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Blank Rome LLP | USA | 29 Mar 2022

Developing Issues with Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships

The development of large autonomous merchant vessels, also known as Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships ("MASS"), has progressed at a significant pace…
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Blank Rome LLP | USA | 20 Dec 2021

Maritime Decarbonization

As the international shipping industry prepares to reduce emissions, there are many recent developments that present both obstacles and opportunities…
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Aarna Law | Global, India | 17 Dec 2021

Achieving Net Zero Emissions in the Maritime Sector

The call to action for shipping decarbonization has been developed by various stake holders in the shipping industry with the main objective being the…
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Fenech & Fenech Advocates | Malta | 24 Nov 2021

Go jab or go home: vaccinations on board?

In Malta, there is currently no definitive guidance on the subject of forced vaccinations. There is no local legislation on which shipowners can rely to obligate a seafarer to be vaccinated against covid-19. Likewise, there is nothing in the law on whether a seafarer's employment can be terminated if they refuse, without just cause, to be vaccinated. Employers may try to insert new "vaccine......
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Reed Smith LLP | United Kingdom | 24 Nov 2021

EEXI and CII Regulations: Planning Ahead for Commodities Contracts

The IMO’s EEXI and CII regulations are scheduled to come into force on 1 January 2023 and will apply to all vessels over 5,000 GT, including (but not…
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Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP | Global | 17 Nov 2021

Shaping the future of Shipping: The IMO’s role in the climate change crisis

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is the United Nations agency responsible for shipping. It provides the forum through which governments…
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Lexology PRO | Canada, Central & South America, European Union, etc. | 29 Oct 2021

ESG: key updates and developments (22 – 29 Oct)

The EU needs €390 billion per year to meet its 2030 emission-reduction target, a report calls climate change an “emerging and increasing threat to US financial stability”, and the EU publishes Q&As ahead of COP26 – plus other key updates.
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Lexology PRO | Australia, Canada, China, etc. | 4 Oct 2021

In-house interview: How blockchain could facilitate the advent of electronic bills of lading

Errol Bong, head of compliance & legal counsel at Noble Group, explains that blockchain presents an opportunity to fix some of the risks and toils of using paper bills of lading to prove ownership in international trade.
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Reed Smith LLP | Global | 9 Jun 2021

World Oceans Day 2021

Yesterday, 08 June, marked World Oceans Day 2021 and the theme this year was "The Ocean: Life and livelihoods". The Secretary-General of the IMO…
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Hill Dickinson LLP | Global | 27 May 2021

Decarbonisation and shipping: International Maritime Organization ambitions and measures

In April 2018, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) voluntarily adopted its Initial Strategy on Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from…
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