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Law & Regulation

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Overheated demand gives yards ‘whip hand over owners’

‘Are they going to subcontract the entire project? And if they do, how protected are you?

International Law

EU calls for global fuel emissions standard by 2025

An increasingly more stringent greenhouse gas content limit on ship fuels would give fuel producers a clear signal on the demand for low emissions fuels in the future, the EU has told the International Maritime Organization


Ports likely to struggle with future fuel needs

Concerns over safety, handling and public perception of future fuels will be increasingly in the spotlight. Huge investments in ports and modernising safety and training regulations are also needed, an industry event has heard

United Kingdom Environment

Norway proposes combining approaches to cut shipping’s emissions

Norway has told the IMO it should adopt a cap and trade system in combination with greenhouse gas intensity limits on fuels, as the best approach to reduce shipping emissions and transition to lower emission fuels

Environment Energy

Britain’s export trade has a great deal at stake

The UK is already a major exporter on the world stage and is looking to build bridges to trade partners in economic powerhouses of the future. But trade deals are not always as transparent as we think

United Kingdom LISW

Divisions open over shipping’s decarbonisation costs

Representatives from the EU and European Community Shipowners’ Association sparred over green regulations on a Capital Link session. BIMCO said it was too early to discuss how to push shipping to decarbonise when the means and power supplies to do so were not yet in place

Europe EU

US trade groups endorse act targeting ‘unfair’ foreign ocean carriers

A coalition of more than 150 companies and trade associations, representing US importers, exporters, transportation providers and other supply chain stakeholders, are backing the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2021

International US States

UK eyes opportunity as London Shipping Week kicks off

UK shipping minister Robert Courts opened LISW with a typically upbeat show of support for maritime. The four-day event will test the industry’s readiness to tackle the big issues, but it will also showcase the level of government support for it

United Kingdom LISW

‘Green-obsessed' shipping needs strategy overhaul, says Stopford

Shipping economist believes that the industry needs to focus on four fundamental areas that will define its future and understand that decarbonisation is not an isolated problem

International Environment

New normal to herald paperless trading for shipping

‘This time is absolutely different. It has pushed minor carriers to digitalise and we’ve never seen that before … The desire to digitise is there from every part of the supply chain,’ says essDOCS chief executive Alexander Goulandris 

International Containers

Tax changes required to lure shipowners back to UK flag

Katy Ware, UK maritime services director at the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, which runs the UK Ship Register, says the goal is to be the best performing flag in terms of the value it can add to shipowners’ businesses in making strategic decisions

United Kingdom Containers

Governments accused of ignoring vote-less shipping

It’s time for the shipping industry to speak with a single voice on the major issues, but there is still heated discussion about how that single voice should be constituted. The IMO is not a lobby organisation, Intermanager president Mark O’Neil told the opening session of London International Shipping Week

United Kingdom LISW