By Grady S. Hurley, Jones Walker LLP The same July week that many banks reported a peak in growth and inflation with projected U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 6.5%, China
Ship managers have who are members of InterManager have agreed unanimously to double their onboard provision of medical oxygen from the standard one 40 liter cylinder to two. They also recommend stocking
The Global Maritime Forum says that data provided by leading ship managers indicates that only 15.3% of seafarers have received COVID-19 vaccinations and that the crew change crisis continues to get worse.
The Ensley Engineer Yard in Memphis, Tenn., has recently finished final preparations to make the M/V Mississippi, the largest towboat in the U.S., ready for on a new season of revetment support
Member authorities of the Tokyo and the Paris Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control are to launch a joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on vessel stability. It will be held
As cruises from U.S. ports slowly resume, cruise lines have to negotiate a tricky path between Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) restrictions and “no vaccine passport” laws imposed by some
The European Commission yesterday adopted a package of proposals to make the EU’s climate, energy, land use, transport and taxation policies fit for reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55%
Mobile satellite communications leader Inmarsat has sponsored a new report exploring the future of seafaring to 2050. The report offers recommendations on how shipping, training institutions and welfare services can respond to
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCHL) is pushing back on Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ policy banning cruise lines (and other businesses) from requiring proofs of vaccination from customers. Yesterday, the cruise company filed
For a second year in a row, IMO’s Day of the Seafarer is being marked as hundreds of thousands of seafarers continue to face restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.