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Coast Guard emphasizes new fuel sulfur limits
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • March 5 2015

On January 1, 2015, the new ultra low sulfur fuel limit went into effect in the North American Emission Control Area (ECA). On March 3, 2015, the U.S

New Vessel General Permit challenged in Ninth Circuit as groups seek stricter effluent limit for ballast water
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • USA
  • May 23 2013

On May 3, 2013, Northwest Environmental Advocates (NWEA) and the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) filed a petition requesting the US Court of

Magic pipe leads to engine room chase and obstruction charges
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • July 2 2014

On June 30, 2014, Marine Managers Ltd., a Greece-based shipping company, pled guilty to one count of violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from

U.S. Maritime Administration issues draft Marine highway environmental guidance
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • July 15 2014

Congress directed the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) to pursue a Marine Highway Program in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 and

USCG Security Agreements Subject to Judicial Review
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • December 17 2015

On December 15, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit held that the U.S. Coast Guard's assertion of authority to

DOE Vehicles Technologies Office Spotlight
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • December 17 2015

The Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) leads DOE efforts to reduce petroleum use and the environmental impact of highway transportation through

USCG Announces Ballast Water Management (BWM) Compliance Program Update
  • Verrill Dana LLP
  • USA
  • December 6 2016

On December 2, 2016, the United States Coast Guard (USCG) issued its first Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) type-approval certificate, ushering

Ninth Circuit Rules Surface Transportation Board Has Exclusive Jurisdiction Over Certain Railroad Repair Work
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • USA
  • December 1 2016

On November 23, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a unanimous ruling that the Surface Transportation Board has exclusive

Fifth Circuit Vacates Judgment of Greek Chief Engineer's Conviction for Failing to Maintain Oil Record Book
  • Phelps Dunbar LLP
  • USA
  • March 23 2016

In December 2013, while in international waters, Matthaios Fafalios, a 65-year-old Greek chief engineer, noticed the bilge tank was almost full

2015: dawn of a new era of low-emission shipping
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • USA
  • June 3 2015

In a series of articles, Beth Bradley and Chris Moxon examine the legal issues arising from the modern drive for environmentally aware shipping