Articles & Video
The Jones Act - legislative and regulatory influence on the offshore industry of America
How would the right reforms, or a repeal of the Jones Act, change the offshore industry in America? We look at the legislative and regulatory influence of the act on the offshore industry.
Chris Menkiti: liquefaction, changes and future trends to decrease risk
We caught up with Chris Menkiti after his presentation at Shipping Transformation Asia, to find out more about the complexities of liquefaction and future trends which may reduce the risk to vessels and their crew.
Global Trade Controls: Lack of understanding leads to confusion in Asia
During the 2019 event, the new draft of the Chinese Export Control Law, and details of the trade controls situation between Japan and South Korea, were discussed extensively.
Maritime sanctions & corruption: You're liable for more than you think
Ahead of the Managing Sanctions and Anti-Corruption in Shipping Seminar, we spoke with Kevin Cooper to better understand the current maritime landscape, paper tigers, and compliance challenges in the shipping industry.
Inside the UK government's landmark Clean Maritime Plan
This month marks the release of the Government’s Clean Maritime Plan. Like the net-zero target, the plan signals the UK’s willingness to lead the transition to a low carbon future. Its headline ambition is to ensure that all new ships ordered for use in UK waters are equipped with zero emission propulsion capability by 2025.
Ports and Terminals Insurance: sensible and realistic risk management
Ahead of the 4th annual Ports and Terminals Insurance Seminar we spoke with Frans van Zoelen, Head of Legal at Havenbedrijf Rotterdam N.V. (Port of Rotterdam) and Chairman of the IAPH Legal Committee, about sensible and realistic risk management.
Breaking down ship recycling
Ship recycling. A brief history, background and the threats around what the International Labour Organization describes as a major occupational and environmental health problem in the world.
Salvors facing greater safety concerns
The afternoon of the International Salvage Union Associate Members' Day event in London last month was not for the faint hearted, as attendees learned something of the practical problems following fires on very large container ships.
CMA TV: Celebrating 150 years of the UK P&I Club
Ahead of CMA Shipping 2019, we spoke with Andrew Taylor and Stuart Edmonston from the UK P&I Club about the Club’s activities and the importance of safety at sea. 2019 marks the 150th anniversary of the Club, and they plan to celebrate the event’s significance through an exciting project called Investing in A Safer Tomorrow.
Six scenarios for shipping in 2020
Four experts weigh in on six potential outcomes for the shipping industry in the aftermath of sulphur cap implementation.
Are the biofouling guidelines sufficient in their current form? Q&A with Theofanis Karayannis
Theofanis Karayannis is the Head of Marine Biosafety at the International Maritime Organisation. We caught up with at the BWMTech conference in London to discuss the upcoming review of the IMO’s biofouling guidelines, and the potential for a mandatory instrument on biofouling post-2020.
Maersk amends dangerous cargo stowage rule in wake of Honam
Carrier moves to prohibit the stowage of dangerous cargo near the ships’ accommodation block and engine room following extensive safety review in the wake of the Maersk Honam disaster.
Mystery of the cargo ships that sink when their cargo suddenly liquefies
Susan Gourvenec, Professor of Offshore Geotechnical Engineering at the University of Southampton, takes a look at the issues of cargo liquefaction and recommends some solutions.
5 Tips to Comply with Regulations
We’ve collated the top tips that experts have provided to the shipping industry to ease the process of compliance with green regulations.
India joins Australia Group - Boost for Nuclear Supplier Group Membership
India's membership with the Wassenaar Arrangement and the Australia Group shows commitment and determination to contribute to global efforts to prevent the proliferation of chemical and biological weapons.
Major player India joins the Wassenaar Arrangement
Guest author, Sonia Gupta, Partner at Ashok Dhingra Associates, analyses the importance of India's joining the Wassenaar Arrangement and its implications for the future.
What Brexit means for trading and export controls
Stephen Osborne, Research Associate of Project Alpha at King’s College London summarises UK businesses’ concerns over post-Brexit trading with the EU, while Chris Chew, Head of Policy of the Export Control Joint Unit at the Department for International Trade, responds.
Who killed LOF?
Pressures, especially from insurers, push the salvage and wreck removal industry to drop the well-established Lloyd's Open Form (LOF), but how could salvors survive with amended or alternative contracts?
Two-year delay for Ballast Water Management Convention
Shipowners will have at least two more years to comply with the Ballast Water Management Convention after the International Maritime Organization yielded to overwhelming demand for an extension just two months before the convention's entry into force.