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Law & Regulation

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Offshore construction legal textbook gets second edition

‘This industry is obviously very heavily lawyered, because when things go wrong on these projects, it could cost billions and could go wrong in a bid way,’ argues co-author

International Law

Multiple US legal actions launched against ONE Apus carrying interests

Cases have been filed in at least three US states and more are expected to come, although many could eventually be heard in Singapore

Singapore United States

Yantian Port restricts container gate-ins amid congested storage

Boxships arriving from the US and Europe dropped 40% at Yantian, with schedule reliability ratios below 20% and average delays rising to more than seven days

China Containers

Singapore forges ties with Malaysia and Indonesia to tackle piracy

Transit of over 1,000 vessels daily through the Singapore Strait remains safe, with robbers who attack ships often unarmed and vessels’ crew unharmed, according to Singapore authorities

Asia Pacific Tankers and Gas

IMO faces calls to tackle underwater noise pollution

Environmental groups want the International Maritime Organization to regulate underwater noise pollution, which harms marine life and has worsened in recent years, particularly in the Arctic

International Sustainability

South Korea to fine 23 carriers over alleged price fixing

Korea Shipowners’ Association says it will file an administrative litigation to review the government decision

South Korea Containers

Piracy and robberies at sea drop 15% across Asia

While armed robberies of ships in Asia remain a problem, no piracy was reported in the region last year as relevant governments forge closer co-operation

Asia Pacific Tankers and Gas

Carbon price ‘around $200’ would fully decarbonise shipping — study

A study found a mix of market-based and command-and-control policies was required to make zero-emission fuels competitive. But these had to ensure fairness to developing countries

International Sustainability

Watson Farley & Williams names new maritime sector head

George Macheras joins George Paleokrassas as co-head of the maritime team. The law firm wants to attract new talent and clients to the firm in an effort to cultivate growth

United Kingdom Law

Making charterers pay for carbon is a first step. Now for all the others

Recognition from Brussels — still far from certain — that charterers should pay for their emissions is a start. But it is still up to owners to make the big calls on investing in greener ships. They must not take this week’s news as permission to do nothing

International Europe

Green lobby seeks harder deadline as shipowners hail carbon market win

The emergence that the EU is considering shifting the burden of paying for carbon market credits to charterers, as part of draft amendments being thrashed out in Brussels, has been welcomed by shipowner groups

Europe EU

Supply constraints forecast to weigh on LNG spot rates through to 2023

Spot rates for global fleet of LNG carriers not expected to surpass 2021 levels

Germany EU
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