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Husch Blackwell LLP

New FMC Regulations Effective August 22, 2018

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WHEN? The Federal Maritime Commission by Final Rule issued July 19, 2018 took final rules to simplify freight pricing requirements for Non-vessel Operating Common Carriers (“NVOCCs”) by establishing changes to Negotiated Rate...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

EPA to Study Sulfur Limit Impact on Shipping

On July 30, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will host a workshop to engage stakeholders in a discussion surrounding the development of a study of the economic impacts of compliance with the North American...more

K&L Gates LLP

Do You Clearly See What’s Coming?

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Having 20/20 Vision For the New 2020 Global Low Sulfur Requirement for Low Sulfur Fuel for the Shipping Industry Starting on January 1, 2020, most oceangoing commercial vessels (regardless of the cargo or purpose of the...more

Nossaman LLP

Federal Maritime Funding Opportunity Prioritizes Innovative Project Delivery

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Sponsors of critical maritime transportation projects received welcome news this week, as the U.S. Department of Transportation (“USDOT”) published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (“NOFO”) for America’s Marine Highway...more

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard,...

SPCC Regulations/Clean Water Act: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Proposal Declining Applicability to Hazardous Substances

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) in June 25th Federal Register notice states that it will establish no additional regulatory requirements under the Clean Water Act 311(j)(1)(C) for hazardous...more

Holland & Knight LLP

Second Circuit Confirms Physical Suppliers Don't Have Maritime Liens - Bank's Liens Still in Dispute in O.W. Bunker Case

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• In the legal battle of competing maritime lien claims against vessels whose charterers contracted with O.W. Bunker & Trading A/S or its affiliates in October-November 2014, an important decision was issued this week by the...more

Husch Blackwell LLP

United States Supreme Court To Consider The Bare Metal Defense

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The United States Supreme Court granted a petition for certiorari in Air and Liquid Systems Corp. et al. v. Devries et al. and is set to wade into the fiercely contested waters surrounding the bare metal defense under...more

Blank Rome LLP

Mainbrace: June 2018 (No. 2)

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What #MeToo Means for the Maritime World - The #MeToo movement has shone new attention on issues for employers in the maritime industry seeking to ensure that seafarers and shore-based personnel can participate in a work...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

OSHA Enforcement Memo for Crystalline Silica Standard in General Industry and Maritime

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OSHA has just released a Memorandum on the Enforcement Launch for the Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard in General Industry and Maritime rules....more

Dentons

The Republic of Panama and the People's Republic of China signed Maritime Transport Agreement

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On May 17, 2018, the Maritime Cooperation Agreement (the "Agreement") signed by the Republic of Panama and the People's Republic of China entered into force. The Agreement has as a main purpose to develop a friendly...more

Blank Rome LLP

Coastwise Trade in the United States

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The Jones Act restricts the transportation of merchandise between coastwise points to vessels that are owned, operated and controlled by US citizens. The purpose of the Jones Act is to ensure that US domestic trade is carried...more

K&L Gates LLP

Local Legend: Manny Rouvelas

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Emanuel “Manny” Rouvelas has been on the front lines of the maritime industry in Washington, D.C. for almost 50 years. He started as the U.S. Senate’s primary maritime staffer in 1969, where he helped write major pieces of...more

Blank Rome LLP

Mainbrace: March 2018 (No. 1)

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Ballast Water Management: The Conundrum Continues - It has been about 15 months since the U.S. Coast Guard (“USCG”) type-approved the first three ballast water management systems (“BWMSs”) in December 2016; three more...more

Holland & Knight LLP

Blockchain Uses in Transportation

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Blockchain technology is most well-known for its use with cryptocurrencies, however, it has wider potential applications in other sectors beyond that of banking and financial services. It is being evaluated for uses in the...more

Blank Rome LLP

U.S. Coast Guard Publishes Final Rule That Increases the Marine Casualty Reporting Thresholds

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On March 19, 2018, the U.S. Coast Guard published its long-awaited final rule on Marine Casualty Reporting Property Damage Thresholds. In what was widely viewed as a common-sense and non-controversial adjustment, the final...more

Liskow & Lewis

FBA Provides Update on Maritime Developments in New Orleans and the Lower Mississippi River Region

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I attended a great meeting yesterday at the Port of New Orleans hosted by the FBA Admiralty Law Committee. Here are some bullets and takeaways, which are certainly of interest to anyone in the maritime industry along the...more

Holland & Knight LLP

FMC To Investigate Demurrage Charge Practices

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In the wake of a hearing held by the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) in January regarding detention, demurrage, and per diem charges, the FMC voted on Monday, March 5, to launch an investigation focusing on the practices of...more

Lane Powell PC

Ninth Circuit Enforces Marine Insurance Arbitration Clause in Yacht Policy

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Maritime law is a federal body of substantive law that governs many aspects of disputes falling under the admiralty jurisdiction of the federal courts. But maritime law does not address all issues that could arise in the...more

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Whistleblower saves €200million by reporting cartel

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On the 21st of February 2018, the European Commission announced that it had fined maritime carriers a total of €395 for participation in a cartel concerning the intercontinental maritime transport of vehicles. To...more

Miles & Stockbridge P.C.

Third Circuit Latest to Hollow Out Bright Line Bare Metal Defense

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On October 3, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit held—in a case of first impression—that a manufacturer of a “bare metal” product may be liable for a plaintiff’s injuries caused by later added...more

Carlton Fields

Estate Avoids Arbitration In Wrongful Death Maritime Suit Because Defendant Was Not A Signatory Or Party To Contract With...

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The Ninth Circuit refused last month to disturb a district court order denying a defendant’s motion to compel arbitration against a sailor in a maritime action pursuant to the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of...more

King & Jurgens, L.L.C.

Don't Lien on Me: Identification and Mitigation of Maritime Lien Risks in Marine Lease/Loan Transactions

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Due to their increasing size, specialization and technological sophistication, today’s vessels present attractive “big-ticket” financing opportunities. However, commercial vessels, regardless of type, will inevitably incur...more

Blank Rome LLP

Autonomous Vessels: How an Emerging Disruptive Technology Is Poised to Impact the Maritime Industry Much Sooner Than Anticipated

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The maritime industry is currently experiencing a sea change in technological disruption through the increased development of advanced automation on unmanned surface vessels (“USVs”). Automated vessel technology is rapidly...more

White & Case LLP

Maritime and offshore restructuring in Singapore: A safe harbour?

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The new laws have made Singapore more attractive for companies looking to restructure, but will it become the jurisdiction of choice for Asian debt restructurings? The maritime and offshore (M&O) sector has endured almost...more

Holland & Knight LLP

New Jones Act Legislation Pending, with Puerto Rico Focus - Is Temporary Jones Act Relief Possible for Reconstruction?

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• Four bills are currently pending in Congress to repeal or limit the reach of the Jones Act, including three that are focused upon relief efforts to assist Puerto Rico after the disastrous effects of Hurricane Maria. •...more

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