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Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Currents - Energy Industry Insights - May 2019 #2

New Sulfur Caps for Shipping Fuels Will Help Make the Shale Boom Even Bigger "Now the shale revolution will help shippers across the world comply with the International Maritime Organization's 2020 standards, called "IMO...more

Lane Powell PC

The Digital Age of Shipping is Here — The IMO Mandatory Electronic Information Exchange is Now in Effect

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The International Maritime Organization (“IMO”) Convention on Facilitation of International Maritime Traffic (the “FAL Convention”) was adopted in 1965 for the purpose of implementing a more streamlined logistics process for...more

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

Hazardous Materials/Transportation: U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Addresses Overpacking Question

The United States Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (“PHMSA”) in a February 25th letter provided clarification of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (“HMR”) applicable to the shipment of hazardous...more

Benesch

I’m Kind of a Big Dill: Current Challenges in Transporting Food Under FSMA

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Since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”)’s publication of the Final Rule regarding Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food on April 6, 2016, 21 CFR 1.900, et seq. (the “STF Rule”), there has been an...more

Benesch

InterConnect Newsletter - Spring 2019

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Since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) publication of the Final Rule regarding Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food on April 6, 2016, 21 CFR 1.900, et seq. (the STF Rule), there has been an increase...more

Dentons

Starboard: London arbitration figures

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The London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA) recently released its statistics for 2018, setting out the number of appointments, references and awards published under LMAA Terms and Procedures during the last calendar...more

Blank Rome LLP

MAINBRACE: April 2019

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Note from the Editor - Spring seems to be upon us, at last. Perhaps we have no right to complain about the weather, but that has never stopped us! It seems like our New York, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia offices...more

Holland & Knight LLP

Open-Loop Scrubber Proponents, Led by CSA 2020, Continue to Dominate the News Narrative for the Time Being

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For background information regarding open-loop scrubber environmental studies by the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transportaiton and Tourism (MLIT) and the classification society Det Norske Veritas Germanischer...more

White & Case LLP

Africa Focus: Spring 2019 - Sustainability in Africa's maritime industry

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Africa has an opportunity to lead on environmental and social global best practices - Some of the most important global sea lanes pass the continent of Africa. Major routes navigate the Cape of Good Hope between the Atlantic...more

Opportune LLP

IMO 2020 Full Sail Ahead: Incoming Waves for Refiners, Shipowners

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As of January 1, 2020, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will begin enforcing a new regulation (IMO 2020) that caps the allowable sulfur content of all marine fuels from its current level of 3.5% m/m (mass/mass)...more

Stoel Rives LLP

‘Use Caution’ When Shipping Hemp Across State Lines

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Despite the December passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, the legal status of hemp cultivation and transportation across the United States remains murky....more

Dentons

Reducing sulphur emissions from shipping

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New regulations to ensure that the same regulatory requirements for sulphur emissions and anti-fouling systems will continue to apply to UK registered ships after Brexit were made last week. The Merchant Shipping and Other...more

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Former Vessel Owner Not Liable to Ship-Source Oil Pollution Fund

A recent decision of the Federal Court of Canada provides helpful guidance to parties involved in the purchase and sale of a ship. It addresses the issues of whether a former shipowner can be liable for environmental...more

Dentons

Starboard News: Where is justice best served

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Maritime activity, unless coastal or inland, is by its very nature international; and so too is the business of shipping....more

McGuireWoods LLP

Calif. Publishes List of Port Trucking Cos. That May Expose Shippers to Wage Payment Liabilities

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Under California Labor Code Section 2810.4, effective Jan. 1, 2019, any customer of a port drayage carrier will be jointly and severally liable for unpaid wages, unreimbursed expenses, damages and penalties due to the...more

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

The Brexit Blindspot: Nuclear Retransfers

Potential impediments to post-Brexit retransfers of nuclear material and items between the UK and EURATOM countries - There is currently no U.S. advance consent in place for retransfers of nuclear material and items from...more

Holland & Knight LLP

FMC Issues Proposed Rule Changes Covering OTI Licensure and Financial Requirements

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• The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has published a series of proposed rule changes covering licensing, financial responsibility requirements and general duties pertaining to ocean transportation intermediaries. • The...more

Husch Blackwell LLP

U.S. Government Shutdown: The Impact On Federal Maritime Commission Service Contracts

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Most agencies of the United States government, including the Federal Maritime Commission (”the Commission”), have been closed since December 22, 2018. Since that date shippers, ocean common carriers, and non-vessel operating...more

Holland & Knight LLP

FMC Issues Final Rule on Carrier and Marine Terminal Practices for Receiving, Handling Cargo

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• The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has adopted an interpretive rule that tightens certain prohibitions under the 1984 Shipping Act. Specifically, the change tightens the Section 10(d)(a) prohibition against regulated...more

International Lawyers Network

Client Wants To Do Business in US, What To Do from an IP Perspective

The Amazon Marketplace, an online sales platform for third-party sellers, has seen a significant increase in popularity. It is not, however, the only third-party sales platform, Walmart.com, e-Bay, and Etsy are other popular...more

Husch Blackwell LLP

California Labor Commissioner Lists Port Trucking Companies Which Can Result In Serious Penalties To Shippers And Others

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On September 22, 2018, Bill (SB-1402) was signed into law in California to become effective January 1, 2019. That law makes “Customers” (generally shippers, exporters, importers, and ocean intermediaries, FMCSA Property...more

Blank Rome LLP

Ports & Terminals 2018: United States

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General - 1 Which are the key ports in your jurisdiction and what sort of facilities do they comprise? What is the primary purpose of the ports? The US has a large and diverse marine terminal industry. In terms of...more

K&L Gates LLP

Recent Amendments to the Shipping Act: A Course Correction, Not a Sea Change

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Earlier this month, legislation amending certain Shipping Act prohibitions on anticompetitive conduct was enacted as part of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2018....more

K&L Gates LLP

2020 Global Low Sulfur Fuel

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Enforcement is Getting Closer, but for Vessel Owners, Operators, Charterers, and Others, Visibility Remains Cloudy - In our July 9, 2018, alert titled “Do You Clearly See What’s Coming: Having 20/20 Vision For the New 2020...more

Locke Lord LLP

OFAC Advisory to Maritime Shipping Industry

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On September 20, 2018 the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) issued “OFAC Advisory to the Maritime Petroleum Shipping Community” to alert the shipping industry participants, including...more

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