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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

World Bank calls on policymakers to cut support for LNG bunkering

A new report by the World Bank sees only a limited role for LNG as marine fuel as shipping achieves mid-century decarbonisation goals. Policy-makers should curtail existing support and avoid new support for LNG bunkering, according to the bank

Environment Energy

From the News Desk: Ever Given stuck again, in red tape

Freeing the Ever Given from the sandy banks of the Suez Canal was a relatively straightforward, if immensely difficult salvage task. Now comes the hard part for the white-collar side of shipping

International Middle East and Africa

$3.4trn investment to modernise fleet by 2050, says Stopford

The rough estimate from the renowned shipping economist comes as he warns that ships built before 2020 could account for around 50% of all emissions form today until 2050 and that collaboration between owners and charterers will be necessary to get the money in

Energy Environment

What the plethora of green partnerships has overlooked

Alliances are the zeitgeist. But when they are competing for human expertise and research and development funding, alliances will inevitably miss the gaps. It’s time for an overview of shipping’s decarbonisation journey

Environment Technology and Innovation

Shipping green fuel levy faces opposition from developing nations

Major developing nations are opposed to a levy through fuel consumption or taxation. They argue the burden should instead fall on developed nations and support for least developed countries should be a priority for the fund

IMO Regulation

Marine insurers dismayed by $1bn claim for Suez Canal block and seizure of vessel

‘The ship is worth $100m or thereabouts. No one in their right mind is going to be paying a claim or providing security for nine times the value of the ship. They’ll just say, take the ship,’ says one London source

Egypt Containers

Shell to trial fuel cells on deep sea vessels

Shell’s Grahaeme Henderson said that the trials would initially use LNG to power the fuel cells, before hydrogen or other zero emissions fuel cells would be adopted

Political and Trade Regulation

Suez closure likely to lead to ‘a spider’s web’ of claims

De facto closure limited to four days and fewer than 10% of transits in March, Leth Agencies add

Egypt Containers

IMO to expand leadership circle

The IMO Council will accept 12 more countries to the current 40-member club and extend serving terms effectively to four years

Regulation Political and Trade

Shipowners lobby EU over rules for CO2 measure

Three groups unite to ask the EU that the upcoming measure on shipping’s greenhouse gas emissions is backed by a price stabilisation mechanism and that the commercial operators be held responsible for paying the cost. They also argue the measure should not just be limited to domestic EU voyages

Greece Sweden

The LL view: End the scandal of seafarer abandonment, now and forever

Without rigidly enforced penalties for owners who evade best practice, those at the sharp end will continue to suffer

International Middle East and Africa

Nauru flag targeted by sanctioned shipowner

There are 75 tankers now registered with 17 flags of African countries, or Pacific or Caribbean islands with little technical expertise or large vessels in their fleets, Lloyd’s List Intelligence data shows

Nauru Asia Pacific