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  • 10 September 2020
    Environment, Equipment, Rules & Regulation, Vessels

    MAN Energy Solutions has through its Chinese license, CMP, won a series of orders for small-bore, four-stroke engines compliant with the new emission protocols of the Chinese government related to the inland-and-coastal segment. The orders are for MAN 21/31, 27/38 and 23/30H types, which stem in great part from the China GB15097 regulation – commonly known as […]

  • 6 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Jerry Moran has introduced legislation with Senators Roy Blunt, Joni Ernst, Deb Fischer, Chuck Grassley, Josh Hawley, Pat Roberts and Ben Sasse to overhaul the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ process for managing water resources projects along the lower Missouri River system. The Lower Missouri River Flood Prevention Program Act, cosponsored by all of the […]

  • 14 October 2019

    The move, related to Australian National Line, highlights the country’s failure to support domestic shipping, MUA said.

  • 29 July 2019
    Rules & Regulation

    A key instrument in the process is a yet non-existent but crucially important piece of legislation.

  • 25 July 2019

    The Energizing American Shipbuilding Act, a measure to boost the shipbuilding industry of the United States has received bipartisan support. 

  • 6 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Peter DeFazio, last week introduced H.R. 440 the Full Utilization of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Act, which would unlock billions in already-collected fees to maintain U.S. federal ports and harbors. Currently, the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund collects more revenue from shippers than Congress has appropriated […]

  • 1 April 2019
    Rules & Regulation

    The government will strengthen governance of pilotage authorities and increase transparency.

  • 31 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    Senator Debbie Mayfield has filed Senate Bill (SB) 446, titled Coastal Management, to help keep Florida’s pristine beaches preserved by addressing erosion control and sand management. The bill revises the criteria used by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to prioritize coastal restoration projects based on need and importance. According to an official announcement, […]

  • 7 January 2019
    Rules & Regulation

    The new environmental legislation regarding the world heritage fjords will enter into force with a slight delay.

  • 12 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Senate Committee of Environment and Public Works (EPW) has accepted Senator Tim Kaine’s provisions to start new flood-resilience projects that would protect Tangier Island and Coastal Virginia.  The EPW Committee’s draft of the America’s Water Infrastructure Act includes two provisions that will result in roadmaps for new resilient infrastructure – a broad plan for the […]

  • 20 April 2018

    U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray have introduced the Clean Coast Act to protect coasts from catastrophic oil spills.

  • 25 January 2018
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development, Technology

    The government of Nova Scotia has proclaimed the Marine Renewable-energy Act providing a framework for the governance and development of province’s tidal, wave and offshore wind resources.

  • 15 January 2018

    Two U.S. congresswomen and a congressman have introduced legislation to stop drilling for oil and gas off the coasts of New England states.

  • 12 December 2017
    Ports & Logistics

    US congressman Bill Johnson on Monday announced two pieces of legislation related to American liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports. The first named “Unlocking Our Domestic LNG Potential Act (H.R. 4605)” would allow domestic LNG suppliers “to compete freely on the world market,” U.S. Republican Senator Ron Johnson said in a statement. The bill would allow domestic LNG […]

  • 8 December 2017
    Business & Finance, Rules & Regulation

    Environmental legislation will be at the top of the agenda of Angus Frew, Secretary General & CEO of BIMCO.

  • 9 November 2017
    Authorities & Government

    The European Union is looking to pick up pace on its path to achieving a significant part of its Paris Agreement commitment with a provisional agreement to revise the post-2020 EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), reached by the European Parliament and Council on 9 November.

  • 30 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell and Representative Dave Reichert yesterday introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to reform the outdated Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (HMTF). The Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Reform Act of 2017 would make sure all of the money collected through the Harbor Maintenance Tax (HMT) each year is returned directly to ports in order to […]

  • 4 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Illinois Senator, Pamela Althoff, yesterday announced that the Fox Waterway Agency may soon receive the financial assistance needed to manage the Fox River and Chain O’Lakes’ dredging issues.  Charged with maintaining and removing sediment from the Fox River and Chain O’Lakes, Senator Althoff said that one of the Fox Waterway Agency’s biggest challenges is getting […]

  • 23 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand, Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, and U.S. Representatives Rosa DeLauro and Lee Zeldin today introduced legislation to support the restoration of Long Island Sound through 2020. The Long Island Sound Restoration and Stewardship Act combines two complementary water quality and shore restoration program authorizations at their previous authorization […]

  • 2 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    Members of the Providence Working Waterfront Alliance yesterday testified before the House Committee on Finance in strong support of Budget Article 16, Section 4. According to the Working Waterfront Alliance’s release, this legislation would appropriate $10.5 million for the construction of a new Confined Aquatic Disposal (CAD) Cell critical to the upcoming maintenance dredging of […]

  • 25 October 2016
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance, Environment, Research & Development, Technology

    Thirty-nine Dutch business community leaders, including initiators Siemens, Van Oord, Eneco, Shell, and Rotterdam Port Authority, have joined forces in a Transition Coalition to request the Dutch government to draw up climate legislation to implement the agreements reached at the Paris summit. The Transition Coalition is calling on the government to draw up climate legislation […]

  • 4 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. House recently passed Congressman Seth Moulton’s bill to allow dredging in the Essex River as part of the Water Resource Development Act of 2016 (WRDA). “Dredging the Essex River is critical for public safety. Coast Guard vessels currently can’t reach boats in distress in many parts of the river. By making the channel […]

  • 15 September 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham is expecting a final Senate vote on the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) bill this week. The legislation is seen as critical to ensuring the harbor deepening project remains on track and Charleston Harbor is deepened to 52 feet. “At the end of the day, harbor deepening is really about jobs […]

  • 24 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator David Vitter announced yesterday that his bipartisan legislation reauthorizing the National Estuary Program (NEP) for the first time since 2010 has been signed into law. Vitter’s bill will provide critical funding for the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP), which spans 4.2 million acres of wetlands in Louisiana and includes many of the state’s […]

  • 17 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator David Vitter has announced that his bipartisan legislation reauthorizing the National Estuary Program (NEP) has passed both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, and will now head to the President’s desk to be signed into law. Vitter’s bill provides critical funding for 4.2 million acres of wetlands in Louisiana. Authorization for […]