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A quick guide to key Shipping Regulations – 2017 and onwards

A quick guide to key Shipping Regulations – 2017 and onwards

March 14, 2017

Over the next decade, the shipping industry will be impacted by a wide array of shipping regulations. These regulations aim to ensure that this vital sector is environmentally sound, energy efficient, safe and secure. While some believe that these new requirements add an unwelcome additional burden on stakeholders, others believe they are vital to ensure a level and competitive playing field.

UK Government issues Cyber Security Regulation and Incentives Review

UK Government issues Cyber Security Regulation and Incentives Review

March 14, 2017

The review was conducted as part of the Government’s £1.9bn 5 years’ plan, the National Cyber Security Strategy , to “mak[e] the UK the safest place in the world to live and do business online”. It follows an extensive consultation with a wide range of commercial and non-commercial stakeholders and presents the Government’s position on cyber risk regulation and management in the private sector.

What do the Oscars and the Maritime Industry have in common?

What do the Oscars and the Maritime Industry have in common?

March 9, 2017

In my mind the Oscars are to do with the celebration of excellence in the film industry; the ultimate recognition of film makers, directors and actors. This morning as I look through my twitter feed it is clear that the Oscars have become much more than that, there is a political message.
One example – best actress in a supporting role goes to Viola Davis…

The LMAA Terms revised – LMAA Terms 2017

The LMAA Terms revised – LMAA Terms 2017

February 21, 2017

The London Maritime Arbitrators Association (“LMAA”) has recently published a revised version of its terms of procedure that will become effective in respect of all appointments made on or after 1 May 2017. A revised version of the LMAA Small Claims Procedure (“SCP”) and the LMAA Intermediate Claims Procedure (“ICP”) is now also being circulated. The 2017 Terms were prepared by a sub-committee of experienced arbitrators.

Ballast Water Management Convention enters into force on 8 September 2017

Ballast Water Management Convention enters into force on 8 September 2017

February 14, 2017

On 8 September 2016, Finland acceded to the IMO International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments 2004 (“the Convention”) and brought the number of contracting states to 52, representing 35.1441% of the world merchant shipping fleet, thus triggering the entry into force of the Convention 12 months later, on 8 September 2017.

“Nothing is certain but Death, Taxes and Cyber-attack”

“Nothing is certain but Death, Taxes and Cyber-attack”

February 9, 2017

Had Benjamin Franklin been writing to Jean-Baptiste Leroy in 2017 rather than 250 years ago, then he would have probably added ‘cyber-attack” to his list of life’s certainties. It is no longer a question of ‘if’ your business will be subjected to a cyber-attack; but a question of ‘when’. Businesses operate within an increasingly regulated cyber-landscape, with good reason. Last year, two thirds of UK big businesses were subjected to a cyber-attack.

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