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  • 3 December 2019
    Rules & Regulation

    ACCC is seeking comments on a possible class exemption for ocean liner shipping.

  • 24 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Hong Kong Liner Shipping Association has filed a request for block exemption from Hong Kong’s competition regulations that entered into force on Monday, December 14th outlawing inter alia vessel-sharing agreements. The association’s request joins numerous others from various industry branches seeking exemption from the regulation. The association believes Hong Kong should follow the example […]

  • 19 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Certain low-risk, small-scale developments in the marine area will soon be exempted from licensing under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009. The Marine Licensing (Exempted Activities) (Amendment) Order 2013 comes into force from 6 April 2013 so activities including sediment and other scientific sampling, removal of objects accidentally deposited on the seabed and small […]

  • 4 October 2012

    Part 4 of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 introduced a new licensing system for managing activities in the marine environment. This consultation seeks views on proposals to modify the current Exemptions Order, introducing new exemptions or modifying existing exemptions where the risks to the environment, human health and other uses of the sea […]

  • 27 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The European Commission has asked Belgium and France to abolish the corporate tax exemptions granted to their ports, so as to align their tax regime with EU state aid rules. In Belgium, a number of sea and inland waterway ports, notably the ports of Antwerp, Bruges, Brussels, Charleroi, Ghent, Liège, Namur and Ostend, as well […]

  • 28 February 2014

    The European Commission is inviting comments on a proposal to prolong an exemption of liner shipping consortia from the application of EU antitrust rules that prohibit certain agreements between companies. The maritime consortia block exemption regulation allows shipping lines to enter into cooperation for the purpose of providing a joint service (so-called “consortia”). In light […]

  • 15 October 2014

    Exporters and consumers will suffer greater price instability and higher shipping costs if the shipping competition exemptions provided under Part X of the Australian Competition and Consumer Act are removed, shipping association Shipping Australia Limited stressed. “Comments made by Australian competition regulator ACCC Chairman Rod Sims, in a speech at Adelaide University last Friday bundled all […]

  • 12 June 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Offshore Industry Group is urging the UK Government to exempt all offshore energy sector workers from the recently introduced 14-day quarantine restrictions. The group, comprising IADC, IAGC, IMCA, IOGP and ISOA, is calling upon governments to recognize offshore energy sector workers as “key workers”. This allows regular crew movements during mobilization and demobilization and […]

  • 21 November 2019
    Rules & Regulation

    The EC has proposed to extend the regulation exempting liner shipping consortia from EU antitrust rules.

  • 20 May 2013

    Following the approval from the relevant regulatory authorities in Italy, Greece and Albania, the European Commission has formally approved the Trans Adriatic Pipeline’s (TAP) application for Third Party Access (TPA) exemption for the initial capacity of 10bcm. The decision means that TAP can offer capacity for export of gas volumes from Azerbaijan to Europe for […]

  • 18 November 2019
    Business & Finance, Rules & Regulation

    The EU wants to check whether Italian laws are in line with EU State aid rules.

  • 26 July 2013

    Following the publication of the final joint opinion on TAP’s Exemption Application today, by the national regulatory authorities of Albania (ERE), Greece (RAE) and Italy (AEEG), Lutz Landwehr, Commercial Director at TAP, who worked closely with all three national regulators of TAP’s host countries to process TAP’s Exemption Application, said: “I would like to extend […]

  • 25 June 2014

    The European Commission has extended by another five years until April 2020 the validity of the existing legal framework exempting, if certain conditions are met, liner shipping consortia from EU antitrust rules. After a public consultation, the Commission has concluded that the exemption has worked well, providing legal certainty to agreements which bring benefits to […]

  • 9 July 2015
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance

    Following the decision of the Chancellor George Osborne to remove the climate change exemption for renewable power announced in the Summer Budget, a number of renewable energy associations have raised concerns about the potential negative effects this could have on the clean energy sector. Under the Climate Change Levy (CCL), introduced by the UK government […]

  • 15 August 2014

    Zoning exemptions granted for the Dominion’s Cove Point LNG terminal by the Calvert County Commissioners have been ruled invalid, reports the Associated Press. According to reports, judge James Salmon ruled that the exemptions violate uniformity provision in the Land use article as well as the Maryland constitution. Judge argued that the commissioners tried to exempt the […]

  • 8 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    The European Commission has proposed that Italy and Spain align their taxation of ports with State aid rules.

  • 13 March 2006

    Shipping ministry is trying its level best to help Indian shipyards by appealing to finance ministry to exempt the sector from the ambit of service tax. The ministry believes that without such an exemption, it would be difficult for local shipyards to remain competitive.

  • 28 September 2018

    The EC is seeking views on Consortia Block Exemption Regulation.

  • 1 February 2013

    The Department of Environmental Protection announced it has finalized revisions to a general permit for natural gas-fired engines and equipment at compressor stations, which help move gas from well sites into transmission pipelines. The revised general permit includes significantly lower allowable emission limits than the previous general permit, called GP-5. DEP also announced it will […]

  • 27 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Government is pondering a block exemption for liner shipping to replace the existing Part X of the Competition and Consumer Act. Shipping Australia said that it was encouraged by the government’s cautious approach to making changes to shipping competition regulation, but that it would have preferred for the block exemption recommendation to be dropped. […]

  • 19 October 2017

    Members of the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) working on board pilot cutters plan to stage a 24-hour work stoppage at Port Jackson and Port Botany. According to the Port Authority of New South Wales cited by GAC, the industrial action is planned to commence at 0600 a.m. on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. “The action proposed will suspend […]

  • 22 January 2016

    The European Commission has required the Netherlands to abolish an exemption from corporate tax for its six seaports so as to align the regime with EU state aid rules. The Commission has also proposed in two separate decisions that Belgium and France align their taxation of ports with state aid rules. “Ports are key infrastructure […]