M.A.C. Technical Service Circular 13/2021: “Navigating towards Sustainability: The European Maritime Transport Environmental Report (EMTER)”

The current T.S.C. reports upon the first Environmental Impact Report of the E.U., which acknowledges good progress towards sustainability and confirms that more effort is needed to prepare for rising…

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M.A.C. Technical Service Circular 12/2021: “US Issues General Licenses to Authorize Certain COVID-Related Transactions with Iran, Syria, or Venezuela”

On June 17th 2021 the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued three general licenses (referred to as the COVID-19-related GLs) to build upon Treasury’s existing…

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M.A.C. Technical Service Circular 11/2021: “Egypt Monitoring Security Threats: Advance Cargo Information Becoming Mandatory from 1st of July 2021”

According to the Egyptian Ministry of Finance, Egypt has become the first African country to implement Advance Cargo Information (ACI), requiring by law all import shipments and carriers to validate…

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M.A.C. Technical Service Circular 09/2021: “Under the decisive leadership of BIMCO the Shipping industry launch the Gulf of Guinea Declaration on Suppression of Piracy (17/05/2021)”

A group of industry representatives convened by BIMCO recently drafted the Declaration on Suppression of Piracy. In accordance to industry sources the aim is to speak plainly about the piracy…

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M.A.C. Technical Service Circular 06/2021: “New revised Guidelines for Transiting the Turkish Straits recently issued by the Oil Companies International Maritime Forum”

The revised Guidelines addressed to oil carrying vessels refer to both administrative and technical information, including ship-to-ship transfer services, traffic separation schemes, risks related to oil spills, and more. T.S.C.…

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M.A.C. Technical Service Circular 05/2021: “British security intelligence firm, Dryad Global, has recently issued its 2020 annual report, which provides an overview of piracy trends worldwide”

British security intelligence firm Dryad Global issued its annual report for 2020, providing an overview of piracy trends worldwide. The report reveals that robberies are the most prevalent incident type…

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