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Transaction Monitoring Under the FCPA
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Federal Economic Espionage Act Overview
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Today, the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) voted 3-2 to move forward with reforming the Ocean Transportation Intermediaries (OTI) rules, regulating U.S.- and foreign-based non-vessel-operating common carriers (NVOCC)...more
Cuba Details Rules for Special Economic Zone -
The Cuban government last week released details of customs reforms for a long-planned free trade industrial manufacturing and maritime shipping facility in the Mariel...more
The United States Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking under which foreign unlicensed Non-Vessel Operating Common Carriers (NVOCCs) will be allowed to register with the Commission and...more
On Tuesday, the United States Senate confirmed William P. Doyle, of Pennsylvania, to be a Federal Maritime Commissioner for the term expiring June 30, 2013. Commissioner Doyle joins Chairman Richard A. Lidinsky, Jr., Michael...more
Florida's economy needs its active and efficient ports and while on one hand, there's construction underway to make Port Miami big enough to deal with the increased traffic coming from the Panama Canal expansion, on the other...more
The use of port liability agreements to allocate ship-shore liability in a marine casualty event has been widely adopted by U.S. LNG import terminals. As many of these terminals transition to bi-directional operations, they...more
This morning, the Coast Guard issued a Notice in the Federal Register entitled “Mechanisms of Compliance With United States Citizenship Requirements for the Ownership of Vessels Eligible to Engage in Restricted Trades by...more
The dockworkers union along the East and Gulf Coasts is threatening to strike on October 1, should there be no agreement with transportation providers by the end of September. Such a work stoppage will adversely affect U.S....more
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
In This Issue:
The Turning Economy? Free Association; Where is the Wisdom? and Urgings.
Excerpt from Free Association:
Pithy - The moans about the Congress gutting various subsidy programs for US shipping...more
All industry participants will be well aware of the difficulties caused by the recent flourishing of piracy in the western Indian Ocean and elsewhere. A whole vessel security industry continues to grow, particularly in Dubai,...more
On February 10, 2012, Judge Sean Lane of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York denied the motion of 22 defendants in adversary proceedings filed by the Debtor, The Containership Company,...more
Originally published in Tanker Shipping & Trade I October/November 2011.
The law is explicit on who has the final say on a vessel’s route, writes John A C Cartner*
A great deal of ink has been spilt by commentators...more
The Circular Strengthening the Administration of the Wholly Foreign-owned Shipping Companies Examination and Approval was issued by The Ministry of Transport(“MOT”) On August 22, 2011.
The Circular relaxes the...more
In September 2011, the Federal Government announced a new and far-reaching policy package aimed at re-invigorating the Australian shipping industry. The policy, which might be described as the ‘stimulus package for...more
In this issue: The Effect of Insolvency on a Charterparty; The Bribery Act 2010; Federal Maritime Commission Eases Rate Filing Requirements; Update: Sanctions Regimes; Case Study: Refusal of Orders to proceed to Yemen; Case...more
In This Issue:
BIMCO publishes Wreckhire 2010...3
High Court grants relief from sanctions where the deadline for service of a witness statement was a bank holiday,...more
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
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
The question arises: “May a guard contracted to an owner kill a pirate?” The short but accurate answer is “of course”.
The consequences of the act are not short — it may stop the parade for the killer and those around him....more
This is a comment in reply to Capt.1 Raul (“Pete”) Pedrozo’s article “Is It Time for the United States to Join the Law of the Sea Convention?” published in the Journal of Maritime Law and...more
IN THIS ISSUE:
1. Can a Vessel be arrested for a Forward Freight Agreement claim in China?
2. Changes to Port State Controls
3. A Second Bite at the Litigation Cherry: “Collateral Attack”
4. The Maritime Labour...more
The Prestige oil spill case is a shameful example of a shipmaster being criminalised in a way that would not be inflicted on a shoreside person caught up in the same circumstances.act. Hence, criminalisation is a phenomenon...more
Presentación de la exposición y defensa del trabajo de Suficiencia Investigadora en Derecho de los transportes y de la navegación, realizada ante el Tribunal de la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de...more
The dismissal of piracy charges against six Somalis has sparked
outrage in some circles,but the judge was simply
following the law....more
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