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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

Banks warn against shutting out shipping from green financing

With an important part of shipping assets and activities unlikely to meet new green financing criteria, industry financiers warn against abandoning them as they will be necessary to enable the zero emissions transition

Finance Environment

Crunch time for shipping’s green finance credentials

Shipping’s biggest lenders are due to open up their portfolios to disclose decarbonisation trajectories, while criteria for green shipping bonds will soon emerge

International Lloyds List magazine

Is anyone listening to the World Maritime Day sermon?

Too often shipping remains out of sight, out of mind and in the shadows, while we impotently bemoan this sea blindness internally, too few of us are prepared to put our heads above the parapet and speak out. Let’s address the real issues this World Maritime Day

Regulation International

EU proposes asylum plan for migrants rescued at sea

Plan includes a ‘solidarity mechanism’ that will cover disembarkation, but Ecsa says ships need reassurance that pre-screening of migrants mentioned in the proposal will be ‘preceded by a swift and safe disembarkation of the rescued persons at the nearest port’

EU Regulation

Industry ‘shocked’ by lack of Brexit planning as UK warns of ports chaos

The UK government is warning of 7,000 truck-long queues lasting several days for Channel ports after the Brexit transition period ends, if hauliers fail to prepare for changes to customs rules

Europe United Kingdom

Singapore relaxes rules to assist crew changes

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore has reduced the 14-day quarantine period to seven days if the crew member comes from Brunei or New Zealand

Singapore Coronavirus

Maritime law firm's managing partner moves to Hong Kong

The increased strength of Asian operators and rising numbers of Chinese newbuildings are among the reasons for the firm to move its co-managing partner to Hong Kong

China Hong Kong

DNV GL backs LNG for the decarbonisation journey

The class society warns that localism and idealism will create a patchwork of regulations that spells trouble for shipping. Collaboration is more important than individual competitiveness

DNV GL Group Classification

From the News Desk: Shipping objects over EU's carbon market vote

The European Parliament’s vote to include shipping in the European Union’s Emissions Trading System from 2022, as well as a 40% carbon intensity target on big ships calling at EEA ports from 2030, has sparked an industry backlash

International Fuels

South Africa plans green ship recycling yard

The facility, on the west coast of South Africa, would use a shiplift to transfer vessels into an environmentally friendly decommissioning facility rather than the beaching method, which has been heavily criticised for causing pollution

Ship Recycling South Africa

ITF warns against cutting corners on safety

The ITF says it understands the need for flexibility during the pandemic, but short cuts taken ‘by some in the industry have gone too far, for too long’. It is urging governments and industry to better enforce Solas and other international rules

International Crewing

Pandemic disruption fans fuel instability concerns

A trend among ship operators to buy and store on board fuel oil blends amid a low price environment has led to concerns about fuel instability, say experts

International Bunkers



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