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International Ballast Water Convention to Enter into Force on September 8, 2017
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Global, USA
  • September 9 2016

On September 8, 2016, Finland acceded to the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments triggering


Bill introduced to exempt America's cup from the Jones Act
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • October 21 2011

On October 20, Sen


Coast Guard Announces Final TWIC Electronic Reader Requirements
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • August 23 2016

The U.S. Coast Guard published its Final Rule on electronic reader requirements for the Transportation Worker Identification Credential on August 23


Additional funding provided for MARAD’s Small Shipyards Grant Program
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • January 18 2010

On January 13, 2010, the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced the availability of $14,700,000 in additional funding under the Small Shipyards Grant Program


National Mediation Board proposes changes to representation election rules
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • November 3 2009

The National Mediation Board has proposed significant changes to representation election rules under the Railway Labor Act ("RLA"), which governs labor relations in the airline and railway industries


Fuel blending ruling could impact Jones Act
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • April 3 2015

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently released to the public a private ruling on the relationship between offshore fuel blending and the Jones


U.S. Coast Guard publishes series of circulars on STCW standards
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • May 6 2014

The Coast Guard has released a number of Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circulars setting out guidelines on qualifications for various endorsements


New rules proposed for Maritime Security Program
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • August 6 2015

On August 5, 2015, the U.S. Maritime Administration proposed new rules for the U.S. Maritime Security Program (MSP). MSP secures the services of 60


New Federal Maritime Commission practice rules
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • October 10 2012

The Federal Maritime Commission amended its Rules of Practice and Procedure (FMC Rules) on October 10, 2012, effective November 12, 2012


Bill introduced in Congress to permit foreign-built vessels to serve Puerto Rico
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Puerto Rico, USA
  • July 30 2013

On July 25, 2013, Res. Comm. Pedro Pierluisi of Puerto Rico introduced H.R. 2838 to amend the Jones Act with respect to the transportation bulk cargo