Sanctions – A guide for Owners and Charterers

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Sanctions are increasingly being used by the United States and the European Union, and other bodies and countries, as a tool to accomplish foreign and economic policy goals and to be a visible sign of disapproval of another country’s conduct. Sanctions are an ever more popular tool used by the United Nations, the United…

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European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) Facts and Figures 2018

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The EMSA Facts and Figures 2018 publication is a shortened account of the Consolidated Annual Activity Report which details how EMSA has implemented the annual tasks set out in the work programme contained in the Agency’s Single programming Document (2017-2019). EMSA’s priorities are shaped by several guiding documents, including the founding Regulation (EC) No…

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European Commission publishes information on CO2 emissions from maritime transport

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On 30 June 2019, the European Commission published for the first time information on the CO2 emitted by ships over 5000 gross tonnage when performing maritime transport activities related to the European Economic Area (EEA). This information covers around 10800 ships of various types, services and cargo carried, ranging from ro-ro passenger ships to bulk…

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GDPR Handbook on European data protection law

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Europe is at the forefront of data protection worldwide. The EU’s data protection standards are based on Council of Europe Convention 108, EU instruments – including the General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Directive for Police and Criminal Justice Authorities – as well as on the respective case law of the European Court of Human Rights…

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EU – Modernizing ship reporting systems (European Maritime Single Window environment)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Every time a ship stops at a port, it needs to fulfill a number of reporting obligations. The Council today reached a general approach on a proposal to bring together all reporting formalities associated with a port call, under a system called a European maritime single window. A single reporting window for ships will significantly…

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EU – €300 million for clean, healthy, and safe oceans

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The European Commission has announced €300 million of EU-funded initiatives, which include projects to tackle plastic pollution, make blue economy more sustainable and improve research and marine surveillance. This important contribution comes on top of the over €550 million committed by the European Union, when it hosted the Our Ocean conference last year in Malta.…

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