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Law & Regulation

Keep informed with daily analysis and insight into the regulatory landscape and legal issues for shipping; be proactive in adapting your organisation to meet new requirements and identify risks to your business model through our expert coverage

No hiding place for flags that don’t pull their weight

The idea of ‘flag blindness’ is not yet tenable. To extend the ophthalmic metaphor, a once-a-year visit to the opticians is essential. Those that can’t make out the last letters of the chart will need stronger specs

International Regulation

Biden administration challenges global shipping to reduce emissions

Fortunately for the global shipping industry, Kerry believes that while governments have an important role to play in galvanising net-zero transitions, ‘they must partner intimately’ with the private sector

International US States

Digital focus turns to data access

ABB Marine & Ports believes the industry needs to see the bigger picture — the focus on public health and protection of the environment. That will show which digital solutions should be prioritised

Digitalisation Ship operations

Tighter emission requirements drive up demand for fuel-saving equipment

Inquiries about the company’s PBCFs are on the rise. Orders are expected to jump substantially in the next two years

Asia Pacific Japan

New dry bulk safety standards issued

The DryBMS document was jointly launched by vetting agency RightShip and shipowners association Intercargo and will be governed by a new non-governmental organisation to be set up later in the year

Dry Bulk Safety

Rainmaking to expand maritime start-up platform

Rainmaking aims to achieve greater collaboration between clients and industry decision makers through its open innovation platform

Singapore Dry Bulk

Navigator Gas plans first carbon-neutral voyage

The company wants to reduce its own emissions, but given the absence of sufficient alternative fuels for deepsea voyages, carbon offsets are required at this point, according to Navigator Gas chief commercial officer

Environment Energy

New guidance targets the persistent problem of boxes overboard

Casualties in which containers are lost overboard make up a significant proportion of cargo claims. Better adherence to lashing and stowage guidelines could help in prevention

International Containers

Is there still competition in liner shipping?

There is much less competition in liner shipping than commonly assumed, due to a proliferation of vessel sharing agreements or consortia which provide carriers with the knowledge and capabilities to adjust ship capacity rapidly in line with changing demand

Europe North America

Can nuclear option solve shipping’s emissions problem?

The company is part of a consortium, including Bill Gates-backed TerraPower, that is bringing to market a small, modular, scalable nuclear power unit that is 95 times more efficient than conventional light water nuclear reactors, leaves minimal waste, has a lifetime fuel cycle of up to 30 years and running costs lower than marine gas oil and liquefied natural gas

International Dry Bulk

Denmark pushes Gulf of Guinea piracy up the political agenda

Denmark said its ambassador to Netherlands would become a special representative for maritime security, amid concerns about pirate attacks on Maersk ships. Denmark’s defence minister has called for greater international action on piracy

Middle East and Africa Denmark

Cyprus offers tonnage tax cuts for ‘greener’ vessels

Headline 30% tax cut will be available for vessels using alternative fuels, achieving reductions in carbon dioxide emissions of at least 30% compared with similar ships burning fossil fuels

Cyprus Containers