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Port State Control Detention Over Two Hour Temporary Defect Upheld

In a decision handed down last week, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal upheld a PortState Control decision to detain a ship for a defect which was rectified within approximately two hours of the inspection. Whilst the...more

US security rule is a curse on seafarers

The maritime hobgoblin rears its head again.Work in maritime America ismeted out to theworthy by the organs of state security. The Transportation Security Administration is the gatekeeper,with the detested...more

Trade Association Asks FMC to Reopen NRA Rulemaking

On April 12, 2011, counsel for the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America (“NCBFAA” or “the Association”) submitted a letter to the Federal Maritime Commission (“FMC”) offering commentary and a request...more

FMC’s New Rule Exempts Licensed NVOCCs from Tariff Publication Requirements

On February 16, 2011, the Federal Maritime Commission (“FMC” or “Commission”) adopted new regulations which provide non-vessel operating common carriers (“NVOCCs”) with an exemption from tariff publication requirements of the...more

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