Industry News


The latest VPS Bunker Alerts are now available.


The IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee has confirmed that cyber risks should be managed under the ISM Code.


The Ministry of Finance and State Administration of Taxation has issued a circular in which they have reduced Value-Added Tax (VAT) on some imports from 13% to 11% with effect from 1 July 2017.


Details of open and closed ports, including areas to be avoided and the precautions to be taken when transiting Libyan waters.


The Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) will carry out a special inspection of internationally trading bulk carriers greater than 10,000GT and 15 years or above.


In light of recent attacks, the Combined Maritime Forces have announced that they will be increasing the naval presence in the western Gulf of Aden.


The Danish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is using ‘sniffer’ technology on the Great Belt Bridge to identify vessels that may be in breach of sulphur emissions regulations.


The United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Yemen and Libya have each cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, banning all land, sea and air transport with effect from 5 June 2017.


Following a number of recent cases, Members are reminded to take care when making customs declarations in Argentinian ports.


The first creditors’ meeting was held on 1 June 2017 at which the Bankruptcy Trustee reported on the status of Hanjin in the bankruptcy proceedings.


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