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Customs Issues Jones Act Vessel Definition & “Any Part” of Transportation Rulings
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • April 22 2016

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued two rulings on April 13, 2016, clarifying the application of the U.S. Jones Act to a power plant barge and


California Fines Ocean Carrier for Fuel Violation
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • March 7 2016

On March 3, 2016, the California Air Resources Board announced that it had fined an ocean carrier $129,500 for failure to switch its engines over to


Supreme Court issues two unanimous decisions affecting labor & employment
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • December 10 2009

In Union Pac. R.R. Co. v. Bhd. of Locomotive Engineers, No. 08-604 (December 8, 2009), the Court unanimously held that a union’s failure to present evidence of efforts to reach a settlement through “conferencing” did not preclude the National Railroad Adjustment Board from exercising jurisdiction over the union’s claim


New York court awards loss of use damages to dredge for repair period
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • March 21 2012

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company was recently awarded loss of use damages from a 2008 allision, in which the dredge NEW YORK was hit by an outbound orange juice tanker


Coast Guard seeks comment on interim rule to conform regulations to new vessel garbage disposal requirements
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • March 1 2013

On February 28, 2013, the U.S. Coast Guard published an interim rule to account for new MARPOL (International Convention for the Prevention of


Coast Guard proposes new annual vessel documentation fee
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • March 4 2013

On March 4, 2013, the Coast Guard plans to publish a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing to implement a $26 Renewal Fee for the annual renewal of


Court makes potentially significant changes to safe berth warranties
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • May 20 2013

On May 16, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit rendered a decision potentially making significant changes to the nature of "safe


U.S. Coast Guard clarifies Jones Act vessel construction requirements
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • August 29 2014

The U.S. Coast Guard issued a ruling on August 27, 2014 to the Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, Inc. regarding the use of foreign-manufactured items in


Coast guard issued interim policy guidance for implementing vessel garbage disposal changes
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • February 28 2013

On February 26, 2013, the U.S. Coast Guard issued interim policy guidance for the implementation of new MARPOL (International Convention for the


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