Industry News


The US Coast Guard has issued a Final Rule and increased the OPA 90 limits of liability for ships, deep water ports and onshore facilities to reflect increases in the US Consumer Price Index (CPI).


On 8 May 2019, the United States issued Executive Order 13871 imposing wide ranging and new sanctions on Iran’s metal industries.


The US Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration (MARAD) has issued a new warning to commercial shipping about interference with vessels’ GPS systems.


The Internationally Bargaining Forum (IBF) has agreed to temporarily extend the risk zone in the Strait of Hormuz.


The introduction of a new customs regulation in India has caused confusion and has been interpreted by some parties as an order to show the cargo’s invoice value on the bill of lading, effectively making it an ad valoreum bill of lading.


Transport Canada has lifted speed restrictions in the Gulf of St Lawrence after recent surveillance found no whales in shipping lanes.


Due to a number of recent enclosed space incidents the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) have issued a Marine Safety Advisory (MSA) reminding seafarers of the hazards of enclosed spaces.


Our ‘Preparing for the Big Switch’ guides have been updated following recent developments.


Tokyo and Paris MoU will launch a joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Emergency Systems and Procedures, starting on 1 September 2019.


North has received an update as to the current situation in Libyan ports.


The United Kingdom government has confirmed that the UK Royal Navy has been tasked to accompany British-flagged ships through the Strait of Hormuz, either individually or in groups.


Ukrainian ecological inspectors will now have to submit an electronic request before taking ballast water samples.


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