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Rise in wrongly jailed seafarers triggers development of IMO guidelines

Legal committee told of urgent need for fairer treatment of seafarers suspected of maritime crimes, and development of database outlining current cases

Crewing Safety

Tonnage tax changes signal UK commitment to shipping

Bringing shipmanagers as well as ship operators into the regime will bring the UK into line with other jurisdictions such as Cyprus

United Kingdom Finance

World Shipping Council opposes US shipping anti-trust enforcement act

Attempt to repeal ocean carrier’s exemption from federal anti-trust laws said to erode the legal certainties that facilitate vessel-sharing agreements

United States Containers

FMC assessing compliance with ruling on detention charges

US regulator checking that ocean carriers and marine terminal operators are complying with the law following a precedential decision it issued addressing when per diem detention charges can be billed

United States Containers

Leasing broker faces 15-year prison sentence in China anti-corruption case

Prosecution alleges founder of Smarine Advisory was involved in taking $21.9m of bribes in his former role at the Export-Import Bank of China

Law Finance

Singapore approves Hanwha’s acquisition of DSME

The deal has already been cleared by the UK, Türkiye, Japan, Vietnam and China

Consolidation DSME

Sembcorp Marine unit facing probe in Brazil for ’irregularities’

Sembcorp Marine said the yard is co-operating fully with the authorities

Shipbuilding Law

The Lloyd’s List Podcast: The view from CMA

The podcast is stateside this week, coming to you live from the annual Connecticut Maritime Association event in Stamford. Mark O’Neil, chief executive of Columbia Shipmanagement and Lois Zabrocky, chief executive and president of International Seaways sit around the Lloyd’s List microphone to discuss what’s shaping the industry agenda this year

Lloyd's List The Shipping Podcast Containers

It is still possible for the IMO to translate climate aspiration into action

Shipping’s climate negotiations are a high stakes game of poker, where governments will be looking to make deals in exchange for compromises. It makes little strategic sense to show your hand this early in the game, but real progress can be achieved in the next three months

Sustainability Lloyd List - The View

World Shipping Council updates container cleaning advice

The introduction of alien pests can wipe billions of dollars from an economy. Supply chains must act to avoid costly regulation being imposed

International Containers

Euronav shareholders opt for a balanced board, but what happens next?

Saverys family bid to oust the Euronav executive board fails, but with two 25% shareholders now voted in, the new board must draft what happens next before the company’s annual general meeting in May

Belgium Tankers and Gas

EU to set 2% renewable marine fuel target to cut carbon emissions

Provisional agreement reached to set greenhouse gas intensity reduction targets for the shipping industry under the Fit for 55 package

Sustainability EU

One-off pilot error does not breach safe port warranty

‘A single mistake, or even more than one mistake, does not necessarily render an individual incompetent,’ say lawyers

Casualty Law

Autonomy is in sharper focus but lacks clear definitions

One Sea general secretary Sinikka Hartonen has launched a two-way dialogue between technology providers and relevant stakeholders, with user feedback a critical part of the discussion

Technology and Innovation Ship operations

Owners should welcome Greek maritime law shake-up

‘Step in right direction’ says Reed Smith, while HFW brands changes ‘a big deal’

Greece Law

Euronav’s future hangs in the balance ahead of shareholder showdown

After the chaos of an abandoned merger with Frontline and a bruising shareholder scrap with the Saverys family, Euronav chief Hugo De Stoop claims to have found serenity and is optimistic the tanker giant will finally be able to move on after this week’s executive board vote

Euronav Law
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