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FMC Examining How Data Can Improve Ocean Cargo Velocity

Nov 15, 2021

The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) said it has set out to identify data constraints that impede the flow of ocean cargo and add to supply chain inefficiencies as severe bottlenecks continue to hamper global supply chains.Launched at the direction of FMC Chairman Daniel B…

IMO Creates International Day for Women in Maritime

Nov 12, 2021

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) Council, meeting from November 8-12, established an International Day for Women in Maritime, to be observed on May 18 every year.Once adopted by the IMO Assembly in December 2021, the observance will celebrate women in the industry…

Feds Struggle to Address Supply Chain Capacity Issues

Nov 01, 2021

The Biden Administration’s struggles to alleviate supply chain capacity issues appear to be continuing with no end in sight. Part of the issue arises from the Administration’s limited focus on ports and another part arises from Congressional stalemates…

Industry Looks to UN Climate Talks to Steer Cleaner Shipping

Oct 28, 2021

World leaders attending COP26 climate talks from the end of the month must ratchet up pressure to make shipping decarbonize by 2050, a senior industry official involved in the meeting said.Shipping, which transports about 90% of world trade…

EU Steers Shipping Toward Carbon Trading Market to Curb Emissions

Jul 01, 2021

Ship owners could be forced to pay for pollution from their vessels or face bans from European Union ports under draft plans to add shipping emissions to the bloc's carbon market.Shipping does not at present face EU emissions targets, but that…

IMO Adopts Ban on Heavy Fuel Oil Use by Ships in Arctic

Jun 17, 2021

The United Nations shipping agency on Thursday adopted a ban on the use of heavy fuel oil in the Arctic region while green groups said the regulations contained loopholes which will allow many vessels to keep sailing without enough regulatory control…

IMO Adopts New Measures to Cut Ship Emissions

Jun 17, 2021

The U.N. shipping agency approved further measures on Thursday to boost the energy efficiency of commercial vessels although critics said the move fell short of what was needed to cut the industry's carbon footprint.The International Maritime…

DNV Launches Regulatory Compliance Planner Tool

Jun 14, 2021

Classification society DNV says it has launched a new digital tool designed to help its customers track the requirements and deadlines of legislation for both individual vessels and entire fleets.As both the number and complexity of international shipping regulations continues to grow…

Maritime Arbitration? Read These Recommendations Before You Start

Feb 27, 2021

Let we get straight to the point. Cases of maritime arbitration are annoying. There are no winners. And yet, unfortunately, it also happens in the maritime sector that maritime companies go to court. Are you also about to start an arbitration…

Why the EU’s Proposed Carbon Border Levy is an Important Test

Jan 28, 2021

In the more than two decades since the Kyoto Protocol was adopted, national policies on climate change have had dangerously and disappointingly little effect on global emissions.Within the current economic system, perhaps the most ambitious…

IMO Approves Extra Steps to Curb Shipping Emissions

Nov 17, 2020

The United Nations shipping agency on Tuesday approved measures to boost energy efficiency in vessels as part of efforts to reduce the industry's carbon footprint, a UN spokeswoman said.Countries approved the additional regulations to reduce…

Time to Launch Carbon Plan for Shipping is Now, Industry Says

Nov 11, 2020

The shipping industry must act now in order to meet U.N. targets to cut carbon emissions by 2050, leading officials said on Wednesday, ahead of a meeting next week that will seek to advance a plan.The U.N. agency the International Maritime Organization…

Report Highlights Regulators' Failure to Protect Seafarers

Nov 09, 2020

Seafarers are left unprotected by systemic failures in the implementation of the regulatory regime for work and rest hours at sea, a newly published report finds.The World Maritime University's (WMU) new report,  'A Culture of Adjustment', by Dr…

EU Parliament Votes to Make Ships Pay for Their Emissions

Sep 15, 2020

The European Parliament on Tuesday voted in favour of including greenhouse gas emissions from the maritime sector in the European Union's carbon market from 2022, throwing its weight behind EU plans to make ships pay for their pollution.Shipping…

IMO Updates Virtual Meetings Calendar

Aug 10, 2020

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has published its remote meetings calendar for the rest of 2020 after its initial agenda of IMO Council and Committees sessions was scrapped due to the coronavirus pandemic.The first scheduled meeting is set to be a simultaneous…

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