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UK CHAMBER OF SHIPPING ANNUAL REVIEW 2012-2013 EVENTS


Committee on Climate Change (CCC) launched


report recommending inclusion of


international shipping and aviation into UK carbon targets and budgets. UK Chamber provided considerable support to the CCC pre-launch.


March


Ship-to-Ship Transfer Regulations 2010 were amended, as requested by UK Chamber.


Instead of a general prohibition, a pragmatic regime has been put into force that addresses all safety concerns.


2012 MARCH


March Shipping Minister confirmed Light Dues to be held at existing levels.


APRIL MAY May


ECSA (under UK Chamber leadership) and UK Chamber responded to European Commission’s consultation on review of EU Maritime on State Aid Guidelines, calling for clarification on points causing difficulty.


April March


National Maritime Occupational Health and Safety Committee published guidelines to shipping companies on violence, aggression and verbal abuse on board ship - also producing guidelines on workplace smoking policies.


4 CHAMPIONING AND PROTECTING


UK Chamber responded to Department for Transport (DFT) consultation on charging foreign lorries to use UK roads, highlighting need to avoid choking traffic flow at ports and recommending investigation of payment points for hauliers on ferries.


June


Following consultation with UK Chamber, EU Commission ruled that anchor-handlers are not tugs for State Aid purposes, lifting the threat to the tonnage tax status of vessels flagged in the Isle of Man.


FROM THE LAST YEAR AT THE UK CHAMBER April


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