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Study cautions against ban, regulation of foreign shipping line surcharges

Study cautions against ban, regulation of foreign shipping line surcharges

Nov. 5 | Image by Alexander Kliem from Pixabay Instead of an outright ban or regulation of surcharges imposed by international shipping lines, the Philippine government should draft rules to monitor such surcharges, according to a study commissioned by The Wallace...

With looming IMO 2020 implementation, no MARINA plan yet for domestic vessels

With looming IMO 2020 implementation, no MARINA plan yet for domestic vessels

Oct. 2 | The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) is still studying how to implement the International Maritime Organization (IMO) 2020, or the sulfur cap policy, on domestic shipping lines. The global regulation is for implementation in three months’ time. Beginning...

Shipping groups call on all countries to fully implement IMO 2020

Shipping groups call on all countries to fully implement IMO 2020

Sep. 22 | The shipping industry is urging the strict and full implementation of the fuel sulfur cap, saying it found “disturbing” the reports that some countries may not fully enforce the new rules of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The World...

Shipping industry presses to extend consortia block exemption in EU

Shipping industry presses to extend consortia block exemption in EU

Dec. 21 | Four international liner shipping groups are calling for an extension of the European Union’s consortia block exemption regulation (“BER”) for an additional five years beyond its current 2020 expiration date. The four trade associations—World...

Report: Box shipping alliances limit shippers’ options, lower service quality

Report: Box shipping alliances limit shippers’ options, lower service quality

Nov. 7 | The International Transport Forum (ITF) in a new report said the alliance structure in container shipping has reduced shippers’ choices and lowered service levels, as it called for an end to the EU’s block exemption to forming consortia that the liner...

Shipping industry calls on IMO to resolve key sulfur cap issues

Shipping industry calls on IMO to resolve key sulfur cap issues

Jun. 22 | The shipping industry is urging member states of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to make progress on key challenges around the global sulfur cap to avoid compromising safety or unfairly penalizing individual ships. The industry’s representatives—Baltic...

Shipping lauds new IMO emissions strategy but sees challenges

Shipping lauds new IMO emissions strategy but sees challenges

Apr. 16 | The shipping industry has welcomed the adoption by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) on April 13 of an initial strategy to further reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from ships, but expects challenges and hard work ahead if the IMO ambitions...

Proposals mandating checking of container weights endorsed

Proposals mandating checking of container weights endorsed

Sep. 9 | The World Shipping Council (WSC) is urging the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to adopt the compromise solutions arrived at by 15 governments and 13 industry groups that make mandatory the verification of container weights in order to improve...