Further to President Trump’s announcement on 8 May that the US would withdraw from the JCPOA and the two periods for winding down business activities connected to sanctioned trade with Iran (as we outlined in our News Alert of 9 May 2018).
16 May 2018
9 May 2018
As Members may already be aware, President Trump announced on Tuesday 8 May that the US would withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) signed in Vienna in July 2015, that suspended certain sanctions against Iran from January 2016.
26 April 2018
As many Members are already aware, the US sanctions landscape continues to change. We highlight below some recent changes to Russian-related sanctions, in relation to which Members should continue to carry out careful due diligence, as well as a currency dilemma for vessels proceeding to Venezuelan ports.
20 April 2018
Members will be aware, from previous circulars and alerts in respect of the Chinese Regulations for the prevention and control of marine pollution from ships (click here for the News Alert attaching the International Group FAQs from March 2012), that a vessel must contract with an approved Ship Pollution Response Organisation (SPRO) before entering/exiting Chinese ports.
16 February 2018
The International Chamber of Shipping, BIMCO and INTERTANKO have jointly published a document entitled “Interim Guidance Note on Maritime Security in the Southern Red Sea and Bab al-Mandeb” (the “Guidance Note”). The Guidance Note has been published in response to maritime threats arising from the conflict in Yemen beyond those posed by piracy in the region, including missiles, sea mines and water-borne improvised explosive devices.