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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

Emissions progress at IMO is cause for concern

The International Maritime Organization’s role as the leading vehicle for shipping’s decarbonisation trajectory will be under even more scrutiny after the agreement on a short-term greenhouse gas measure

IMO Environment

State aid for shipping nears $10bn during pandemic

Several shipping sectors have been bailed out with financial support during the health crisis, but with few terms attached, aid threatens to distort the market

International Containers

IMO agrees emission-cutting proposal despite reservations

The International Maritime Organization’s talks this week on a short-term greenhouse gas measure have left some delegates dismayed by what they see as a lower level of ambition

IMO Environment

Australia detains Japanese car carrier with overdue crew

A number of seafarers on the vessel Metis Leader have been working on board in excess of the 11 months maximum permitted under the Maritime Labour Convention and the 14 months limit allowed by Australian authorities

Australia Crewing

US to consider regional emissions regime for shipping

A bill backed by the Democrats would establish an emissions reporting regime in the US as well as impose vessel speed reduction, renewable energy production and a limit on oil and gas exploration

United States Political and Trade

The Lloyd's List Podcast: The future of the ballast water market

Listen to a special edition podcast produced in association with Hyde Marine that examines the state of play with the Ballast Water Management Convention, which came into force a year ago but has been overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic

International Environment

Laskaridis says Greek shipping must change ‘for good and forever’

The former president of the European Community Shipowners’ Association once again rejects the EU’s efforts to impose emissions regulations. However, he acknowledges it has become more difficult for the Greek shipping industry to influence European regulators

People Regulation

Decarbonising shipping ‘must be commercially viable’

Shipping has passed a point of no return on transitioning from fossil fuels to zero-carbon alternatives. Now industry experts are calling for global regulation to ensure vessel operations remains a viable business

International Environment

Marshall Islands adds voice to IMO decarbonisation backlash

The flag state nation has criticised an IMO proposal for a short-term greenhouse gas measure being developed this week as falling short of international climate ambitions

IMO Environment

Western Australia may turn back infected ships after livestock carrier outbreak

WA will force Australians arriving to the state by sea to isolate in hotels for two weeks after two people, who had tested negative, left a livestock carrier which later reported an outbreak. The state is considering turning back infected ships after four outbreaks in three weeks, according to reports

Australia Specialty

From the News Desk: Regionalisation row exposes shipping’s green divide

A surprising declaration by some shipping leaders backing the implementation of regional decarbonisation measures has further highlighted the divisions in the industry on the pace, scale and regulatory framework needed to achieve the aim of being carbon neutral by 2050

International EU

Posidonia Forum: Priorities for an industry in the spotlight

Besieged by external and internal challenges, shipping needs to decide on its priorities. The Lloyd's List Posidonia Forum discusses what must be tackled now

Posidonia Digitalisation



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