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Law & Regulation

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EU emissions reforms leave much still to play for

Shipping will have to submit to new EU regulations and controls on emissions. Exactly when and how are unclear

EU Environment

EU takes steps to tackle shipping emissions

Ships calling at EU ports face a mandatory 40% reduction in carbon intensity and inclusion in the bloc’s Emissions Trading System

EU Regulation

Uncertainty over Iran gasoline export ships

‘Most shipowners have long since decided that Iran is an area they don’t want to be involved in. And if the trade is sanctionable or unlawful, we’re not going to go anywhere near it, either,’ says P&I lawyer

Iran Law

Drugs found in container on Maersk vessel in Mexico

Mexican officials seized 102.5 kg of cocaine on the containership Svendborg Maersk at the Port of Manzanillo, according to reports

South America Maersk Group

From the News Desk: US ‘stick-and-carrot’ approach to sanctions reaps dividends

The relatively swift removals of the vessels from the Ofac blacklist will have underlined the upside to co-operating fully with US sanctions, according to observers

International Tankers and Gas

IMO needs an ambitious CO2 reduction agreement

The International Chamber of Shipping believes an ambitious agreement can be reached in the autumn, provided that governments maintain open minds and be willing to avoid inflexible positions

International IMO

Shell decarbonisation report calls for ‘all hands on deck’

Lack of a global regulatory framework and unwillingness from shipping’s customers to pay for lower emission solutions are identified at the top of a long list of significant barriers to much needed industry investment in a new report from Shell based on interviews with more than 80 industry leaders

Environment Fuels

Container shipping must join concerted 2050 clean-up effort

With the world still in the grip of a global pandemic, shipping companies need to reassess the measures they have in place to meet environmental compliance

International IMO

Greek tankers abort Venezuela trade as US moves to seize cargoes

The owner of four tankers alleged to be carrying Iranian gasoline for Venezuela has spoken of his dismay at how the vessels became embroiled in US sanctions. ‘We are not going to break sanctions and we will obey the law,” Capt George Gialozoglou tells Lloyd's List

Tankers and Gas Sanctions

Digital technology should drop the science-fiction

He believes the sci-fi videos of autonomous vessels took the discussion about digital technology in completely the wrong direction. The aim is safety and efficiency, not crew reduction

Finland Digitalisation

Global fleet mostly following IMO fuel collection rules

The IMO has received fuel consumption data for 2019 from over 26,000 ships, around 80% of the required vessels

International IMO

Antong owners get China stock market ban

China Merchants has gained de facto control of Antong through an earlier bailout deal

Asia Pacific Containers
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