EU’s satellite navigation system Galileo reaches 1 Billion users

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Europe’s satellite navigation system, has reached 1 billion smartphone users worldwide. This milestone coincides with the 15th anniversary of the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (GSA), the Commission’s key partner in operating Galileo. European Global Navigation Satelite System (GNSS), and specifically European Geostationary Navigation Overlay System (EGNOS), contributes substantially to the maritime sector.…

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EU Maritime law: The Proper Management Of The Waste Produced By A Breakdown On Board A Ship

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Court of Justice of the European Union, by deciding the case C-689/17, dealt with the issue of the proper classification of the “waste” produced by a breakdown on board a ship. All waste intended to be moved between the Member States of the European Union, and outside the European Union, have to be…

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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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