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Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt PC

Maritime Operators: Check Your Cell Phone Policy

Q: What do a pleasure-boat operator blindly joyriding through the darkness with no running lights after four hours of barhopping and a commercial water-taxi owner/operator without a robust written cell phone use policy have...more

K&L Gates LLP

Sea-zing the Day: Preparing for Maritime Issues in the 116th Congress

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After a whirlwind midterm election night, the results are (mostly) in. The Republicans increased their majority in the Senate with wins in Indiana, North Dakota, and Missouri (and are leading in Florida) while losing only...more

Lane Powell PC

IMO — 2020 Restrictions Will Sharply Reduce Sulfur Emissions From All Ships

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The International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted regulations in 2008 that have been incorporated into Annex VI of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL Convention). The IMO...more

Blank Rome LLP

Mainbrace: October 2018 (No. 3)

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Note from the Vice Chair - Happy fall! As the seasons change, so do the issues confronting the maritime industry...or not. Over the past few years, several topics have consistently remained in the headlines and as a thorn...more

Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP

Maritime and Admiralty Presumptions Concerning Damages Caused by Vessels

How are legal issues handled when maritime vessels cause damage to other property? There are a few presumptions that are considered in every case of vessel damage. With the damage from Hurricane Florence, our attorneys are...more

Holland & Knight LLP

New California Law Exposes Maritime Sector to Liability for Drayage Carriers Who Owe Drivers - Statute Could Hold Ocean Carriers,...

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• According to a California statute set to take effect in January 2019, ocean carriers, marine terminal operators (MTOs) and shippers engaging port drayage motor carriers (PDMCs) that default on obligations to pay employees...more

King & Jurgens, L.L.C.

International Maritime Organization Reaches Deal to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Ships

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Shipping regulators have concluded on a plan for reducing carbon dioxide emissions for ships. International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulators have agreed that the shipping industry should cut carbon emissions by a...more

Pullman & Comley, LLC

Groundbreaking News: Real Estate Newsletter - Fall 2018

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Welcome to Pullman & Comley's Real Estate Newsletter, Groundbreaking News. Written by our team of attorneys, you'll find articles that highlight hot topics and developments spaning the fields of real estate, land use and...more

K&L Gates LLP

20/20 Vision for the 2020 Global Low Sulfur Requirement for the Shipping Industry

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Do We See Things Any More Clearly After the July 2018 IMO Intersessional Working Group Meeting? In our July 9, 2018, alert entitled “Do You Clearly See What’s Coming? Having 20/20 Vision For the New 2020 Global Low Sulfur...more

Lane Powell PC

Ninth Circuit Rules Vessel Owner-Passenger Has No Duty to Keep Lookout, Adopts Eleventh Circuit’s Standard

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In an August 10 opinion, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that a boat owner who is a passenger on his boat has no duty to keep a lookout unless the owner-passenger knows that the person operating the vessel is likely...more

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

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