IMO shares its vision and strategic directions

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The IMO Assembly met for its 30th session at IMO Headquarters in London, United Kingdom (27 November to 6 December). The Assembly was the largest-ever gathering at IMO Headquarters in London, attended by some 1,400 participants, including 56 at the ministerial level, from 165 Member States, as well as observers from inter-governmental and non-governmental…

Guidance (MCA) – Prevent pollution and reduce harmful emissions at sea

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) It is generally recognized that all businesses have a major role to play in preventing pollution and reducing releases of harmful emissions into the environment and this is particularly true of the shipping industry. The impact of pollution on fragile ecosystems is particularly severe in the marine environment, and to address this there is…

Legal decisions and developments in Shipping – Ince & Co. November 2017

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Shipping legal E-Brief is a regular publication providing you with key information on legal decisions and developments in shipping and related business areas provided by Ince & co. Subjects covered: General Average: piracy negotiation expenses allowed by the Supreme Court Scope of owners’ obligation to proceed to load port with utmost despatch Singapore…

DBS Approved by Liberia Registry for IMO Fuel Oil Data Collection System

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Liberia Registry has approved Dromon Bureau of Shipping (DBS) to provide verification services on the upcoming IMO data collection system for fuel oil consumption of ships as implemented by amendments to MARPOL Annex VI. DBS can offer the following services to all Liberian flagged ships: Review of the Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan…

EU leads the way with ambitious action for cleaner and safer seas

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) At the ongoing EU-hosted Our Ocean conference in Malta (5-6 October), the European Union has committed to 36 tangible actions to foster healthier, cleaner, safer and more secure seas. Amounting to over €550 million and involving activities worldwide, the announcements underline the EU’s determination to improve the situation of the seas and send a positive signal…

Marine engine subcontractor not liable towards shipowner under product liability law

(www.maritimeCyprus.com) On September 13 2017 the Danish Supreme Court passed down its decision in a product liability appeal case between a manufacturer of marine engines and a Danish shipowner. The pivotal question before the Supreme Court was the distinction between damage to: the defective product itself, which was not compensable under product liability law; and…

Carriage of goods by sea in the USA

Is your jurisdiction party to any international conventions on the carriage of goods by sea? If so, does the relevant domestic implementing law contain any notable modifications (eg, extensions to the scope of application)? The United States applies a version of the Hague Rules through the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act (for goods in…