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Bunker suppliers applaud EU waste decision

08/01/2014
Rotterdam-based law firm AKD has claimed recent guidance handed down by the European Court of Justice,

Minister: Tanzania can now prosecute piracy cases

06/01/2014
Offenses related to piracy will now be prosecuted in local courts, following recent settlement of legal frameworks that will

Contaminated sulphur shipment leads to caustic dispute

02/01/2014
In November 2003 a Beijing industrial and trade company imported 10,000 tons of bulk sulphur from the United Arab Emirates under cost and freight terms. The goods were carried from Ruwais, United Arab Emirates to Xin Gang, China by a ship belonging to a Maltese marine company. The Beijing company took out an insurance policy for the goods against all risks amounting to

Ukraine: Registration of shipping lines: same course, new lines

31/12/2013
The Ministry of Infrastructure recently adopted a new version of the Regulation on Procedures for

Canada: Canadian Maritime Law Key Judgments 2013

27/12/2013
2013 has seen the usual variety of important Canadian maritime law decisions. The following is a sampling of those of greater significance that have arisen in various areas of admiralty practice.
1. CONSTITUTIONAL MATTERS

Newfoundland (Workplace Health, Safety & Compensation Commission) v. Ryan Estate

Govt plans to retry alleged Somali pirate after hung jury on hostage-taking

20/12/2013
The Justice Department said it plans to retry an alleged Somali pirate for hostage-taking, after a jury deadlocked

Claim against shipowner for damages due to delay was time-barred

20/12/2013
A German charterer fixed a charter with a Norwegian shipowner to conduct a carriage of aluminum hydroxide from Brazil to Norway. When the ship reached England it was arrested and the voyage was delayed. The German charterer paid damages to the cargo owner and claimed a right of recourse against the Norwegian shipowner. The Norwegian Court of Appeal

$1.2m fine for oil spill that polluted port

17/12/2013
A coal ship that leaked an estimated 72,000 litres of heavy fuel oil into the Port of Newcastle three years ago has been fined $1.2 million after paying $1.7 million in clean-up

Vinalines’ Former Executives Sentenced to Death in Vietnam Trial

17/12/2013
Two former executives at Vietnam National Shipping Lines were found guilty of embezzlement and sentenced to death

Vietnam Shipping Executives Facing Death Penalty in Graft Trial

13/12/2013
Former Vietnam National Shipping Lines executives went on trial yesterday for embezzlement on a scale

Somali pirates hear ten year prison sentence

13/12/2013
The Public Prosecution demanded up to ten years in prison before the Rotterdam court, for four Somali

Conyers Dill Pearman advises BW LPG Limited on $575m IPO

11/12/2013
Conyers has advised BW LPG Ltd (BW LPG) on the Bermuda law aspects of its initial public offering (IPO)

Standard Club fights for members’ interests in the Court of Appeal

10/12/2013
The Standard Club has supported a case to the UK Court of Appeal in order to provide shipowners with a choice in

Lax & Co welcomes Supreme Court victory over Sovcomflot

07/12/2013
Mike Lax, senior partner of London shipping law firm Lax & Co, has welcomed the decision of the English Supreme Court to

Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Results of Hearing Involving the M/V Thetis

06/12/2013
Diana Shipping Inc. yesterday announced that its subsidiary, Diana Shipping Services S.A. ("DSS"), was sentenced

London new base for longstanding Ince & Co Piraeus office head

04/12/2013
In the New Year Jonathan Elvey , head of the Piraeus office for international law firm Ince & Co, will be

Alleged Somali pirates taken to Seychelles for trial

03/12/2013
Nine alleged Somali pirates arrested by the Danish navy in early November have been transferred to the

UAE Law update: Catching cargo to secure claims

02/12/2013
In this article, we review our recent successful attachment of a high value cargo on behalf of an oil and gas contractor before the Federal Court of Urgent Matters (Abu Dhabi). Our client was successful before the Federal Court of First Instance (Abu Dhabi) both in the substantive case and in obtaining a confirmation of the attachment of cargo. Both the attachment and

Not Guilty Verdict in Piracy Case

27/11/2013
A federal jury found a Somali man who acted as a negotiator for pirates aboard a hijacked ship not

Iran Sanctions – November 2013 Agreement

26/11/2013
Over recent weeks, the P5+1 (United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Russia and China) have
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