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July 11th, 2017 at 10:34 am

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 11 July 2017


FMC – Maersk petition;

USCG – regulatory reform;

MPAFAC – meetings on 13 July and 30 August; and

Singapore – LNG Bunkering Focus Group.

July 11, 2017

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FMC – Maersk petition

clip_image004 The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) issued a notice stating that it received a petition from Maersk Line A/S for an exemption to permit the petitioner to apply service contract rates contained in new service contracts and amendments to existing service contracts retroactively to shipments received on and after 30 Jun for a period of up to twenty (20) days. Petitioner asserts that the ‘so-called Petya virus’ severely impaired its information systems such that it is not able to determine which service contracts and/or service contract rates are scheduled to expire at the end of June or in early July. Comments on the petition should be submitted by 14 July. 82 Fed. Reg. 31972 (7/11/17) [].

USCG – regulatory reform

clip_image006 The US Coast Guard issued a notice stating that it is issuing a new task to the Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee (CFSAC) to help the agency identify existing regulations, guidance, and collections of information for possible repeal or modification. 82 Fed. Reg. 31928 (7/11/17) [].

MPAFAC – meetings on 13 July and 30 August

clip_image008 The Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee (MPAFAC), sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), will meet via teleconference on 13 July and 30 August. The first meeting will focus on engaging a diverse public, citizen science, and adaptive management. The second meeting will focus on finalizing Committee recommendations. 82 Fed. Reg. 31952 (7/11/17) [].

Singapore – LNG Bunkering Focus Group

clip_image010 The Singapore Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) issued a news release stating that its LNG Bunkering Focus Group has been strengthened through the recent addition of the Port of Ningbo-Zhousan, the Port of Marseille Fos, and the Port of Vancouver. The group works together to deepen cooperation and information sharing in relation to LNG bunkering and to develop a network of LNG bunker-ready ports. (7/10/17) [].

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