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The Poseidon Principles: Shipping Emissions Reduction Efforts Steer Into New Waters

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In June 2018, the International Maritime Organization (“IMO”) announced the adoption of an initial strategy to reduce total greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions attributable to the international shipping sector by at least 50% by...more

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California Air and Climate Vol. 16: CARB Focuses on Vessel and Truck Emissions

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CARB Finalizes Amendments to At-Berth Vessel Rules - On August 27, 2020, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) adopted new emission reductions requirements for At-Berth Vessels. These regulations will require...more

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New Offshore Wind Ruling Revoked by Customs and Border Protection

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB) recently revoked a July 15, 2020 ruling that determined using a non-coastwise-qualified vessel (i.e., a non-Jones Act compliant vessel or foreign vessel) to install wind turbine...more

Blank Rome LLP

Latest Developments on Maritime Legislation in the 116th Congress

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As the 116th Congress begins to slowly come to an end, and Congress leaves town without passing a relief bill during the summer recess, the maritime industry can benefit from several bills that have been added to this year’s...more

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Following U.S. Lead, UK Office Of Financial Sanctions Implementation Issues Maritime Guidance

Much of the world’s focus is on the COVID-19 pandemic, and rightfully so, but sanctions regulators also have their gazes fixed on another issue: the maritime industry. On May 14 2020, we saw the U.S. Departments of State and...more

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Submarine Power Transmission Cables Subject to OPA

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently reversed a lower court decision that held that the release of thousands of gallons of oil from a submarine power-transmission cable into Long Island Sound was not...more

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Congress Responds to COVID-19 and Other Challenges for the Maritime Industry

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In response to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, the Congressional Research Service released a report that stated global economic growth has declined by 3% to 6% in 2020 with a partial recovery predicted for 2021. Also, the...more

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U.S. Offshore Wind Keeps Spinning in July — Legislative Update

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While offshore wind has been on the radar for many years in the United States, there has been a palpable surge in the momentum behind the industry over the past several months....more

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Chairman DeFazio Introduces Emergency Relief Legislation for the Maritime Industry

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Representative Peter DeFazio (D-OR), chairman of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, recently introduced the Maritime Transportation System Emergency Relief Act (Maritime Relief Act). The bill could be...more

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California Air and Climate Vol. 15: CARB to Hold Second Public Workshop on Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Ride-Sharing...

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CARB to Hold Second Public Workshop on Clean Miles Standard to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions Associated with Ride-Sharing Services - On July 17, 2020, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) will hold another public...more

Console and Associates, P.C.

How To Stay Safe On a Boat This Summer

Boating accidents can lead to significant injuries for those on board. During the latest reporting year of data, the US Coast Guard states that there were 4,145 total boating accidents across the country....more

Blank Rome LLP

Offshore Wind Will Need Support Vessels – What Form Are You Going to Use?

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As the United States develops offshore wind capacity, the need for vessels to support the industry for installation and maintenance will rapidly expand. While it may seem perfectly logical for the industry to adopt the BIMCO...more

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Implications of Jones Act Changes to the Offshore Energy Industry

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Vessels are the backbone of any offshore construction project, and the Jones Act, which celebrated its centennial this month, regulates their operations in U.S. waters on the Outer Continental Shelf. Originally promulgated as...more

Robinson+Cole Data Privacy + Security Insider

Autonomous Ships May Revolutionize Maritime Industry

Experts say that autonomous ships could change the maritime industry as much as containers did when they were introduced over 50 years ago. Back in 2017, the global seaborne industry was valued at about $12 trillion. The...more

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Treasury, State Department and Coast Guard Issue Advisory and Guidance on Maritime Industry Deceptive Shipping Practices

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In response to an increase in deceptive shipping practices, on May 14, 2020, the State Department, Treasury Department and the Coast Guard issued a warning to the maritime industry, and those involved in the energy and metals...more

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The Essential Guide to the Jones Act

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The Jones Act is the foundational law of the American maritime industry, and compliance with it is essential whether you are a vessel operator in the U.S. domestic trades or a foreign operator serving the U.S. market. The...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

U.S. Sanctions Compliance Guidance Released for the Global Maritime, Energy and Metals Sectors

- On May 14, 2020, OFAC, the Department of State and the U.S. Coast Guard jointly released guidance for persons involved in the maritime industry regarding common deceptive shipping practices used to subvert U.S. and United...more

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Another Blockchain Supply Chain Shipping Consortium Files for Federal Antitrust Exemption

In late May, the Global Shipping Business Network (GSBN), a consortium of ocean carriers and terminal operators, filed a petition with the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to obtain an antitrust exemption under the U.S....more

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Tale of Two Vessels: Hedging Freight to Control Costs

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The combination of the Saudi/Russian oil price war and the global COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated a greater need for hedging freight costs....more

Farrell Fritz, P.C.

Appellate Division Affirms Annulment of License Agreement to Affix Private Dock to Property Owner’s Association Community Docks

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The Lattingtown Harbor Property Owner’s Association, Inc., (“POA”) entered into a license agreement, dated November 29, 2017, with another member, Peter Tully, granting an exclusive right to affix private docks to the POA’s...more

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MARPOL Enforcement Shifting Focus to Annex VI in the United States

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MARPOL enforcement cases in the US historically have involved violations of Annex I, such as oily water separator bypasses and falsified oil record books (ORBs), coupled with post-incident misconduct by crew members, such as...more

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FMC Issues Final Interpretive Rule on Demurrage and Detention

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The Federal Maritime Commission's (FMC) final rule "Docket No. 19-05, Interpretive Rule on Demurrage and Detention Under the Shipping Act" (Final Rule), which took effect on May 18, 2020, after being published in the Federal...more

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U.S. Government Issues Sanctions Advisory for the Maritime Industry and Energy and Metals Sectors

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On May 14, 2020, the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and the U.S. Coast Guard jointly released a Sanctions Advisory for the Maritime Industry, Energy and...more

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U.S. Government Issues Significant New Advisory on Maritime Sanctions Risk

On May 14, 2020, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Coast Guard jointly released a long-awaited “Sanctions Advisory for the Maritime Industry, Energy and Metals Sectors, and Related...more

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FMC Provides Temporary Relief from Some Vessel Operator Service Contract Filing Requirements

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The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has issued a Final Rule allowing the Commission more flexibility in issuing exemptions with respect to service contracts filed by vessel operating common carriers (VOCCs). 85 Fed. Reg....more

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