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Reviewing the Minimum Wage

A periodic review of ratings’ salaries takes into account the value of the US dollar versus the cost of living in seafarer countries, in an effort to provide a fair wage for the world’s sailors

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Changes to the UN Law of the Sea

A UN initiative aimed at regulating fishing, energy and economic activity on the High Seas could have unintended consequences for shipping

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Marine insurance issues

Insurers are increasingly engaging with regulatory issues in shipping, as shown by discussions over the 2020 sulphur cap.

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Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems

Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems, or ‘scrubbers’, offer an attractive alternative to low sulphur fuels but the industry needs to take a global approach based on clear scientific data

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CO2 Emission Reporting

An EU initiative to publish ships’ CO2 emissions could have serious economic consequences for the industry without delivering environmental benefits

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Competition Law Developments

Anti-trust exemptions for liner shipping companies through Vessel Sharing Agreements (VSAs) bring economic benefits to both shippers and consumers

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Black Carbon: the next frontier

After CO2 regulation, the industry is now turning its attention to Black Carbon, a lesser known emission that can contribute to climate change

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Seafarers and Automation

The development of automated ships needs to be carefully regulated to ensure safety, but there should be positive repercussions for seafarers

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Action on Plastics

While the majority of unwanted plastic in the sea originates from land, shipping also has a part to play in eliminating this hazard to marine and human life

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2020 Global Sulphur Cap

The introduction of a global sulphur cap has brought radical change to the industry, raising questions about fuel availability, safety and compatibility.

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