2023

Canada on Friday banned cruise ships from dumping sewage and dirty water close to shore, and said it would impose fines of up to C$250,000 ($190,000) for offending vessels.A range of anti-pollution measures introduced on a voluntary basis in April 2022 will become obligatory with immediate effect…

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…

Biden Admin Greenlights LNG Exports from Alaska LNG Project

Apr 13, 2023

The Biden administration on Thursday approved exports of liquefied natural gas from the Alaska LNG project, a document showed, as the United States competes with Russia to ship natural gas from the Arctic to Asia.The Department of Energy approved…

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…

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