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Hailey French’s Story – When millions barely cover the bills.
Preparing Employees for Business Travel Between the U.S. and Canada
Captain Phillips' Crew Lawsuit Has No Merit
Ten Points to Rationalize and Restart the United States Maritime Industry
PennDOT to Increase Number of Pennsylvania Bridges with Weight Restrictions
Maritime Reflections: Panama
Maritime Reflections: Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)
Ernest DelBuono on Aviation
Federal Court Upholds Majority of Hours-of-Service Rule
New Jersey to consider allowing police to search cell phones to combat distracted driving
Court Schedules Arguments on FMCSA's New Hours of Service Rule on March 15, 2013
Clark Ervin on National Security’s Business Impacts
Gene Grabowski on American Airlines' Brand Challenges
Doing Business In Canada
What is the state of Anti-Piracy Efforts and Armed Guards on Vessels?
Who pays for road damage in Pennsylvania after ACT 13?
Marcellus gas fuels Natural Gas Vehicles
Madlyn Primoff - Industries Facing Bankruptcy
Bankruptcy: A Cyclical Business
Google real estate director John Igoe - San Francisco Construction & Development Summit
Current status in Egypt -
The overthrow of President Mohammed Morsi by the Egyptian military has resulted in violent scenes, civil unrest and hundreds of deaths across Egypt. Many in the maritime world are watching...more
The Federal Maritime Commission issued a new rule earlier this year that, effective July 19, registered, foreign-based NVOCCs may take advantage of Negotiated Rate Arrangements (NRAs), in lieu of published rates in their...more
In This Presentation:
Update on the Rotterdam Rules.
Excerpt from Update on the Rotterdam Rules -
What is it?
..The Rotterdam Rules is a new draft multilateral Convention to update the liability...more
In This Presentation:
Federal Regulation of Ports; Federal Port Regulation in a Nutshell; Additional Prohibitions (Apply to other actors, not bound by reasonableness factors); Agreements Must be Filed if . . .; Other...more
The Convention of Liability for Maritime Claims 19 November 1976 ("1976 LLMC" or the "Convention"), as amended by the Protocol of 1996, is a convention designed primarily to limit liability for shipowners for maritime...more
Shipping has its fortunes anchored to the health of the global economy.
As long as supply exceeds demand, there will be companies at risk of failure. More than four years into the industry’s downturn, market equilibrium...more
On May 31, 2013, the United States Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) issued a wide-ranging proposed rulemaking significantly affecting the licensing, financial responsibility and duties of Ocean Transportation Intermediaries...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
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 International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) and the United States Maritime Alliance (USMX) agreed on a 30-day extension of the current coast-wide master contract, temporarily shielding East and Gulf Coast ports from...more
After the latest breakdown in labor negotiations, ports along the U.S. East and Gulf coasts, including Charleston, are threatened with a strike by the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA).
The ILA and the...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
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 a recent decision the Federal Court of Australia held that foreign arbitration agreements in voyage charterparties for the carriage of goods from Australia are void. As a result, the Court refused to enforce two London...more
The Gaz Energy No.2
On 21 June 2012, the High Court handed down its decision on a time charter performance case where the issue was whether, in circumstances where the vessel has performed within the consumption...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
Most contracts for the sale of goods and services contain a standard provision regarding the application of payments on overdue accounts, such as: “When more than one invoice is past due at the same time, Seller shall be...more
Transactions to procure supplies for vessels engaged in international trade typically involve numerous international and local brokers, agents and contractors. The vessel operator or charterer will place an order...more
When seeking construction financing for a proposed newbuilding, shipowners should understand and be prepared to address the particular concerns that lenders have in assessing risk and documenting vessel construction...more
The Personal Properties Securities Act 2009 (Cth) (“PPSA”) establishes a new system for the registration and preservation of security interests in any personal property (other than...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
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
First time the effect of the owners’ failure to obtain in due time an oil major approval came in sight in The Seaflower  1 Lloyd’s Rep 341 case. Although the main difficulty met in this case was the clause drafted with...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