Readiness for global sulphur cap – BIMCO’s new IMO 2020 clauses

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Most parties involved in the shipping industry will by now have a clear picture of the requirements under the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) 2020 global sulphur cap on marine fuels. Therefore, attention has turned to the steps that must be taken to put those requirements into practice. Two clauses recently introduced by the Baltic…

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Guide: The International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) With new operators starting to explore the polar regions, and following several incidents in recent years, there has been a drive towards increasing the safety of vessel design and operations. Furthermore, an increased perception that there is easier access to these regions and that they are more navigable, has increased shipping traffic. This has…

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Charterparty checklist: are you contractually ready for 2020?

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) As the clock counts down ever closer to 2020, when ships will need to comply with the reduced bunker sulphur content cap of 0.5%, Companies are advised to give careful thought to their charterparty provisions with a view to minimizing scope for contractual disputes. It is common for charterparties to provide that the ship…

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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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Infographic on IMO 2020: The Big Shipping Shake-Up

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Over 90% of all global trade takes place on our oceans. Unfortunately, the network of 59,000 vessels powering international commerce runs on sulfur-laden bunker fuel, and resulting emissions are causing problems on dry land. As today’s infographic demonstrates, new emissions regulations taking effect in 2020 will have a big impact on the world’s massive…

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Ship statutory alert: Amendments to SOLAS and relevant codes entering into force in 2020

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Keeping updated on new and retroactive requirements from IMO can be a challenge. According to newly approved 4 year cycle of entry into force system (MSC.1/Circ.1481), amendments to SOLAS and relevant codes, which were adopted between 1st January, 2016 and 30th June, 2018 (MSC 96th to MSC 99th) enters into force from 1st January,…

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First Geneva Declaration on Human Rights at Sea published

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The first version of the inaugural ‘Geneva Declaration on Human Rights at Sea‘ is published by Human Rights at Sea after the initial drafting session was held in Switzerland on 20-21 March 2019 at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. The Declaration was first announced to students in Malta on 4…

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